“Dad is Fat” by Jim Gaffigan – narrated by Jim Gaffigan

I don’t think I’ve ever downloaded a book from Audible without reading the description. I’m a fan of Jim Gaffigan’s comedy and follow him on Twitter so when he began tweeting about his book it was a no-brainer for me. I mean c’mon! Hot Pockets!

I just now read the description after opening the Audible page to get the link. They have the book classified as self development! What!?! I suppose the title should have let me know something about the book since Dad is included. It should have been apparent parents would be the focus. I’m not a parent. Unless you consider my animals as my kids like I do. In fact after reading “Dad is Fat” I have to say kids seem more like animals than my animals do.

“Dad is Fat” is a collection of essays Gaffigan wrote about life with his wife and five children. It’s definitely entertaining but I think parents of actual human children will relate a lot more to the stories and humor. I chuckled often but just like only recovering alcoholics understand recovering alcoholics, I think probably only parents of children only understand parents of children. I mean there were several times during this book I found myself judging the fact that the Gaffigans live in a two bedroom apartment in New York City. In fact I’d just finish having a judgmental thought when Gaffigan would say something like, people without kids are always judging people with kids. Oops. But hey, humans are a judgmental lot. That’s why I’ll stick to animals. My fur kids would never say mom is fat.

Rating: Entertaining

“Dad is Fat” at Audible ~ “Dad is Fat” at Amazon

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