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Dad Is Fat
Dad Is Fat
Author: Jim Gaffigan
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 horse...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780804147996
ISBN-10: 080414799X
Publication Date: 5/7/2013
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Random House Audio
Book Type: Audio CD
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover
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bulldoglover22 avatar reviewed Dad Is Fat on + 105 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I have been a fan of Jim Gaffigan for many years and will always think that he is a wonderful comedian. His book is quite funny, yet I do not have children. Those who do have children will no doubt appreciate it that much more. I had the privilege of seeing his stand-up show many years ago and my stomach muscles hurt for days from laughing. This book was very enjoyable and still easy to relate to, whether or not your are a parent. Anyone should welcome the opportunity to laugh. Jim Gaffigan certainly makes it possible!
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Helpful Score: 1
Comedian Jim Gaffigan riffs on fatherhood, living in NYC, and fatherhood in NYC. As a fan of Jim Gaffigan, I really liked this book, but I think most anyone (especially anyone living with children) would enjoy this book. Short, funny chapters make this a fast paced read.
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I adored this book. It was heartfelt, honest, and truly funny. If you're a fan of or 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.
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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!

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