2014/04/06

Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan

Dad Is FatDad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This book is hilarious. I think that I am going to get this book for every soon to be parent from on. I know I can be evil sometimes...teehee.
 To me this was one of those book that were unputtdownable.This was a great book for my wife and I to read before we add another one to our crazy lives.

Basically, this is book of “bits” about Jim’s experiences becoming and being a father.Jim and his wife currently have five children and they live in a two-bedroom apartment in NYC. Yes, you do the math. The “bit” about how they have to put the kids to bed each night is like one of those logic problems from the SAT (Dan has to sit next to Jane and Sue, but he can’t sit next to Carl or . . . you get the idea).
Gaffigan manages to mix the right amount of snark and heart into these stories and most of them made me laugh out loud (yes, in the bathroom) at least once. Some of my favorites include the discussion of how naps are “pay day loans” or why parents give in to McDonalds. The chapter, “Are You Done Yet?” where he discusses the growing dismay of his friends and family as he and his wife exceed the normal couple allotment of two children is brilliant.
Though Gaffigan mines his home life for comic gold, some things are clear. He loves his wife, he loves his kids, and he loves his life—even though it is chaotic, sometimes impossible, and exhausting. This book made me wonder how much fun it would be to grow up in the Gaffigan household—I suspect that the next generation of standup comics is in the making.

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