His insights into parenting were really wonderful
We found ourselves cracking up often - with five kids, there are plenty of great stories
We have heard his stand-up routines and enjoyed them. A lot of the book is poached from his stand-up, which was not bad, just not new.
The text was wonderful but his performance reading it was a little rough. We could tell he meant for certain lines to be punchlines, but they were read just like text from a novel. The book itself is great, but I think that if I had read it myself, I would've delivered it in his voice in my head with his comedic timing.
Other people who have four or more children and are looking to commiserate.
Jim Gaffigan could have used the story telling ability that made him famous in the first place. He doesn't joke around and he doesn't try to engage the reader.
Hilarious, witty, relatable
Everytime he told a funny story, he just keeps adding more and more levels of wit - So, everything he relates is funny, but on multiple different levels.
if you love jim, this will be a great addition to your library.
his insight and reflections on fatherhood was hilarious.
however, if youre a big fan, he does recycle some of his jokes into the book. so its not 100% new content.
I am a new parent and related to most of the stories and it was hilarious. I am glad it was Gaffigan who read it. May not have been as funny otherwise. Not quite as funny as his stand up bits, but really funny none-the-less.
I absolutely love audiobooks. There is simply nothing like having someone read you an engrossing story; not to mention you can get things done while you listen. I always have one on the go.
Jim Gaffigan can do no wrong. He is one of my favourite Comedians. I don't have children and this book is mostly about that... and I still love it.
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.