Who doesn’t love Jim Gaffigan, really?
Chris and I had saw him live a few years ago and we think he’s pretty hilarious.
Throw in his perspective on kids, specifically raising his five kids, and it’s like he has been doing nothing but observing parents with small kids or maybe just been raising some.
Universal truths are funny, guys.
Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan is a book full of essays on raising kids, his observations, and his failures. Throw in his typical I’m-really-pale-and-lazy shtick and it’s pretty entertaining. Especially if you’re the parent of a small child or happen to know one.
One of the first essays, “Anti-Family,” is smart and funny and completely true. While responding to critics who say he shouldn’t complain about parenthood and he’s the one that keeps making the babies, he says,
This makes me feel so much better about laughing at my kids all the time. Especially when
they I fail horribly.
Some essays are better than others and Gaffigan talks about how perfect his wife is more than necessary (barf) but for the most part, this book was enjoyable and, on more than one occasion, literally laugh-out-loud funny. I especially loved his musings about sleeping with kids in “My Former Bed,” his hatred of camping in “On the Road Again,” and “Eskimo Pies” about how absolutely unfit he feels to be a father.
Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan has a good mix of humor and sentimental observations making it a great read for any parent or someone thinking about having kids. Or someone you’d like to talk out of having kids.
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