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
Just needed a break from all the serious pregnancy and childbirth books that I'm cramming in my mind. It wasn't amazing but it was entertaining enough. I giggled a bit throughout but it wasn't laugh out loud. I am glad that Jim Gaffigan actually narrated it.
don't waste your money. it just wasn't funny or interesting. wish I had known I could return it.
Jim's voice is amazing, stories hilarious
The narration and fun in daily mundane lives
Food a love story is boring :((( this is way better than that one.
While this might be enjoyable for those who love everything about kids, this is just not for me. The entire thing (or at least as much as I could handle) is just anecdotes about his hoard of kids and complaining about living in New York with such a sizeable brood. Couldn't even get half way through. Listen to a book that showcases the general apathetic behaviour of parents ("Of course they're loud, they're kids!")? No-freaking-thank you.
I love this book. He not only has such a hilariously sarcastic perspective on family improvement, his perspective is very necessary for people to understand.
It makes me feel that although I have weaknesses, I can still have a good family.
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