Heartfelt. Funny. Family
He stays true to his standup style (including using jokes I've heard him do on tour) while bringing you into his family life in an intimate way. There's an unabashed honesty to the book (although excessively placating to his wife...who helped him write it!)
Don't judge or assume that you know other people's lives or can make their best choices for them. Children are true gifts that bring complication and headaches, but also a unique love.
If you listen to it at 1.25 speed, you'll get through it that much faster while not taking anything away from the tone of the story.
If you are looking for a book to make you laugh and feel like a superior parent, this in the book for you! Jim Gaffigan is the hilariously funny dad you expect him to be. He doesn't offer much substance, but tells the story of his life and daily activities in a humorous way. It brings up your mood and confirms that we all feel like failures at this parenting thing.
Yes, yes, yes I would recommend this audio book to a friend if they like to laugh.
Many memorable moments, but one of my favorites was his discussing how people can be intrusive and annoying with their comments in regard to his family size. He doesn't get offended, he makes light of the comments and shows his true love and devotion to his family.
Regardless of your living circumstances (large family in a small apartment), there is still fun and joy most of the time.
I loved that Jim Gaffigan narrated his book
I love Jim's wife Jeanne; she must be a real super woman to raise 5 kids and help him with his work too.
I got this book not knowing what to expect. I ended up enjoying it very much, but clearly remember wondering what the point of it was. It has excellent anecdotes all told by a terrific comedian, but that appears to be all it is. It was great to listen to on the way to work every day, and had me laughing and looking forward to my own days of parenthood. If you like Jim, definitely check it out.
eh... the parenting stuff I can relate to with my own trials and tribulations with my two boys but it seems to me a lot of the things that he complains about not really his kids but where he lives (NYC) and the struggle to get 5 kids about 5 flight staircase or something to his apartment that's only 2 bedrooms?? MOVE YOU DAFT SNOWBALL!! I struggled about halfway through thinking I should just give up and start my physics book butt muscle through it.
New to audible and HOOKED! I can't believe I have waited this long to start.
Yes, funny and relatable even though I'm a mom
Relatable life experiences
Funny I had no knowledge of Jim Gaff. before this book but am now a fan of his work
I would highly recommend this to anyone getting married or already married with kids. Jim is hilarious and offers some great insight. As a young man recently married myself I appreciated his insight into his first experience with pregnancy with his wife. Not just funny but heartfelt and insightful, you will thoroughly enjoy this book.