From Twitter To TV Show: The Story Of The Shit My Dad Says Phenomenon With Justin Halpern
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About Today’s Guest, Justin Halpern:
Imagine this one: Your funny stories about your dad end up becoming an international craze. One day you are writing funny musings about your dad on Twitter and soon after you write a New York Times bestseller…and then your stories get turned into a television show with William Shatner. That is pretty much what happened with today’s guest Justin Halpern. It is one heck of a story. Time to meet the man behind the Dad (errr, that sounded bad). Enjoy!
A bit about Justin:
In the summer of 2009, Justin Halpern created a Twitter account as a way to archive his father’s no-holds-barred, expletive-ridden words of wisdom. Within a month, @shitmydadsays became an Internet sensation. More than 2.5 million people currently follow Sam Halpern’s musings on Twitter and Facebook alone.
Justin’s first book, Sh*t My Dad Says (HarperCollins/ItBooks), a collection of essays about growing up with his unapologetically honest father, is a #1 New York Times bestseller.
Justin is also the creator of $#*! My Dad Says (WarnerBros/CBS), a sitcom starring William Shatner, Nicole Sullivan, Will Sasso, and Jonathan Sadowski. He serves as the show’s co-executive producer along with his writing partner Patrick Schumacker.
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