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?”
It’s an okay book. It’s funny- the truth. But after 20 tracks, it’s enough
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.
Retread of old material
Being a huge Jim Gaffigan fan, I have to say how disappointed I am to find that I wasted my money on jokes I have previously purchased. This book is a rehash of his existing material. It's darned funny stuff, just annoyed I paid twice for it. Wish I could get a refund.