I had a great time listening to this book, allowed me to get a great view of what life is like living as Jim Gaffigan. I don't have children myself but it was great warning what it would be like to have so many kids. if you want to good clean laugh this book is definitely what you'll want to get.
This book is a must listen!! It's absolutely hilarious and true. Jim Gaffigan is truly genius in how he takes everyday life with kids and makes it into a captivating story. I laughed until I cried. I think I'm going to listen again.
Professional librarian type, amateur historian.
We now LOVE Jim Gaffigan after listening to his book and we highly recommend this book as a funny, funny book, suitable for long car rides. The topic centers around two topics, his 5 kids and his weight, but mostly the challenges of having 5 kids in New York City.
The best thing about this is that is read by the author who is a comedian, and thus this is a comedy record, not so much a comedy book that happens to be an audiobook. Gaffigan provides the comedic timing and the character necessary in making the whole thing funny.
Another thing I liked about it was there was little need for blue humor, litanies of foul language or explicit descriptions of sex and sexual situations but he does mention how those 5 kids do come out into the world. Something about an home birth. Home births can be funny, if you aren't the one who is pregnant. So if the record were a movie I'd rate it a PG-13 or even PG, which is good if you want some laughs without the F-word thrown in every two minutes.
I always found Jim Gaffigan funny when I saw him on TV, but this book is not good. Though it's superficially divided into chapters, the book is really an undifferentiated collection of observations about kids and parenting. If I had a dollar for every time he says his wife Jeannie is great, I'd be rich. I'm sure she IS great, though I hold her responsible for typing the manuscript and so being the indirect cause of my wasted monthly Audible credit.
Avid audiobook listener and reader. I work in the tech industry, but like to go outside my comfort zone with fiction and non-fiction.
Jim Gaffigan manages to be funny with almost every single line. A rare talent
Hmmmm. Can't think of one that I've read.
Dad is Fat: A Love Story about Bacon
Jim's performance was very good, but at times it did feel like he was just reading, and not performing.
I am immortal ....so far. I enjoy a god story and love a great narrator. :-)
I enjoyed this but am a Gaffigan fan so .....my opinion review shouldnt really count. :-)
Laura the Listener
...but I don't, so it just seemed like a long list of all the reasons why I don't. And an homage to his wife, who is apparently perfect. There were a few lines that made me smile (not so much laugh out loud though), but overall I expected something funnier from Gaffigan as I'm a big fan of his comedy.
I'm a Jim Gaffigan fan. He reminds me of Bill Cosby. I don't have kids and am probably a few years away from having kids, but I laughed from the start of this book to the end. The things that Jim talks about in his book are for all walks of life.
Jim reads it himself and does a brilliant job. Some of the book will be familiar to anyone who has watched any of his comedy specials but his way of looking at life is hilarious.
Dad Is Fat is one of the funniest books I've read in a long time.
OK, I will admit - I love Jim Gaffigan and have seen him in concert. There are parts of this book that are just laugh out loud funny - and I don't even have kids. A great, light listen.
Every time I see Jim Gaffigan in a comedy special I think, "This is so enjoyable, I wish it could on for, oh say, 5 hours and 26 minutes." Get this audiobook and it can! Jim reads it, so it is just like being in a comedy club, except no drinks and no bachelorette parties. It is hilarious. Don't listen in public, with headphones; strangers will think you are crazy. A couple of times when my laughter attracted attention I pointed to my head and said "Jim Gaffigan", trying to explain I was listening to a funny man, but people just walked away faster.