I love Jim Gaffigan's stand up performances and this book's content is hysterical. I have to say though that I was a bit disappointed in the author's reading. It seemed the comedic timing was off. Still great book especially if you are in the thick of raising young children!
30-Something NYC Chick
What story? Gaffigan spends too much time doting on his wife, and trying to create and maintain pg humor for this book to be anything worthwhile. If Gaffigan was his raw, tired, angry, self - it would have been one of the most interesting books I have ever read. I want to know about his life on the road. I want to know how he feels when jokes bomb. I want to know how he deals with unruly audiences. I want him to describe his rise from the corporate world to a jobs he actually loves. I hope he writes one of those someday.
Hyperbole is the Best Thing EVER!!!!
Good enough book but if you are a fan of Gaffigan, then he will use core material from time to time. And when he does, it lacks the polish of his act as he honed it on and for stage and not for an audiobook. It's almost disturbing to hear some of his better jokes told so flatly. So if not somebody who has listened to his act over and over, then highly suggested. But if a big fan like me, read it as you will put the jokes in his stage voice.
Overall, like his stories and filling I the gaps of his life that I know some of, from act, is great. But I wish I had read rather than listened (and this is often true with comedian books for me)
Jim Gaffigan writes and reads a great story. If you have kids you will love this. I listened to this and his other book while driving to Florida. Thanks Jim you saved my sanity on 19 hour car ride.