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Sorry I've missed What to Read Wednesday the last two weeks but I'm back again with a book I'm still listening to but love so far: Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan.
You may know him as the Hot Pocket comedian. I know him from his first Comedy Central special and the joke about mayonnaise. This was the late 90's and my family had it on in the background, but by the end we were all watching and laughing. Since then we have enjoyed Jim Gaffigan's stand-up and acting. So when his book, Dad is Fat, came out, I knew I wanted to read it. It's been on my To Read list for a long time.
And let me tell you, it is funny, and enjoyable. Dad is Fat is about Jim's observations of parenthood. He has five kids, so he's no stranger to parenthood. In stead of those parenting books you give to expecting parents, you should give them Dad is Fat. Dad is Fat is a great realistic way to see parenthood, but it won't scare you away from it. One of the things I love about the book is the how much you can tell Jim loves his family, his kids, but especially his wife Jeannie. I'm just a sucker for a loving family I guess.
His humor mixed with amusing anecdotes of parenthood, make this an easy and insightful read. I highly recommend. Listening to the book adds another dimension because Jim reads it himself. I always think that adds something special to the audiobook. If you're on the fence about trying Audible, maybe start with the 30 day free trial and use it for this book. You won't regret it!
And it makes me excited to read his other book Food: a Love Story.
AND even more excited to read Jeannie Gaffigan's book coming out in October, When Life Gives You Pears. So called because she recently had a pear sized tumor removed from her brain. She is Jim's writing partner and executive producer for his shows. So if you like his stuff, I'm sure you will like her book. I haven't read it yet, I just have that feeling. It's available for pre-order now.
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!