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
This book incorporates humor with philosophy, typically two things that do not go together. I am a person with no children. His experiences that he shared throughout the duration of this book gave me a greater appreciation for people with children, and equally a greater appreciation for my life without children 😎 any parent should read/listen to this novel because I'm sure that folks that have shared the experiences will have a good laugh...
If you're like me- an exhausted parent of a toddler in need of a good laugh- this is totally for you. Jim's interpretation of life is refreshing along with hysterical. Would recommend to any parent ever.
My sense of humor combined with the fact that I'm also a father of (soon to be) resulted in constant laughing and "been there done that" moments! If you have 4+ kids you NEED to read this...for real
I love Jim Gaffigan's ability to find humor in the every day circumstances of parenting and family life. We listen to this on a family vacation while driving and our children and we LOVED it! It made the drive much less tedious!!
Keep parenting, keep writing, and keep us laughing J and Jeanie Gaffigan for as long as you can :-)
If you love Gaffigan, are a parent and need something to pass the time. .then get this book! With Gaffigan narrating it was like listening to his stand up but it's all about the kids and his struggles about being a father. I've heard some of this stuff before on his other standups but some of the material was new. You wont be disappointed!
A must for all fans of Jim Gaffigan, kids, honest parenting, and awkwardness of life. Wonderfully written and we'll told: it made a drive across the country to South Dakota bearable...almost...
I laughed from start to finish listening to this book! I have recommended it to several friends but I do think listening to it is probably a better experience than reading it because of the way that Jim's delivery is, hilarious! As a parent to two little kids under five years old I found his stories so incredibly relatable and laughed so much! I breezed through this book in less than a week and even though it's a short book that's still saying something because like I said, I have two little kids and I never have time for anything which means I really, really enjoyed this book and I think you will too!
"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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