Food: A Love Story
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. Stand-up comedian and author Jim Gaffigan has made his career... show more
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.
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?
Publish date: 2014-10-21
Publisher: Random House
Edition language: English
This was my first exposure to the comedy of Jim Gaffigan. I went with audio because I figured it would come the closest to seeing him live; he's the narrator, so you experience this book presumably the way it was intended to be delivered. It was good. At no point did I ever want to fast forward,...
I have to say that Gaffigan is quickly becoming one of my favorite comedians. His delivery is spot on and his observations are keen without being snarky or mean-spirited. His work is also "clean" - no cursing or explicit material is found here, so you can listen to this with kids present. I think th...
This book is exactly like listening to a 6 hour stand up act. It's even read by Jim Gaffigan, and though he starts out sounding a little bit like he's going to try sound like a narrator his stage persona quickly takes over. I happen to adore Jim Gaffigan. He's from northwest Indiana, loves food, a...
Following his book on parenting, Jim Gaffigan offers a book on his true strength: food. As with Dad is Fat, a lot of this is material I've seen/heard elsewhere, but most of it isn't. I think -- I don't have an encyclopedic knowledge of Gaffigan's material, as much as my children want me to (I wouldn...