The Joys and Horrors of Life In Dad is Fat Hilarious Book

Do you know: 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 In Dad is Fat, everything from toddlers’ communication skills (“they always sound like they have traveled by horseback for hours to deliver important news”),
to cousins ("celebrities for little kids") , 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.

This is really a collection of short essays on the simple ironies of life when you become a parent. But this is not just a book for parents - it will tickle anyone's funny bone. It was especially great to read when you already have a child and another on the way-maybe not a good one when you are on the fence about whether or not to have kids.

This is a funny book with any number of truly amusing quips that are all apropos of everyone's experience as a parent.he had aptly noted that friends appeared to have been abducted by aliens after having children, only to reappear nothing like their former selves.

Over time Gaffigan's humor has evolved from topics such as overeating and sleep-deprivation to overeating and sleep-deprivation with kids. In his new book, Dad is Fat, Gaffigan gives us a glimpse into his crazy life as the father of five little ones while living in a small New York apartment as Mrs. Gaffigan and him manage his career.  The chapters are short and witty. The book reads much like a classic Gaffigan routine.

It's clear Jim loves his family, and reading this book, you'll fall in love with this family of seven too (though not enough to want to move into their fifth floor two-bedroom walk-up).

A very quick read, especially as the individual essays are short enough to get through one or two between interruptions. If you've seen Jim Gaffigan's stand up specials, you'll recognize some of the material, but not too much, so it is still worth buying.