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Dad Is Fat Audiobook

Dad Is Fat

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Publisher's Summary

In Dad is Fat, stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan, who’s best known for his legendary riffs on Hot Pockets, bacon, manatees, and McDonald's, expresses all the joys and horrors of life with five young children - everything from cousins ("celebrities for little kids") to toddlers’ communication skills ("they always sound like they have traveled by horseback for hours to deliver important news"), to the eating habits of four-year-olds ("there is no difference between a four-year-old eating a taco and throwing a taco on the floor"). Reminiscent of Bill Cosby’s Fatherhood, Dad is Fat is sharply observed, explosively funny, and a cry for help from a man who has realized he and his wife are outnumbered in their own home.

©2013 Jim Gaffigan (P)2013 Random House Audio

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    Shane Fender 07-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "So many kids!"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gigi Katz 07-08-16
    Gigi Katz 07-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I could relate to everything!!!"

    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.

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    Marie WASHINGTON, DC, United States 11-02-14
    Marie WASHINGTON, DC, United States 11-02-14 Member Since 2010

    Professional librarian type, amateur historian.

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    "Funny with a PG-13 rating"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    BARRY BENNINGTON, NE, United States 10-01-13
    BARRY BENNINGTON, NE, United States 10-01-13 Member Since 2016
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    Would you try another book from Jim Gaffigan and/or Jim Gaffigan?

    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.


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    Timbolicus Prime Philadelphia, Pa 09-15-13
    Timbolicus Prime Philadelphia, Pa 09-15-13 Member Since 2012

    Avid audiobook listener and reader. I work in the tech industry, but like to go outside my comfort zone with fiction and non-fiction.

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    "Dad is not Fat, He's a Funny Fatty"
    What did you love best about Dad Is Fat?

    Jim Gaffigan manages to be funny with almost every single line. A rare talent


    What other book might you compare Dad Is Fat to and why?

    Hmmmm. Can't think of one that I've read.


    Have you listened to any of Jim Gaffigan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Dad is Fat: A Love Story about Bacon


    Any additional comments?

    Jim's performance was very good, but at times it did feel like he was just reading, and not performing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Coftse 07-19-13
    Coftse 07-19-13 Member Since 2016

    I am immortal ....so far. I enjoy a god story and love a great narrator. :-)

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    "Ok he's pale and fat but he's funny!"

    I enjoyed this but am a Gaffigan fan so .....my opinion review shouldnt really count. :-)

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    Laura New York, NY, United States 07-15-13
    Laura New York, NY, United States 07-15-13 Member Since 2010

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    "This is probably better if you have kids..."

    ...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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joel NEWPORT BEACH, CA, United States 07-11-13
    Joel NEWPORT BEACH, CA, United States 07-11-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Jim Gaffigan At His Finest"

    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.

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    Laurie Florence, KY, United States 07-10-13
    Laurie Florence, KY, United States 07-10-13 Member Since 2012
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    "And he's hilarious"

    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.

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    J. Small 01-22-15
    J. Small 01-22-15

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    "Terrific!"

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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