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Dad Is Fat

Gaffigan, Jim (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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"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 Fatherhood, Dad 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Gaffigan, Jim
Title: Dad is fat
Publisher: New York :, Crown Archetype,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: xi, 274 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Jim Gaffigan
Contents: Letter to my children
Who's who in the cast
Rue the day
"Drinking the Kool-Aid"
Family-friendly
Have children : the condition
Anti-family
I confess
Happy Days are here again
The pharaoh and the slave
Vice president
My dad, the professional wrestler
The narcissist's guide to babies and toddlers
When women get lazy
Oh my God, you're pregnant?
Witchcraft
Newbornland
Dogfight
Circumcision
The invasion
Eat the coleslaw!
Toddlerhood
The evil within
Secrets and lies
A critical analysis of children's literature
No further questions
Bring in da noise
The Chud people
Monsters
Nothing in common
Hotel New York City
Vamanos
Is it too soon to start dating again?
I'll be your tour guide
Pale force
Learnin' them
A self-portrait
Your special day
Losing my religion
No such thing as a free babysitter
How to put five kids to bed in a two-bedroom apartment
Negotiating with terrorists
My former bed
Morning has been broken
Naps are payday loans
Get married, have kids, get fat
Hand-in-mouth disease
We need bread
You win, McDonald's
How sweet it is
'Tis the season
My other family
Are you done yet?
Six kids, Catholic
The great white baby
The mousetrap
Picture this
Snow job
On the road again
Eskimo Pies
You're going to miss this
Summary: "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 Fatherhood, Dad 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"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 9780385349055
038534905X
Branch Call Number: 814.6 G131d 2013
Copyright Date: ©2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Gaffigan, Jim Family American wit and humor Families Humor Families Anecdotes
Topical Term: American wit and humor
Families
Families
LCCN: 2013012076
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A comedian riffs on life with five kids in a 2-bedroom New York City apartment.

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.

Comment by: multcolib Oct 16, 2013

"Schooled" by Jen F. - Embarrassment of Riches blog https://multcolib.org/blog/20130920/schooled So I'm pretty sure when a six-year-old asks if the babies just "explode out of their moms' stomachs" when they're born, the officially sanctioned and appropriately parental answer... Read More »


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Aug 16, 2014
  • Lindance rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Delightful and will cause irrepressible laughter in public. I'm so grateful for clean comedians like him, who happen to be very insightful about parenting and NYC living.

Jul 01, 2014
  • bethysteffy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love funny people, and Jim Gaffigan is no exception. Is this a sit-down-engrossing-from-start-to-finish-read? No, but it was laugh out loud funny and a quick, fun read. Highly recommend to people who love his comedy.

Feb 02, 2014
  • campingmomma rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I just decided to say what Narshkite on Librarything said, "Full disclosure: I only read 1/4 of this. This reads like a compendium of daddy blog posts. The most I got out of this was a knowing smile, not so much as a haha emerged. Nothing objectionable here, and Gaffigan seems like a nice guy, but there is nothing here that hasn't been written as well millions times on thousands of parenting blogs."

It's not often that I don't finish a book, but I have several books to read at the moment and just need to move on. Nothing personal Jim.

Jan 11, 2014
  • newdog rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I love comedians and their books; however, after reading 30 pages I hadn't even chuckled & it didn't keep my interest, so I stopped reading it.

This is a very funny book!!! Parents will relate, but you don't have to be a parent to enjoy. I'm not, and I laughed a LOT!!!

Jul 16, 2013
  • JCLBethanyT rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Honest, but heartwarming, this funny book had me laughing out loud nearly every chapter. Fans of Gaffigan's stand up will appreciate the nuggets of his act scattered throughout and fans of "honest parenting" books will love this latest addition to the genre.

Jul 04, 2013
  • amgriffin rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I love his stand-up. His book is laugh out loud in many parts, but his wife kinda bugs...

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Jun 20, 2014
  • sems77 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is Jim's take on raising 5 kids in NYC. As a parent and fan of his standup I found it very funny.

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When I didn't have kids, I didn't get it, and I shouldn't have. I had never fight in the Vietnam War and had dinner in Paris on the same day.

When I didn't have kids, I didn't get it, and I shouldn't have. I had never fight in the Vietnam War and had dinner in Paris on the same day.

When I didn't have kids, I didn't get it, and I shouldn't have. I had never fight in the Vietnam War and had dinner in Paris on the same day.

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