Jim Gaffigan is a favored comedian of mine. I find his material, particulaly about kids, to be spot on. I don't have five kids, but I do have four, so much of his stories I could directly relate to. However, as much as I enjoyed it, I felt it grow tiring and repetitive. Everything IS harder with lots of kids and Gaffigan describes many of life's common undertakings (i.e., school, restaurants, vacations, etc.) with the joyous burden of doing so with his litter. The trouble is that it is all pretty much the same in each situation. I can only imagine how a reader with one child, or no children, would grow exhausted with how exhausting five children are. It would have been better to cut out a third of the essays. Moreover, I am pretty sure this book was more or less his comedy routine written down. I'm certain I've heard these jokes verbatim in the past.
I love Jim Gaffigan! The book was worth listening to and made my kids and I laugh. He did include jokes from his stand-up cds that we knew but most of it was new. It was very entertaining.
Greetings. My brother introduced me to Audible in 2011. Since, nothing but enjoyment. Hopefully my reviews are very useful to you. Enjoy!
This is one of my favorite comedians. Love his personality and it comes across very well in this book.
If you like his standup you will love this book.
Lots of humor will giving life lessons coupled with his experiences of being a married man with kid and the percs that come with it.
We did not finish it. it was not funny and we struggled to try and make it funny. Finally we just turned it off and bust out laughing because we had listened to this boring account of his wife and family. If I could have taken the digital book amd smashed it with a hammer with out smashing my phone I would have. Wasted Audible credit.
I listened to this book on my way to and from work, to keep my mind off traffic. I laughed out loud a lot in my truck, people probably thought I was crazy. I enjoyed it so much I was disappointed when I got to the end. I am going to buy any book Jim writes!
I love French fries and I love Jimmy G.
but I can't decide which one I love better.
I hate it when you get fries 🍟 at the drive thru at McDonalds and they forget to put salt on them. a fry without salt is the worst.
I think Jimmy G would be ok without salt and he makes me laugh. (unlike those fries) so I guess I like Jimmy G better than fries.