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Dad Is Fat Audiobook

Dad Is Fat

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").
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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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    "Hilarious!!!"

    I loved this audio book. He cracks me up!!! I also like to nap and eat cheese!

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    A. P. Thomas 07-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A joy for a parent of young-ins."

    I couldn't help but laugh out loud sporadically and freak my kids out. Great and very relatable.

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    Susan Arena 07-17-15
    Susan Arena 07-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Extremely funny, insignificant, and very entertaining!!!"

    Jim Gaffigan is an extremely talented and hilarious comedian, and him reading it really brings it up. Dad is Fat is already funny, but when Gaffigan reads it, it's even better. Of you liked thinks like Bossypants or Yes Please or any kind of comedy, you'll love this!

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    james 07-15-15
    james 07-15-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Pretty good, solidly funny"

    I'm a Jim Gaffigan fan and I got exactly what I expected from this book. Even some of the jokes are the same from his standup act.

    That being said, I'm surprised when he stumbles on the delivery. They're his jokes, he wrote them! But this is only a minor issue. Fans will love, as I did.

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    Sheroldy 07-15-15
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    "great book easy to follow"

    I've always enjoyed Jim Gaffigans comedy and I enjoyed this book just the same. in it's playful nature this book shed some light on a father's perspective on parenting. His voice brought his words to life and I definitely plan on listening to it again.

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    Victoria Chillicothe, IL, United States 07-13-15
    Victoria Chillicothe, IL, United States 07-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Heartwarming"

    This book is really sweet. It isn't full of jokes but full of really heartwarming stories about a man, the love of his life, and his kids. I've relistened to it a couple times and it always makes me smile. I don't have kids, and the idea freaks me out, but his stories make me think, well maybe it isn't that bad.

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    Ethan Case 07-13-15
    Ethan Case 07-13-15
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    "Great book!"

    One of the best books to laugh about parenthood. Easy to listen to Jim he's the best.

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    Dan Gottfredson 07-11-15
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    "Entertaining"

    Really enjoyed this light fun take on the highs and lows of raising children. I could relate to almost all his sketches and I am resolved to lighten up and enjoy the craziness instead of going crazy!

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    "Spot on re parenthood"

    I wouldn't recommend this book for anyone who isn't a parent of young children. But since I am one, I thoroughly enjoyed how Jim Gaffigan celebrates, mocks, and bemoans our state in life. It is spot on! Tears came to my eyes sometimes from laughter and other times from joyful "Hallmark" glowy feelings about my kids.

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    McWhite 07-07-15
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    "I thoroughly enjoyed this book."

    I found this book very funny and I could totally relate to so much because we also have five kids and no one ever invited us over either! I love how much he loves his wife and kids and would rather be with them than anywhere
    else... most of the time.

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