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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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    stshirl@aol.com Albuquerque, NM 08-12-16
    stshirl@aol.com Albuquerque, NM 08-12-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Refreshingly funny without obscenity"

    Gaffigans narration is great and brings his stories of parenting in New York City to life.

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    William P. Dingell Reston, VA United States 08-10-16
    William P. Dingell Reston, VA United States 08-10-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Fathers are always funny"

    Great observational humor. Love the autobiographical perspective. Fun. I can imagine this family in NYC.

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    Miss Linda NYC, NY 08-08-16
    Miss Linda NYC, NY 08-08-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Very funny"

    I could relate to a lot of it. I understand when your children are young, all the things you think of. How difficult it is and how much you miss it later..... really cool book

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    Lauren Michalak 08-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "absolutely hilarious!!!"

    amazing books for new parents and parents of all ages it gives you a hilarious look into the funny and annoying parts of parenting that we can all find a way to laugh at I would listen to this 10 times more my husband even loved it too

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    Mary Grove City, OH, United States 08-04-16
    Mary Grove City, OH, United States 08-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "I listened with my kids. They laughed so hard!"

    So... Aside from mentioning how parents lie about Santa Clause, this is a great family listen. I listened by myself first and later with the kids. Listening with them made it so much funnier. I love Jim Gaffigan and I recommend this funny book.

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    Cee Cee Newton, MA 08-04-16
    Cee Cee Newton, MA 08-04-16 Member Since 2011

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    "For anyone who's had a child - a riot"
    If you could sum up Dad Is Fat in three words, what would they be?

    Very funny expanding on the joys and stresses of parenting...especially in NYC


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jim is a riot. Love his sense of humor.


    What about Jim Gaffigan’s performance did you like?

    His humility!


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

    I love his words of wisdom... If you think getting a dog is preparation for having children, think again.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the book and his sense of humor.

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    Gladys Singapore 08-04-16
    Gladys Singapore 08-04-16
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    "Danger - this book is addictive"

    I find myself giggling even when sleeping (how I know? I woke up smiling) . great book after long day at work

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    Amazon Customer 07-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great book, very funny"

    excellent especially for anyone who has kids. can totally relate to this book. very funny and heartwarming.

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    Kenneth Lines 07-28-16

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    "enjoyable"

    funny, witty and deep all on a serious subject that is clearly close to his heart

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    Matt 07-26-16
    Matt 07-26-16
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    "Filled with laughs and many stories to relate to."

    This is a brief look at parenting through someone else's eyes and realizing their view is almost identical to yours... For some reason I'm now craving Hot Pockets...

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