I Suck at Girls

I Suck at Girls - Justin Halpern

From the #1 New York Times bestseller author of Sh*t My Dad Says, Justin Halpern, comes a laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching collection of personal stories about relationships with the opposite sex, from a first kiss to getting engaged and all the awkward moments in between. With Sh*t My Dad Says, Halpern brought his brand of talented comedic writing to the world. Now, with this equally poignant, hilarious, and provocative memoir, he establishes himself as one of popular writing’s great humorists among the likes of David Sedaris, Sarah Vowell, and David Rakoff. Fans of biting, honor-infused memoirs such as Me Talk Pretty One Day and Assassination Vacation will find Halpern’s I Suck at Girls an unforgettable journey into the best and worst moments of one man’s adventures in romance.


I listened to the audio version of Sh*t My Dad Says a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Granted, not enough to tune into the misguiding sitcom....but enough to make Mr. Halpern Sr one of my favorite Dad's. Crass as he is, he is a loving, wise man and I was absolutely delighted to revisit him in I Suck at Girls.


This was a very funny, touching memoir. Like Justin, I was pretty awkward around the opposite sex much of my life and I felt for Justin's misfortunes in his journey to find Miss Right. Of course my favorite moments in the book were the heart to hearts that Justin and his father shared. While offensive to someone with a more conservative mind, I cannot get enough of this duo.