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
Parents of young (and multiple) kids who are not yet familiar with Jim and want to relate in a comedic, raw, and honest way parentally. My kids are older now so I fell asleep to this book in spite of loving Jim already.
Jim, I love you still and appreciate your place in life. I'm just not there now and needed more humor outside of your specific place, though I can imagine I'll have to wait a while as you are being demandingly blessed by constant spousal fertility. ;-)
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.
I'm a big Jim Gaffigan fan so I already have a lot of his albums. this book while entertaining contains a lot of jokes from previous albums of his so unfortunately for me it was kind of common territory. while good and funny it wasn't really a new experience. if you haven't heard his specials or albums you'll definitely like this book .
I've listened to This book a few times and it never gets old. Perfect for a long drive with kids. I bust out laughing through the entire book. Seriously, the best.
The Gaffigans have a way of overstating the obvious but in a way that is simply hilarious. Every parent of young children should read or listen to this book. Kept us laughing for hours on a long road trip.
This book is funny, but most of the jokes are recycled from his stand up acts, just with more back story. If you like his stand up and don't mind hearing old jokes it is definitely a good book to put on in the background.
Use your brain!!!
my grading scale below. this book is a 3*
1* = Garbage, con
2*= could not finish, don't waste your $
3*= worth a read for some facts, lessons or entertainment
4*= great! enjoyable.
5*= amazing, on the top 25 ever listened to
Easy to listen. Cheers up the day and gived you a relief that you have less kids and have little less problems.
"Laughed out loud quite a bit"
Funny parenting book.
Probably, He makes me laugh.
Jim... It's a book about himself.
5 kids catholic.
It's fun to listen to, many laughs. Though I thought he ran out of good material toward the end.
"Dad is Fat and Inspired!"
Jim Gaffigan is a real funny comedian and this book is no let down. If you are a parent, you'll thinks it hilarious, if your not a parent you will too! Its one of the funniest things I have read in a long time
Its more of an autobiographical look at Jim, his wife and his 5 kids life in and around there 2 bedroom apartment in New York. This doesn't do this justice as its a real laugh
So many cool things, like covering his big screen TV before his wife has their first home birth child, kids birthday parties, play dates, taking kids on holidays and parenting being a cult!
Oh it made me laugh and laugh. One of those books that, if you are listening with headphones in public, will make you laugh out load and scare people!
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