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Dad Is Fat Audiobook
Dad Is Fat
Written by: 
Jim Gaffigan
Narrated by: 
Jim Gaffigan
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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    Kenya 05-11-16
    Kenya 05-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Intreding"

    But I still didn't find it funny. I love Jim Gaffigan but this wasn't like his stand up so don't get it if thats what you have in mind. You'll be disappointed. I don't fall Jim for reading it but you can tell he's not so much reading it in his performance inflection

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    Lisa Judge 05-07-16
    Lisa Judge 05-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Jim Gaffigan; it's all good. "

    Depending on the time of day I listen to different types of books. When I'm falling asleep I like to listen to this because it's gentle and sweet.

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    Eric 04-29-16
    Eric 04-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Truth"

    There are a lot of truths in this book. Any parent, not just dads, will be able to relate to the overall message.

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    Parang Kim 04-27-16
    Parang Kim 04-27-16
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    "Read if you want to engage in 'parent talk.'"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I might recommend it to a friend if they're a parent. As a non-parent, it felt pretty repetitive and dull halfway through the book. I don't join in on parent conversations in real life b/c they don't interest me, and this was just that.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jim Gaffigan again?

    My dislike of this book was due to the topic, not the author. However, I think I might stick to his stand-up shows in the future. Even though his comedic style is conveyed very well in audio form, I realized I much prefer watching him up on stage, performing in front of an audience.


    Any additional comments?

    It was interesting to hear about Gaffigan's life off stage and his relationship with his family.

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    James W 04-20-16
    James W 04-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Interesting and humorous"

    Dad is Fat is an engaging series of essays about parenting, presented in a mostly cohesive manner. Jim Gaffigan's observational humor is present throughout and makes for a light read. Throughout, Jim dotes on his wife, blames his kids for his poor eating habits... which he isn't wrong for doing. The humor was mild, and there were rare moments that caused me to chuckle: usually the end of each essay/chapter. This is not as funny as his stand-up, but I did not feel as though my time was wasted. His delivery is surprisingly stumbling. I do not blame Jim for this, but poor producing. When he mumbled words and phrases, or awkwardly paused and not for effect, they really should have asked him to re-record the sentence or paragraph.

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    mike 04-15-16
    mike 04-15-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Hilarious."

    Seriously funny. I don't know how single adults feel about it but as a parent I laughed through the entire book. I'm not a connoisseur of Gaffigan so I don't know if he repeats stuff that's been out for a while or not as some of the other reviews said.

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    Brooks 04-11-16
    Brooks 04-11-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Hilarious"

    Bringing humor to everyday parenting. Good stuff. I highly recommend this book - and you can listen to it with your kids around.

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    Nicholas Placke 04-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it"

    To much like his standup. Same jokes but they go deeper. Other wise great book!

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    Nathan 04-08-16
    Nathan 04-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Entertaining"

    Being a father of two this was an enjoyable listen. Only knock is some of his standup material which I've heard before found its way into the book.

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    S. A. Monroe 04-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Hilarious!"

    I'm not even a parent, but as an aunt I can relate. Very funny!

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