Jim's voice is amazing, stories hilarious
The narration and fun in daily mundane lives
Food a love story is boring :((( this is way better than that one.
While this might be enjoyable for those who love everything about kids, this is just not for me. The entire thing (or at least as much as I could handle) is just anecdotes about his hoard of kids and complaining about living in New York with such a sizeable brood. Couldn't even get half way through. Listen to a book that showcases the general apathetic behaviour of parents ("Of course they're loud, they're kids!")? No-freaking-thank you.
I love this book. He not only has such a hilariously sarcastic perspective on family improvement, his perspective is very necessary for people to understand.
It makes me feel that although I have weaknesses, I can still have a good family.
He mentioned how wonderful his wife is 40 or 50 times. That was a bit overkill.
I will likely give his latest book a try, but it will be a few months from now.
He uses lots of voices throughout the book and that adds to the stories he tells.
Probably. He has a TV show and I'll likely give that a shot.
I think I wanted to like this audio book more than I actually liked it. Gaffigan is a funny, likable and easy-going guy who is extremely easy for me to identify with. But I just didn't find myself blown away by this book.
Previous reviewers have said that as Gaffigan fans that there was nothing new for them to read in this book. Before this book, I really didn't know who Gaffigan was, so familiarity was not a problem for me. I'd heard the name and I knew he had a TV show, but I certainly can't say that I was familiar with his jokes/routines.
And yet, somehow, I felt like I could feel the punchline coming before it was actually delivered. Gaffigan relies heavily on jokes that are supposed to lead you in one direction and then surprise you with a witty twist. Inevitably, I saw exactly where he was going each and every time. Some twists were clever, but just not unexpected - if that makes sense.
I enjoyed the book. There is something comforting in hearing about another parent's struggles that are so closely related to your own. And I laughed out loud probably four or five times over the course of the book. But frankly I was hoping to laugh a lot more.
Very funny stuff
His humor and the way he performed the comedy of the book made it very enjoyable.
As a parent of three, I just found it very funny and made me feel that I wasn't alone when it comes to my crazy kids.