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.
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I am not a catholic male stand up comedian with 5 children living in a 2 bedroom Manhattan apartment but I am a parent of the same generation and listening to this was great. (I don't think that's a plot spoiler.) It was fun to listen to and I would occasionally replay parts for my husband. I didn't have to quickly pause if my kid came into the room/car. I think the audio sample is pretty accurate of the tone of the book. If it entertains you then go for it. Even if he is jokingly talking about something you disagree with (I mean home birth...I'm a medical doctor...not my cup of tea) I still enjoyed the diatribe. You made my commutes more enjoyable so I hope this helped fund your next larger home!
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.
I love this guy. My husband sent me a YouTube video of him last week and I immediately downloaded his two books. His insights on parenthood crack me up. Not only is he funny but his heart for his children and the way he sees his wife are just awesome. His last essay was quite touching - made me cry.
It's like a model who decides, "hey lets try this acting thing. Can't be THAT hard".
Although I have to say, it was kinda soothing having Jim put me to sleep.
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