I Suck at Girls
From the author of the massive #1 "New York Times"-bestseller "Sh*t My Dad Says" comes a laugh-out-loud funny and touching story about relationships with the opposite sex, from his first kiss to getting engaged and all the awkward moments in between.
I picked up this book on a whim. Just walking by a library shelf, the title caught my eye. I like humorous books, and this one had a great title and quotes on the cover so I decided to give it a try.
What I didn't expect was to find myself laughing out loud in public, at home, and in private- making anyone around eyeball me with curiosity. In fact, when it came to the last few chapters I found myself in between two family members who decided to have a late night conversation across me. I couldn't put the book down, or even move to a quite area. I was captivated by the story, and nothing around me really mattered.
The author really succeeds at immersing the reader in stories from his past. It's full of crude humor and bad language, sure. But it's also full of truths; how a boy grows up, how he might try to impress girls, and how a father strives to teach his son. The book also finds a rare pace that will keep you entertained without the stories being too short, nor dragging on. While many comedians have written books that start off brilliantly, but fade sharply mid-way, "I Suck at Girls" shines the whole way through.
-- by Emily H.