I love listening to books and I despise bad narrators.
He's always funny and totally real. Who wouldn't love this book is the real question? I'm a believer for sure. If he keeps putting material out there, I will keep listening.
Jim is easy to listen to. His stories are heartwarming and funny, very real! I laugh out loud sometimes, even when I've already heard a chapter.
I've already listened to it twice and laughed just as much the second time!
I'll give this as a gift to new parents from now on.
My favorite part was when Jim describes getting 5 children out the door! So true about the shoes!
Absolutely. Even if you don't have kids you can easily find humor in his musings because at some point in your life, you yourself were a kid, you had a parent, and you know people with kids.
He was spot on about life as a parent in modern America. We are not our parents' generation.
I could listen to his essay about circumcision 100 times. I listen to audio books while I work on spreadsheets in the office and I nearly cried I was laughing so hard and trying to contain my laughter because I work as an accountant and accountants are notoriously un-funny and unamused by others' amusement.
Let me put it this way: each essay can stand alone. You could listen to them at random if you wanted or if you only had 10 minutes here or there but I found myself looking forward to the next time I could sit down and listen for a long stretch.
Jim Gaffigan and Tina Fey should give parenting lectures: How to be a real parent and stop pretending that your baby really is the "best" baby on the block and you are a Supermom or Superdad.
Jim is hysterically funny-without having to drop an F bomb every 2 minutes. I truly appreciate his clean humor.
He uses many of the stories in this book in "Mr. Universe" which is currently available on Netflix. There is, however much material that is NOT on that show, so don't hesitate to get the book.
I would, only if they also had kids. I can't see someone enjoying this unless they could relate, it's definitely a "parent to parent" type of book, if you don't have kids, it's hard to relate to a lot of it. I'm a huge fan of Jim's standup, but being so, I found this book very familiar, essentially it's his stand-up routines committed to writing.
Nothing really, just an ending.
Probably, Jim Gaffigan as Jim Gaffigan.
If it was it would be the same ol' big family shtick sitcom.
Funny stuff, if you haven't heard it before.
Yes, especially a fellow parent.
Its relatable. It made me feel like I'm not alone as a parent. Jim Gaffigan is talented and he put a funny twist on parenting. I absolutely adored this audio book!
I love audio books by the author, because its like you are inside their mind when they wrote it. This book wouldn't have been as funny if Jim didn't read it.
If you're a parent, I would highly recommend this book to you. It's brilliant, hilarious and listening to it felt like a mini vacation from my busy life.
Dad is fat is a pleasant listen. If you know Gaffigan’s work, you know what to expect. If you don’t like his humor or his voice, don’t bother. If you are unfamiliar with Gaffigan, he is a clean comic and this book is pretty much only about his family. If you don’t find humor in the small parts of family life, don’t bother. I like observational humor about families and the inside out look and this book hit a nice space. Clearly Gaffigan is happy and happy to share with us what’s going on and how crazy a large family is.
Gaffigan’s delivery is (this is not a criticism) flat just like his standup. Maybe it’s a bit nasal or whiny. It works for him (and me.) The book is 5.5 hours long so not too short. It is good for a drive – I could easily listen to a bit on my drive in.
I’m giving it fours because, while it is good and funny and I will buy his other products, it is not to the level of Tina Fey, Nora Ephron, Dan Savage or David Sedaris. I’m looking forward to the books to follow as the kids grow up. Growing up doesn’t sound like it is ever going to be a problem for Gaffigan and I, for one, and pretty happy about that.
Jim Gaffigan's sense of humor and observations on fatherhood/parenting are a scream!
The answer to the question "What is it like having five kids?"
His affection and devotion to his wife and family are palpable and real.
Confused at other postings here at Audible that said the delivery of Mr. Gaffigan was flawed. This is NOT a standup routine, it is an audio book. His delivery is very good and very entertaining.
I haven't listened to many yet, but it is up there. Although, I think it's something you may only listen to once.
Jim, of course. He's very relatable. This books gives us a little insight into who he really is, how his life is lived.
When he tells the story, it is similar (but not quite) to one of his stand ups. (Less punch lines) but it seems as though he is talking with you.