Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Dad is Fat




Synopsis (from Amazon):  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 FatherhoodDad 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.

One (or more) Sentence Summary:  Dad is Fat, is to flippin' funny.  Water coming out of your nose funny.  

Would I Read Other Books by the Author:  A follow up book would be fantastic.


JIM GAFFIGAN is a Grammy nominated Comedian, New York Times Best Selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum selling father of five. In May of 2013, Jim’s first book ‘Dad is Fat’ was released by Crown Publishing debuting on the New York Times bestsellers list at #5 and remained in the top 20 for 17 weeks. His second book Food: A Love Story will be released on October 21, 2014 under the same imprint. His fourth hour-long special “Obsessed” premiered on Comedy Central on April 27th, 2014 becoming the most-watched stand-up special since April 2013. The album, by the same title, debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top 200, and charted #1 on iTunes giving Gaffigan four albums in the Top 10 Comedy Albums on iTunes. At the 2014 American Comedy Awards he was awarded Best Concert Comedian. Gaffigan lives in New York City with his wife Jeannie and their five children.


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