Of "Sh*t My Dad Says" fame, Sam Halpern "A Far Piece to Canaan"

Monday, July 15th, 2013, 7 p.m.

Join us for an evening event with Sam Halpern, with his novel, A Far Piece to Canaan, inspired by his own childhood in rural Kentucky.

“Debut author Halpern, a retired professor of nuclear medicine, is best known as the humorous crank who inspired son Justin’s infamous twitter feed Sh*t My Dad Says, a book of the same name and a short-lived CBS sitcom. Halpern’s first novel is an affectionate, sometimes frightening and eerily effective drama about coming of age in Bluegrass Country. … Shades of Homer Hickham and Pat Conroy appear in this surprising debut from a dad who inspired a Twitter frenzy.”—Kirkus Reviews


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Monday, July 15, 2013 - 7:00pm
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27 S Main St
03301 Concord
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ISBN: 9780062233165
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 28th, 2013

Inspired by Halpern's childhood in rural Kentucky, this is the story of Samuel, a celebrated but troubled retired professor who reluctantly returns after his wife's death to visit a farm in the Kentucky hills where he lived as a child. From the father made famous in "Sh*t My Dad Says."

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ISBN: 9780061992704
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Published: It Books - May 4th, 2010

After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, twenty-eight-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his seventy-three-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is "like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair," has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him: