Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan 5/5 stars

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There are just so many reasons why this book is epic.

  • First of all, it’s written by a dad.
  • Second, it’s written by a dad who loves his kids
  • Third, it’s written by a dad who adores his wife
  • Fourth, it’s written by a dad who is a conservative who takes his kids to church
  • Fifth, it’s written by a dad who is a comedian in secular clubs and on TV — and he’s clean.
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In the book, he talks about how he never intended to be “family friendly,” he just is.

It’s full of hilarious anecdotes and tons of love for his wife and kids.

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His wife loves children and he loves his wife. Now they have five children together. And he seems to be a wonderful husband and father. I hope it’s true. I hope it’s not hype.

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The writing is pretty average. But the humor combined with the fact that he’s writing about a rare thing these days–an intact family–he gets all five of my stars.

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I am always impressed when someone can take ordinary everyday things and tell a funny story. He does that in this book.

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This would make a great gift for fathers everywhere. And if they don’t like to read, this book is also on CD/audio. They might enjoy listening to it on a road trip or on the way to work.

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