Sunday, November 23, 2014

Book Review: Dad is Fat- Jim Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan is a funny guy and he specifically talked about this in this book Dad is Fat, he hates that he gets called "family-friendly", but he is.  Now I cannot take credit for his jokes, but as he said "family-friendly" on a restaurant might as well mean "the food and service stink here" and "kid-friendly" might as well say "parent unfriendly", after all when was the last time you went to a Chuck E. Cheese's to enjoy the food or service?  None-the-less, Jim Gaffigan does excel at being funny and clean.  This book is no exception.  Although, like most comedians' books, there are times where the narrative is nothing more than the written down version of one of his stand-up routine bits, it is hilarious throughout, and there were plenty of parts that were unique to the book.  It was made even better by the fact that he read the audiobook.  It was great to hear about how he went from not wanting kids, to having 5 (2 girls and 3 boys) in 7 years.  As he joked, this isn't because [or at least just because] he's Catholic, in-fact if nothing else having 5 kids will make you religious and turn to God.  At the time of writing the book, they lived in a small, 2 bedroom apartment in New York City which is hilarious to think about.  He's my wife's favorite comedian and certainly top two for me [Brian Reagan might have him beat], but the book had me laughing from cover to cover and my family thought I was crazy the whole time because I kept bursting out in laughter for no apparent reason. 

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