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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I love Jim Gaffigan's stand up performances and this book's content is hysterical. I have to say though that I was a bit disappointed in the author's reading. It seemed the comedic timing was off. Still great book especially if you are in the thick of raising young children!
30-Something NYC Chick
What story? Gaffigan spends too much time doting on his wife, and trying to create and maintain pg humor for this book to be anything worthwhile. If Gaffigan was his raw, tired, angry, self - it would have been one of the most interesting books I have ever read. I want to know about his life on the road. I want to know how he feels when jokes bomb. I want to know how he deals with unruly audiences. I want him to describe his rise from the corporate world to a jobs he actually loves. I hope he writes one of those someday.
Hyperbole is the Best Thing EVER!!!!
Good enough book but if you are a fan of Gaffigan, then he will use core material from time to time. And when he does, it lacks the polish of his act as he honed it on and for stage and not for an audiobook. It's almost disturbing to hear some of his better jokes told so flatly. So if not somebody who has listened to his act over and over, then highly suggested. But if a big fan like me, read it as you will put the jokes in his stage voice.
Overall, like his stories and filling I the gaps of his life that I know some of, from act, is great. But I wish I had read rather than listened (and this is often true with comedian books for me)
"Laughed out loud quite a bit"
Funny parenting book.
Probably, He makes me laugh.
Jim... It's a book about himself.
5 kids catholic.
It's fun to listen to, many laughs. Though I thought he ran out of good material toward the end.
"Dad is Fat and Inspired!"
Jim Gaffigan is a real funny comedian and this book is no let down. If you are a parent, you'll thinks it hilarious, if your not a parent you will too! Its one of the funniest things I have read in a long time
Its more of an autobiographical look at Jim, his wife and his 5 kids life in and around there 2 bedroom apartment in New York. This doesn't do this justice as its a real laugh
So many cool things, like covering his big screen TV before his wife has their first home birth child, kids birthday parties, play dates, taking kids on holidays and parenting being a cult!
Oh it made me laugh and laugh. One of those books that, if you are listening with headphones in public, will make you laugh out load and scare people!
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