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
Very funny stuff
His humor and the way he performed the comedy of the book made it very enjoyable.
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.
I would if they had kids, otherwise, not likely.
Not so much humorous, as it is mostly just hearing Jim speckle some funny comments with talking flatly about parenthood.
The funny stories and comments he actually put in there were LOL quality.
Yes, movies are whittled down to the most essential and impactful parts of a book, and this one would likely be rife with humor.
Wonderful thoughts and comedy while driving a long commute
Jim Gaffigan is thoughtful in his description of family life
His narration of every day life
To laugh throughout the day and appreciate the obsurd
You won't regret this listen
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.
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.
His voice and expression is pricless.
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.
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.
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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