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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You would expect a book written by comic Jim Gaffigan to be hilarious, and it is. Laugh out loud hilarious. Loved Jim's narration of his own book; he really brings his stories to life. Wonderful!
if you enjoy this comedian you've probably heard a lot of this material already, but he does take you a couple steps deeper into his life which is onteresting.
Jim Gaffigan has great standup material but his timing is totally off when reading this book. He is clearly out of his element here and the writing seems forced at best. It is painfully repetitive and I elected to return the book less than an hour in. Great comedian, less than stellar book.
I loved this. I admit I was skeptical at first not v
being a parent myself, but oh my gosh, I was belly laughing. I am sure to listen again since I probably missed some due to my laughter.
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