Book Review: Dad is Fat

dadisfatDad is Fat is the latest book from comedian Jim Gaffigan. I am incredibly “picky” about what comedians I enjoy and find funny (most aren’t) but Jim is definitely one of my favorites. (And I even got to see him in person when I went to a taping of The View a few years ago!)

Jim has 5 kids – one of which gave him the title for the book.  The book is Jim’s take on parenting the 5 kids – who all live in a 2 bedroom apartment in New York City. (And occasionally join him on tour as well.) You don’t have to have kids to find the book funny, although it may end up being funnier if you do have kids and can relate to some of the situations that he has been put in by his kids. A parenting book without really being a parenting book and a humorous book as well. Some of the bits in the book I have heard him talk about in TV interviews lately promoting the book but I wouldn’t say that it was so much I felt I already knew what the book was about. 

I was provided a free copy of this book to review from Blogging For Books. I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

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

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