Sunday, February 15, 2015

Review of Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan

Title: Dad is Fat
Author: Jim Gaffigan
Source: Borrowed from the library
Series: Standalone
Rating: 4/5

Goodreads 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.

I am a big fan of Jim Gaffigan's stand up and this book being read by him was just like listening to his stand up. He talks about his kids and his wife. He has five children in a two bedroom apartment in New York City so he has a lot of material to work with.

He makes a lot of jokes about his wife, but he also shows how much he cares for his wife and his children which makes me like him even more.

I love that he is reading the book. I really enjoyed this book and I hope he writes more books to enjoy.

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