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I Suck at Girls by Justin Halpern Review

Title: I Suck at Girls

Author: Justin Halpern

First published May 15, 2012

192 pages, Audiobook

ISBN: 9780062123749 (ISBN10: 0062123742)

Rating: 3.78


As a teenager, I was baffled by the dating advice that claimed to have “100 ways to get the girl of your dreams”. I just wanted one way that actually worked.

But as I grew older, I realized that finding love is never that simple. In I Suck at Girls, Justin Halpern shares his personal journey of trying to navigate the confusing world of relationships.

From awkward first dates to embarrassing moments in the bedroom, Halpern’s hilarious and relatable stories will make you cringe, laugh, and maybe even shed a tear. With the same wit and charm that made Sh*t My Dad Says a hit, this book is a must-read for anyone who has ever struggled to find love or just wants a good laugh.

About the Author

I’m 29 years old, and I share a home with my dad who is 74 years old. Let me tell you, he’s pretty great.

I’ve started jotting down some of the things he says because they’re just too good not to remember.

If you take a look at the photo, you’ll see me on the far right, and my dad is on the far left. There’s a friend of mine standing between us.

Editoral Review

“I Suck at Girls” by Justin Halpern is a humorous, coming-of-age memoir published on May 15, 2012. Halpern is an American author and comedian best known for his Twitter account “Shit My Dad Says,” which later inspired his first book, “Shit My Dad Says.” In “I Suck at Girls,” Halpern shares his awkward experiences and lessons learned in the pursuit of love and relationships, providing a relatable and entertaining read.

The memoir follows Halpern’s journey from adolescence to adulthood, chronicling his misadventures with girls and his struggles to navigate the complex world of dating. From his first crush to his disastrous college relationships, Halpern shares his humorous and cringe-worthy tales with self-deprecating wit and charm.

He also explores his relationship with his father and how his father’s advice (both good and bad) influenced his approach to love and relationships.

Halpern’s writing style is conversational and witty, making the book an easy and enjoyable read. He balances humor with heartfelt moments, providing a well-rounded portrayal of his experiences.

The book also touches on themes of family, friendship, and self-discovery, providing a deeper layer to the memoir.

While “I Suck at Girls” may not be groundbreaking in terms of its genre, it stands out for its honesty and relatability. Halpern’s vulnerability in sharing his embarrassing moments and personal struggles is refreshing and endearing, making the reader root for him throughout his journey.

The book’s main weakness is its lack of diversity in perspective. Halpern’s experiences are limited to his own, and the book does not provide a broader representation of the dating world.

Additionally, some readers may find the book’s humor offensive or insensitive, as Halpern does not shy away from using profanity or making crude jokes.

Overall, “I Suck at Girls” is an entertaining and heartfelt memoir that will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled with love and relationships. It may not be the most groundbreaking book in its genre, but Halpern’s humor and honesty make it a worthwhile read.

I would recommend this book to young adults and fans of memoirs or comedic writing.

Rating: 4/5 stars.