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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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    calluna13 06-02-13
    calluna13 06-02-13
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    "Love Jim and that he narrates, yet sleepy story."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Parents of young (and multiple) kids who are not yet familiar with Jim and want to relate in a comedic, raw, and honest way parentally. My kids are older now so I fell asleep to this book in spite of loving Jim already.


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

    His voice


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Napping


    Any additional comments?

    Jim, I love you still and appreciate your place in life. I'm just not there now and needed more humor outside of your specific place, though I can imagine I'll have to wait a while as you are being demandingly blessed by constant spousal fertility. ;-)

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Meagan B. 11-17-17
    Meagan B. 11-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Real life"

    I loved this book. I love even more that Jim narrates it himself. I laughed a lot, and even teared up in the end. This entire book is just so relatable right now.

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    me 11-14-17
    me 11-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "hilarious"

    Listening to this audiobook is just like being at a comedy show. Jim Gaffigan's book did not disappoint. I also highly recommend his other book: Food, A Love Story

    Audible 20 Review Sweepstakes Entry

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    Deborah Harris 11-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great for a family road trip"

    Fun entertainment and relatable musings enjoyed by my teenage sons, husband and me. Definitely recommend

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    Henry S. 11-02-17
    Henry S. 11-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Boring"

    I thought I would enjoy listening to this book as a dad myself. It is however just the most boring book I've ever listened to or read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jesse Boca Raton, FL, US 09-30-17
    Jesse Boca Raton, FL, US 09-30-17
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    "laughed out loud the entire time... "

    laughed out loud the entire time highly recommend for any dad mom or anyone who likes kids

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    Lawrence Utah,USA 09-25-17
    Lawrence Utah,USA 09-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A much needed break from parenting."

    I loved taking a break from parenting to listen to someone else talk about parenting... wait.

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    Kali Myatt 09-24-17
    Kali Myatt 09-24-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Relatable-ish"

    As the only single and childless member of book club this wasn't my choice, but, peer pressure and stuff.

    I loved the first part of the book. Jim's adventures navigating the world of friends-with-kids were infinitely relatable to this 30-something, and I found myself laughing out loud many times. As the memoir progressed it was still enjoyable, but in a "having dinner with friends who talk about their kids all the time" kind of way.

    Overall, I liked it. Maybe someday when I'm in a different place in life I'll read it again and giggle my way through it.

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    Helen 09-16-17
    Helen 09-16-17
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    "If Your Looking for Laughter This Isn't It"

    I normally like his comedy routines so thought it would be funny. He talks a lot about events with his kids but not in his usual funny delivery. I could only make it through 2/3 of the book and just couldn't listen anymore.

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    Zornitsa 09-14-17
    Zornitsa 09-14-17
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    "Amazing book"

    It is really funny book about serious things from life. I have heart only several of thousands jokes in this book. Unique content :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    Stafford, United Kingdom
    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!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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