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Dad Is Fat

Gaffigan, Jim (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Dad Is Fat


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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
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Comment by: multcolib Report This 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 is not, "Well, yeah. It's kind of a mess." To follow that terrible answer with an intentional subject change like, "Check out this kick! Do I look like a ninja?" is probably enough to get me placed into some sort of mommy lock-down until I can be re-educated by guards named Spock, Leach, and Brazelton. Luckily it's back-to-school time and I can again place my children's formal education in the capable hands of skilled professionals. Child the Elder's wailing and gnashing of teeth over school starting again was probably heard from space. After the children went to sleep on that dreaded and fateful eve, I joined the rest of the school-age parental demographic in the ritual night-before-school celebratory margarita. This night should probably be a recognized and formal holiday, like Mardi Gras. As Mardi Gras marks the sober beginning of Lent, we have a long school year ahead of us to attempt to make our children lunches they will actually eat or rip our hair out over projects requiring posters, costumes, and sonnets written in perfect iambic pentameter. In the face of all this, one night to party is not too much to ask. As summer faJiro Dreams of Sushi jacketdes in the rear view mirror, it is good to be reminded that we are never too old to learn. One of the best movies I watched in between SpongeBob SquarePants and Brady Bunch marathons was Jiro Dreams of Sushi, a documentary about an amazing 85 year old sushi chef and his tiny three-star Michelin rated restaurant (the first of its kind) in a Tokyo subway station. This quiet movie is simultaneously a feast for the eyes and a meditation on work and family that should not be missed. Jiro's story had both me and my 11 year old riveted from beginning to end (which is saying something for a subtitled documentary with an 85 year old subject containing no chase sequences, explosions, time travel or animated sea sponges.) Jiro's wildly successful restaurant career is countered by his and his sons' musings on what price that success exacted from his parenting. If you aBarbarian Nurseries jacketre a parent, you have entertained a fantasy about running away from it all. What happens when you decide to take a break from parenting and family life without properly informing all the parties involved? The Barbarian Nurseries by Hector Tobar examines this question through a lens of class and culture in southern California when the mistakes of one family become front-page tabloid news. Inexplicably left alone with Scott and Maureen's two boys, live-in maid Araceli takes them on a journey to Los Angeles which changes all their lives forever. As all parents learn, the miseries of parenting are relative. We welcome new parents into the club without bothering to haze them, because we know the children will haze all the new members for us. (You know you are on the relative-misery scale when you are happy you only had to get up with a baby two times last night instead of three or four.) As a parent reading Jim Gaffigan's book Dad Is Fat , the first thing I thougDad is Fat bookjacketht was at least I don't have five kids under the age of eight. In a two-bedroom apartment in New York. That guy is up a certain creek without a certain piece of necessary boating equipment. But of course, he is not. He is another parenting voice in the wilderness, proclaiming how our kids are our frustrating and adorable crucibles, slowly and painfully refining us into better, if more exhausted, people. We know there are good answers out there and maybe we can come up with them if only someone will let us take a nap. Because this is due tomorrow. And I need a costume.


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Report This 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.

Report This 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!!!

Report This 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.

Report This 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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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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