Food: A Love Story is the follow up to Jim Gaffigan’s book “Dad Is Fat”. In Food, we get a chance to find out just what it is that made Dad fat. This book is of course full of humor with chapters dedicated to seafood, cheese, donuts, bagels and everything in between. (And don’t forget Bacon.)
As I read the book I couldn’t help but laugh and agree with a lot that he said. If you are a fan of Jim and a fan of food, you’ll not want to miss out on this book.
It is just over 350 pages, but the chapters are short enough that you keep saying “yeah let me read one more” and then next thing you know you’re finished with the book and a whole pint of ice cream.
I received a free copy of this book from the Blogging For Books program in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the book
“What are my qualifications to write this book? None really. So why should you read it? Here’s why: I’m a little fat. If a thin guy were to write about a love of food and eating I’d highly recommend that you do not read his book.”
Bacon. McDonalds. Cinnabon. Hot Pockets. Kale. Stand-up comedian and author Jim Gaffigan has made his career rhapsodizing over the most treasured dishes of the American diet (“choking on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover”) and decrying the worst offenders (“kale is the early morning of foods”). Fans flocked to his New York Times bestselling book Dad is Fat to hear him riff on fatherhood but now, in his second book, he will give them what they really crave—hundreds of pages of his thoughts on all things culinary(ish). Insights such as: why he believes coconut water was invented to get people to stop drinking coconut water, why pretzel bread is #3 on his most important inventions of humankind (behind the wheel and the computer), and the answer to the age-old question “which animal is more delicious: the pig, the cow, or the bacon cheeseburger?”