I love Gaffigan's standup, and seeing him talk about his book on the Daily Show, I thought this would be lighthearted fun that looked at the funny side of fatherhood. As someone who doesn't have kids, someone who "hasn't joined the cult" as Gaffigan puts it in his book, this was not funny, not lighthearted, and deeply depressing.
This book has turned me off of fatherhood.
The book is read by Gaffigan, so his timing is good, and if I had a way to access his humor in this genre, I'm sure I would have enjoyed it.
I could not identify at all with the overworked door-mat mother that is the central character introducing the valuable lessons.
Several reviews have talked about the negative cast female characters have when portrayed by the voice actor. Any female voice actor would have been a better choice, especially given the tone of the opening hours of the book.
If you have difficulty setting boundaries in totally normal situations, with average people, as a result of your Christian guilt, this is the book for you. This is not the book for me.
Magical alternate history
Several rich characters, awesome battle scenes, and a well paced story
Made the characters of both genders come alive, you were right there in the room with each distinct voice.
Terribly researched book. Dan Ariely is a discredit to his university and social science generally.
Yes, the reading is not the problem, he did fine.
Frustration and disappointment. I was so hoping to like this book.
Do not read, you will not sound smarter at a cocktail party, you will just be less informed if you read this book.
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