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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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    calluna13 06-02-13
    calluna13 06-02-13
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    "Love Jim and that he narrates, yet sleepy story."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    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.


    What does Jim Gaffigan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Napping


    Any additional comments?

    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. ;-)

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Lucas 01-18-17
    Kim Lucas 01-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Hilarious take in life with kids"

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    michael macumber 01-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "mmmmm frenchfries"

    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.
    mmmmmm frenchfries.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cameron L 01-03-17
    Cameron L 01-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "good"

    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 .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Mitchell Connecticut 12-31-16
    Charles Mitchell Connecticut 12-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing!!"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bonny B 12-29-16
    Bonny B 12-29-16
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    "Great road trip book!"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Daisy 12-29-16
    Daisy 12-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Stand up act in book form"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bob Shinders 12-28-16 Member Since 2014

    Use your brain!!!

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    "okay, a few laughs and a few learning lessons"

    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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dana 12-27-16
    Dana 12-27-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Just a fun listen"

    Listened while wrapping Christmas presents! It was the perfect distraction to get it done in a snap & have a few laughs at the same time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mihkel 12-22-16
    Mihkel 12-22-16
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    "Struggles of being a parrent, funny if you are one"

    Easy to listen. Cheers up the day and gived you a relief that you have less kids and have little less problems.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    1/25/15
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    "Laughed out loud quite a bit"
    If you could sum up Dad Is Fat in three words, what would they be?

    Funny parenting book.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jim Gaffigan? Why or why not?

    Probably, He makes me laugh.


    Which character – as performed by Jim Gaffigan – was your favourite?

    Jim... It's a book about himself.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    5 kids catholic.


    Any additional comments?

    It's fun to listen to, many laughs. Though I thought he ran out of good material toward the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    Stafford, United Kingdom
    7/29/13
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    "Dad is Fat and Inspired!"
    What did you like most about Dad Is Fat?

    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


    What did you like best about this story?

    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


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    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!


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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