Dad Is Fat

by Jim Gaffigan
Read by Jim Gaffigan

Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group | June 4, 2013 | Audio Book (CD)

Dad Is Fat is rated 4.66666666666667 out of 5 by 15.
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.

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.9 × 5.08 × 1.15 in

Published: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 080414799X

ISBN - 13: 9780804147996

Found in: Family Relationships

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great light vacation read for parents had me laughing out loud on the beach and on the plane Do you have kids? Sometimes you can laugh about parenting and sometimes you can't? This book will have you laugh at all those times not too long ago. It's light-hearted with quick short chapters which make it great for a vacation. Make sure you read it somewhere you don't mind if people stare at you laughing aloud. I really enjoyed this.
Date published: 2016-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny but all True! Quick enjoyable read from a funny daddy comedian coping with life in New York City while raising five young children. As a parent, I laughed so much as the topics and scenarios that Jim humorously details has happened to me as well. Fantastic light read!.
Date published: 2015-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Your Dad is Fat This is a great book! I laughed out loud alot.....probably because I could relate to his stories..so true!
Date published: 2015-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun read A great walk through life of dadhood. Gafigan is honest and very funny. He begins with life before kids and takes us on his journey to having five living in a two bedroom apartment in New York. He truly captures the hilarious things kids do and his responses to hischildren are equally funny.
Date published: 2015-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bravo This book was a very good read. Had me laughing in every chapter. It was like listening to his stand up comedy routine. 110% recommend this book to anyone looking for a good book.
Date published: 2015-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dad is Fat This was a quick read that will ring true for anyone that has raised children.
Date published: 2014-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read As a father of 5 myself and very involved with raising my kids, as the author is I found this book very humorous and could relate to almost every topic-scenario. It probably helps that I have a similar sense of humor. I think most would find it hilarious. Required reading for any dad, especially if you have 3 or more kids.
Date published: 2014-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A wee chortle I cannot possibly relate to the trials and tribulations of the writer in relation to volume of kids, but I do have five kids embodied by one son and could totally relate to many of his experiences. I snort-laughed on more than one occasion, as will anyone who is trying to raise kids in an urban environment. I wish the Gaffigans much success in their quest for a bigger apartment.
Date published: 2014-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So funny Never read a page without laughing. If you are a parent or know a parent of young kids, it's an absolute must.
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So funny An excellent read. Jim Gaffigan is able to make you laugh throughout the book with anecdotes that the reader can very often relate to... His message about families and relationships is passed on via the clean brand of humor the author is known and appreciated for. I certainly recommend this book to anyone who likes to read with a smile on their face...
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very funny book...laughed out loud. We really enjoy Jim's stand up routines, and the book does not disappoint.  Some tender moments thrown in with the comedy.  A perfect book for all the dad's in your life...hilarious parenting stories abound.
Date published: 2013-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So funny If you enjoy Jim Gaffigan's stand-up material then you will definitely enjoy this book! Amidst the jokes and funny stories there were actually a number of interesting insights concerning parenthood and marriage.
Date published: 2013-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dad Is Fat An incredibly funny book!
Date published: 2013-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dad Is Fat An incredibly funny book!
Date published: 2013-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dad Is Hilarious Genuinely laugh out loud funny throughout the whole book. If you enjoy Jim's stand-up this book will not disappoint.
Date published: 2013-05-23

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Dad Is Fat

Dad Is Fat

by Jim Gaffigan
Read by Jim Gaffigan

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.9 × 5.08 × 1.15 in

Published: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 080414799X

ISBN - 13: 9780804147996

Read from the Book

Letter to My ChildrenDear Children,I am your dad. The father of all five of you pale creatures. Given how attractive and fertile your mother is, there may be more of you by the time you read this book. If you are reading this, I am probably dead. I would assume this because I can honestly foresee no other situation where you’d be interested in anything I’ve done. Right now, you are actually more interested in preventing me from doing things like working, sleeping, and smiling. I’m kidding, of course. Kind of. I love you with all of my heart, but you are probably the reason I’m dead.All right, you didn’t kill me. Your mother did. She kept getting pregnant! I don’t know how. Don’t think about it. It will give you the willies. At one point, I was afraid she got pregnant while she was pregnant. She was so fertile I didn’t even let her hold avocados. Anyway, this is a book all about what I observed being your dad when you were very young and I had some hair back in good old 2013.So why a book? Well, since you’ve come into my life, you’ve been a constant source of entertainment while simultaneously driving me insane. I felt I had to write down my observations about you in a book. And also for money, so you could eat and continue to break things. By the way, I’m sorry I yelled so much and did that loud clapping thing with my hands. I hated when my dad would do the loud clapping thing with his hands, so every time I do the loud clapping thing, it pains me in many ways. Most of the pa
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From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

JIM GAFFIGAN is a stand-up comedian and actor with numerous film, television, and stage credits. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Jeannie, and their five children in a two-bedroom apartment.