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Dad Is Fat Audiobook

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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    Suzanna Lynn Missouri 09-17-15
    Suzanna Lynn Missouri 09-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Being a parent is funny"
    If you could sum up Dad Is Fat in three words, what would they be?

    Very funny stuff


    What about Jim Gaffigan’s performance did you like?

    His humor and the way he performed the comedy of the book made it very enjoyable.


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

    As a parent of three, I just found it very funny and made me feel that I wasn't alone when it comes to my crazy kids.


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    Patricia Marietta, GA, United States 09-13-15
    Patricia Marietta, GA, United States 09-13-15 Member Since 2013
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    "any parent or parent to be should listen"

    hilarious...loved to essay style. fun and easy to listen to with my kids in the car.

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    jamie h gibson 09-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Funny and clever!"

    Loved his take on having 5 kids. Hilarious. Even parents with fewer kids can definitely relate!

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    skiman 09-10-15
    skiman 09-10-15
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    "Non Parent"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would if they had kids, otherwise, not likely.


    What was most disappointing about Jim Gaffigan’s story?

    Not so much humorous, as it is mostly just hearing Jim speckle some funny comments with talking flatly about parenthood.


    What about Jim Gaffigan’s performance did you like?

    The funny stories and comments he actually put in there were LOL quality.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes, movies are whittled down to the most essential and impactful parts of a book, and this one would likely be rife with humor.


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    Kristina 09-09-15
    Kristina 09-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Entertaining, great listed"
    What made the experience of listening to Dad Is Fat the most enjoyable?

    Wonderful thoughts and comedy while driving a long commute


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jim Gaffigan is thoughtful in his description of family life


    What about Jim Gaffigan’s performance did you like?

    His narration of every day life


    What did you learn from Dad Is Fat that you would use in your daily life?

    To laugh throughout the day and appreciate the obsurd


    Any additional comments?

    You won't regret this listen

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    John 09-02-15
    John 09-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "too funny"

    loved it, just don't drive while listening or you may crash! super fast read.

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    Jennis 08-18-15
    Jennis 08-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "If you like Jims comedy you'll enjoy this book!"
    Where does Dad Is Fat rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Thoroughly enjoyed this. As a parent you connect right away with the humor in the situations he describes throughout. He keeps it real and adds his flavor of humor to the whole thing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the way he tells stories so I enjoyed listening to his voice... I could picture him in the stories and laughed out loud multiple times.


    What does Jim Gaffigan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice and expression is pricless.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I just really liked it. I laughed. I pondered. I reflected on my own parenting. I enjoyed the stories and his input on real subjects.


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    brittany salmen 08-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it."

    I Laughed so hard! It was Well writing. I can't wait for his next book.
    Smart, funny, and very very true.

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    john 08-17-15
    john 08-17-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Funny but too repetitive to listen to all at once"

    The book is really funny. He has a lot of cutting insights into his life and life in general.
    About the only thing that I might say against it is that it was so funny I was trying to listen to it all at once, and it becomes a bit repetitive that way.
    Best to be taken in small comedy bits (chapters) and come back to it later for best enjoyment.

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    Carol Young 08-04-15
    Carol Young 08-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "So good I want to share with everyone!"

    great stories every parent can relate to, ready to start it all over again! even making notes of my favorite jokes - tv news is like kryptonite to kids!!!

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