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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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    Nathan 04-08-16
    Nathan 04-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Entertaining"

    Being a father of two this was an enjoyable listen. Only knock is some of his standup material which I've heard before found its way into the book.

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    S. A. Monroe 04-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Hilarious!"

    I'm not even a parent, but as an aunt I can relate. Very funny!

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    J. Cihla 03-24-16
    J. Cihla 03-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story, disappointed by reading"

    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!

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    T. Marhal New York, NY 03-20-16
    T. Marhal New York, NY 03-20-16 Member Since 2016

    30-Something NYC Chick

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    "Poor Jim"

    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.

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    Emily M. Osburne Atlanta, GA 03-11-16
    Emily M. Osburne Atlanta, GA 03-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "So good"

    I'm actually sad this book is over. Such a great listen! Hilarious for any parent and spot on in so many ways.

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    Brandy H 03-09-16
    Brandy H 03-09-16 Member Since 2014
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    "awesome"

    I loved this book. laughed a lot. recommended for all new parents to read. it's good.

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    Christopher Murphy Natick, MA United States 03-07-16
    Christopher Murphy Natick, MA United States 03-07-16 Listener Since 2009

    Hyperbole is the Best Thing EVER!!!!

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    "Weird to rate Gaffigan as "Meh""

    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)

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    BethdigsFootball 03-01-16 Member Since 2015

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    "I laughed out Loud!"

    I liked it so much and it was over way too quick. Parents of young children will find themselves noding their heads as the story goes on.

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    Gregory 02-29-16
    Gregory 02-29-16
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    "Great book"

    I loved it. If you like his stand up you will like his book even though some of the same jokes are in it.

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    TC 02-25-16
    TC 02-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Still Laughing"

    The Gaffigans are the new Carlins! Easy to relate to, and you find yourself agreeing with everything. Can't wait for more.

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  • Philip Heydebreck
    1/25/15
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    "Laughed out loud quite a bit"
    If you could sum up Dad Is Fat in three words, what would they be?

    Funny parenting book.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jim Gaffigan? Why or why not?

    Probably, He makes me laugh.


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

    Jim... It's a book about himself.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    5 kids catholic.


    Any additional comments?

    It's fun to listen to, many laughs. Though I thought he ran out of good material toward the end.

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  • Mr
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    7/29/13
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    "Dad is Fat and Inspired!"
    What did you like most about Dad Is Fat?

    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


    What did you like best about this story?

    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


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    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!


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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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