I adored this book. It was heartfelt, honest, and truly funny. If you're a fan of http://www.paperbackswap.com/8-Simple-Rules-W-Bruce-Cameron/book/0761126333/ or http://www.paperbackswap.com/Fatherhood-Bill-Cosby/book/0385234104/ then you will love this book. I enjoyed every moment of it, and it's more than clear the love he has for his children and wife. I have been a fan of his comedy for a while, but I'm an even bigger fan after the book.
We have been watching Jim's comedy routines about food, family, bacon, living in New York City, travel, food, etc. His delivery is honest and clean and his love for his wife and kids is in almost every sketch (chapter). The book is a collection of his comedy routines, assembled by his wife (who writes most of the material he uses) for a specific reason. Prior to publication they lived in a 2 bedroom apartment in New York City with 5 children and needed more space. Having found an apartment and able to juggle finances to meet the monthly payments but not the down payment his wife looked at Jim and said âYou need to write a bookâ for added income. When he asked the family for a good title 7 year old Patrick wrote on a scrap of paper Dad Is Fat and that stuck. It's a quick humor read. I really laughed at the chapter â How to put five kids to bed in a two bedroom apartmentâ--complete with diagrams!