A Love Story

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""What are my qualifications to write this book? None really. So why should you read it? Here's why: I'm a little fat. If a thin guy were to write about a love of food and eating I'd highly recommend that you do not read his book." Bacon. McDonalds. Cinnabon. Hot Pockets. Kale. Stand-up comedian and author Jim Gaffigan has made his career rhapsodizing over the most treasured dishes of the American diet ("choking on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover") and decrying the worst offenders ("kale is the early morning of foods"). Fans flocked to his New York Times bestselling book Dad is Fat to hear him riff on fatherhood but now, in his second book, he will give them what they really crave--hundreds of pages of his thoughts on all things culinary(ish). Insights such as: why he believes coconut water was invented to get people to stop drinking coconut water, why pretzel bread is #3 on his most important inventions of humankind (behind the wheel and the computer), and the answer to the age-old question "which animal is more delicious: the pig, the cow, or the bacon cheeseburger?""--
Publisher: New York :, Crown Archetype,, [2014?]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780804140416
Branch Call Number: 818.602 GAF NVD
Characteristics: ix, 340 pages ; 22 cm


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Aug 27, 2018

Jim reads this himself and is extremely funny, a very well written book

Aug 26, 2018

Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. Jim Gaffigan's hilarious commentary on all types of food is not ot miss!

This book was one of the Common Grounds Bookclub selections and the book was roundly panned by the majority of the club members. The book was a comedic collection of Jim's musings on food. I personally found it side-splitting funny.

VaughanPLSarahN May 13, 2018

Since Gaffigan often discusses food in his stand up routines, this audiobook, read by the author, was basically an 8 hour Jim Gaffigan special. If such a thing appeals to you, this audiobook likely will too.

JCLEmilyD Jun 27, 2017

This book will make you laugh out loud or giggle uncontrollable. Comedian Jim Gaffigan talks about all things food, including his thoughts and revelations! Listen to hear him read out loud or read for a good laugh, either way this book is a treat!

Dec 16, 2016

Definitely listen to this book if you can. Jim reads the book himself. I believe it could have been a different experience had I not listened to it.

JCLJoyceM Oct 10, 2016

Whether or not you share Jim Gaffigan’s taste in foods and observations about eating, you will laugh out loud. Listening to this while preparing dinner, I had to stop what I was doing because I was laughing so hard.

Feb 03, 2016

When I think of an intersection between food and comedy, I think of Jim Gaffigan. This book does pull from his stand-up routines, but there is some original content as well. Overall it's a light and quick read with the chapters being short and grouped into stand-up like bits. If you're a rigorously healthy person, this book may not be relatable but what it will do is elevate your sense of betterment just as much as your instagram posts about wheatgrass and the correct way to do squats, so give it a read!

May 06, 2015

If you are looking for an add-on for "Dad is fat," this is NOT it. This book stays true to its title, "Food." Each section talks about different kinds of food and his opinion on them. And if you know that ahead of time, you are in for a great book. It's a super quick read, but I know you will laugh out loud! I've never been one to actually laugh out loud, but this one got me to do it numerous times!

Mar 27, 2015

This book made me hungry...and laugh.

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Laura_X Apr 01, 2015

I'm a fan of relaxing, and when i get tired of relaxing I like to do nothing.


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