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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


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    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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    carolyn 05-18-17
    carolyn 05-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Charming and Witty"
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    Gaffigan's take on parenthood is charming and witty, he takes all the good and bad that comes with being a parent and wraps it up in a beautiful little package. He is sweet and sincere and spins every situation into an adventure. Lovely book. However, I cannot recommend his second book Food: a Love Story. It is utterly disappointing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth 05-16-17
    Elizabeth 05-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Ugh"

    Starts out with a relatable and hysterical story about visiting friend with a baby, and quickly devolves into a self-indulgent, at times preachy series of complaints interspersed with frequent proclamations of his love for his wife. Don't get me wrong, it's cool he loves his wife, but the books forward was sufficiently affectionate and appreciative that telling the reader/listener every 4 pages seemed gratuitous. Unfortunately what was not gratuitous in this book was humor. Disappointing and tedious.

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    Cleo P Fleming 05-12-17
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    "Laughed until I cried."

    Laughed until I cried, and related to so many of Jim's moments as a parent.

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    Joyful Momma 05-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "He is a funny fella!"

    I can't tell you how much unrelated to Jim! You have given voice to the humor I see in parenting all life. Thank you sir and I hope yu our wife recovers fully! God bless

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    fayenaiini 05-01-17
    fayenaiini 05-01-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Sucks"

    The way he's reading the book is equivalent to when we were forced to read in English class and did it in this monotone voice filled w/annoyance we HAVE to read out loud. Was painful to hear, had to stop after chapter 3

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. Makela 05-01-17
    J. Makela 05-01-17 Member Since 2016

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    "yup just like my life funny dude."

    just like raising our child. Disney - check
    family get togethers - check.
    Daddy and camping - check

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    I.G. 04-29-17
    I.G. 04-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great"

    Funny, light-hearted, and sweet. Jim's a lovable oaf with a big heart and a bigger stomach.

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    Clarice H. 04-21-17
    Clarice H. 04-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "lots of lines from his standup,"

    so if you haven't heard good standup maybe some of the lines works be funnier (ie haven't heard it before).

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    Burhan 04-12-17
    Burhan 04-12-17
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    "All parents can relate to it"

    I really loved this audiobook. The flow of the book from child birth to kids growing up is amazing. Listening to it was like listening to a show.

    I would like to recommend this book to all my friends and specially my wife. This is the first book i was allowed to play in the car when my wife is with me. I guess she enjoyed it much more than i did. Tbh it was a little biased.

    For myself i can relate to this book because i had 4 siblings growing up. So i understand the drama and adventures of growing up in a large family. I guess i miss house full of kids and i definitely appreciate my parents efforts and patience towards us.



    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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