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 liked the premise and themes. I liked getting to know gaffigan. the book just wasn't as good as a show. I wish he'd done voices and that the book didn't concentrate purely on parenthood. worth the 6 bucks for though.
Lots of insight and humor the experience of being a Dad. It started to be a little one-note at the mid-point, but the love Jim Gaffigan has for his family is really touching. I'd recommend this one to parents with young kids.
Gaffigan's delivery is wonderful. His tone and register changes throughout and in ways that make him easy and interesting to pay attention to.
A hilarious set of stories about parenthood. If you're already a fan of Gaffigan, this is a no-brainer.
How I could relate almost every story to my own family!
babies are natural antidepressants!
As a father of 3 this book was very relevant to me. What I loved about it most was how it now lets me take make every frustrating situation regarding raising young children and family life a laughable event. This book gifted me and my wife with a comic outlet for everything! It's nice to be able to laugh together about the hard things in life!
I couldn't stop laughing out loud! I love Jim Gaffigan. This is definitely a book I will listen to again and again. Thank you!
More a humorous book about parenting than anything else. Enjoyed the glimpse into Jim and Jeanie's life, living in a five-story walk-up in Manhattan, raising 5 kids.
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