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Dad Is Fat | [Jim Gaffigan]

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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    Christine Fannin 02-18-15
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    "funny guy but not narrator"

    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.

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    RueRue 02-16-15
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    "Dad is Funny"

    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.

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    Marissa 02-12-15
    Marissa 02-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Love him, not this book..."

    I love Jim Gaffigan, but not this book. If you're a parent of young kids, you'll love it. If not, skip it.

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    Mahmoud Cairo, Egypt 02-11-15
    Mahmoud Cairo, Egypt 02-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I enjoyed this book very much as a young father"

    I enjoyed this book very much as a young father. Very funny and resourceful if you have a little of humor.

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    Paul M Anheier 02-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    What about Jim Gaffigan’s performance did you like?

    Gaffigan's delivery is wonderful. His tone and register changes throughout and in ways that make him easy and interesting to pay attention to.


    Any additional comments?

    A hilarious set of stories about parenthood. If you're already a fan of Gaffigan, this is a no-brainer.

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    Seth Bangor, United Kingdom 02-06-15
    Seth Bangor, United Kingdom 02-06-15
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    "Hilarious!...and surprisingly relevant..."
    What did you love best about Dad Is Fat?

    How I could relate almost every story to my own family!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jim Gaffigan.


    Which character – as performed by Jim Gaffigan – was your favorite?

    Himself.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Dad Is Fat?

    babies are natural antidepressants!


    Any additional comments?

    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!

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    Trista Metzler 02-05-15 Member Since 2010
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    "so relatable."

    laughed and sympathized all the way through. wish it Didn't end so soon. ready for his next book

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    ladydalebug 02-04-15
    ladydalebug 02-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it!"

    I laughed all the way through - he was describing my husband and me with our three boys. Thanks for an honest depiction of parenting.

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    Carolyn LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 02-04-15
    Carolyn LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 02-04-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Hysterical!"

    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!

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    Jerry 02-04-15
    Jerry 02-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Poignant, not just funny."

    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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