Comedian Jim Gaffigan reveals his most intimate food memories, opinions, and fantasies that will keep you laughing all the way to the refrigerator.
“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?”
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So funny! My entire family loved it- we could not stop laughing! Highly recommend for all ages
Good but not new
I love Jim Gaffigan and this is all funny material but it is literally his stand up specials flushed out a little to fill a book. So if you have experienced his hilarious stand up then dont waste your money, very little of this is new material.
Bought this audiobook before going on a cross country road trip with my friends. The book itself has like a total of maybe 6 minutes of funny content, but how many jokes can you ACTUALLY make about food? But my God it was a challenge to stay awake listening to Jim Gaffigan read this book. Seriously, I almost fell asleep while driving because his voice is that boring. I've heard better lectures from my high school science teacher, and she is pushing 70... I was seriously so disappointed by this audiobook. You can only write so many jokes about pouring blue cheese down your mouth and expect them to be funny.
...We get it Jim, you're fat and like to eat. Thanks for taking my $25 and wasting 8 hours of my life (4 actually, since we turned it off halfway through) with your sleep inducing voice. Thank god I didn't get into an accident. Maybe your audiobook is the cure for insomnia? I don't know, but please don't ever publish something like this again and try to call it "comedy."