Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan

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Read Dad Is Fat Online Free - 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.

Title : Dad Is Fat
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ISBN : 0385349068
Edition Language : English
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 288 pages


j rated it ★★★☆☆

June 18, 2013

This is a really amusing book about an insane man who decided to have five children in a two-bedroom apartment in New York City. It's kind of like Dave Barry except it's still funny post-1993. I am giving it three stars because it is essentially a bunch of 2-minute standup routines strung togethe...

Peter rated it ★★★☆☆

February 04, 2014

Hmm, where to come down on this book. Jim Gaffigan is a really funny stand-up, and he doesn't sound like anybody else. Okay, he talks about food all the time, but who cares? His newish special, Mr. Universe, is on Netflix, and I can't recommend it enough. The book is readable for the childless. Lik...

Jeff rated it ★★★★☆

September 17, 2015

Humor has always figured prominently in my life. I had a painful and awkward adolescence and my salvation was Monty Python, Mad Magazine, the National Lampoon, the Marx Brothers and my comedy albums (I know I’m probably leaving lots of stuff out). Humor was a lifeline and kept me sane (Ha!). It sti...

Matthew rated it ★★★★☆

June 19, 2017

This book may not appeal to everyone, but if you have kids, it should appeal to you! Gaffigan says what every parent is thinking, but is afraid to say out loud. As a parent of a two year old and a five year old, not only did it feel like he was speaking directly to me, I wondered if he was followi...

Diane rated it ★★★★☆

April 21, 2015

Hahaha! Jim Gaffigan is funny. This was a very amusing audiobook. Dad is Fat is a collection of comic essays about what it's like to be a parent to five kids. That's not a typo -- Jim and his wife have FIVE children. I can't imagine having five kids. My parents had three kids and I thought that wa...

Clarissa rated it ★☆☆☆☆

July 29, 2013

Did you know Jim Gaffigan has five kids? He has five kids. Five kids. He must be crazy. Wow five kids. Wow in a tiny NYC apartment. Did you know that you don't sleep much when you have five kids? Did you know it is hard to go anywhere with five kids? Wow he must be crazy or something to have five...

Jason rated it ★★★★☆

July 18, 2016

After recently reading Jim Gaffigan's gastronomically good read Food: A Love Story, I decided to go on a mini Gaffigan binge. As you might guess from the title, Dad Is Fat is about Gaffigan's home life and the travails of becoming a parent. It follows chronologically from him and his wife as a fr...

Lindsey rated it ★★★★☆

June 17, 2015

I listened to the audiobook and everything about this was excellent! :D

Deborah rated it ★★★★☆

December 22, 2014

It's simple: If you like Jim Gaffigan's work, you'll like this book -- especially if you get the audio version, because he reads it himself. If you aren't familiar with his comedy, please stop living such a needlessly sad life and check out one of his albums. I recommend "King Baby" (an escalator...

Larissa rated it ★★★★★

August 04, 2013

I had to give this book 5 stars because #1: Jim Gaffigan is hilarious, #2: the only way to survive parenting is through humor and #3: I swear this was the book I WAS GOING TO WRITE ON PARENTING but from a mom's point of view and minus a few chapters and the title! Seriously almost every thought/c...

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