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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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    Alice 06-01-16
    Alice 06-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Just what I needed"

    I've been listening to a lot of history and murder mysteries lately, and I realized I needed to laugh! This book delivered.

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    Stephanie 05-30-16
    Stephanie 05-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Very funny! The last few chapters are the best!"

    Very funny views on parenting. His voice got a little whiny and annoying in the middle of the book, but it got better near the end. If you have small children you will relate to this book.

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    Hot Sax w/ Cold Feet Salt Lake City, UT 05-29-16
    Hot Sax w/ Cold Feet Salt Lake City, UT 05-29-16
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    "Great Familiar Narrative"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dad Is Fat to be better than the print version?

    Jim Gaffigan's years of stage performance make him easy to listen to. He crafts his intonation and phrasing expertly.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This book is great for anyone who had kids or is thinking about having kids. He bluntly tells it like it is and does it in an interesting way.


    Any additional comments?

    I gave the book 4 stars overall due to the fact that a lot of the material found in the book comes from his stage act. That being said, if you like Jim Gaffigan, you'll love this book.

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    Amazon Customer 05-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A DAD likes Dad is Fat"

    A+ look at dads with families and someone who really loves all of them, deeply. Sometimes silly Kama sometimes a little cynical, but mostly a good look.

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    The Rogers Family Hermitage, TN United States 05-18-16
    The Rogers Family Hermitage, TN United States 05-18-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Hilarious"

    I thoroughly enjoy Jim Gaffigan and this book did not disappoint, at least in content. Funny material, funny stories, funny (and relatable) all the way around.

    Gaffigan's narrating lacks the flow and rhythm of his stand up. I got somewhat frustrated with the sometimes stilted narration, but that was easily forgivable because the material is so great.

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    D Whervs 05-15-16
    D Whervs 05-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A great book"

    I'm not a father but as a mother it provides a humorous look into how hopeless guys feel as fathers. I enjoyed listening to this book.

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    Anna W. 05-13-16
    Anna W. 05-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "For the kid-tolerant, excellent."

    A little short of stand-up, this book still caught me off guard and had me randomly snorting in public. Gaffigan's delivery is excellent. I don't have kids of my own, but I'm in a relationship with a devoted dad, and it only made me more sympathetic to his experiences. I'd say an interest in kids as a topic is pretty essential. It was weird listening to "clean" comedy, but it is just mild, not bland. If anything it was a good break from the relentless intensity of a lot of other contemporary humor. Some scenarios are absurdly unrelatable (tour bus vacations?) but are captivating nonetheless.

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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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