Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dad is Fat - Jim Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan is one of my favorite stand up comedians.  I have enjoyed his comedy specials on tv and when I was offered this book to review I jumped at the chance.  I read it in three days.  The book is a fun book to read.  I was able to relate to the stories.  I grew up on a home with four children.  We were always doing something and getting in trouble.  I know that we really gave our parents a hard time.  I really like reading about everyday life events and laughing about them.  

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’sFatherhoodDad 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.

About the Author

JIM GAFFIGAN is a stand-up comedian and actor with numerous film, television, and stage credits. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Jeannie, and their five children in a two-bedroom apartment.