Dad Is Fat - Jim Gaffigan

Dad Is Fat

By Jim Gaffigan

  • Release Date: 2013-05-07
  • Genre: Humor
Score: 4.5
From 1,292 Ratings


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”). 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.


  • Dad is fat

    By Maine RN
    I loved this book. It is funny and insightful. I'm a mom of 2 living in the country in Maine and so many of his thoughts on parenting rang true with me; even though he is raising 5 kids in NYC. Makes me feel good that we are all facing the same challenges and maybe our kids are normal..... Maybe.
  • Lol

    By Minor, Few problems but great
    Lol love him
  • Had nothing else going on so thought I'd read this

    By Crazymomof2boyz
    Ah, just kidding. Well sort of. Love this guy when I've seen him on TV and have a CD that I listen to his stand up while I'm in the car driving my two boys around all summer. Interesting, funny and loving. Learned quite a bit, like I'm glad I stopped at two boys. No just kidding again. He is interesting and entertaining and love his crazy family life. Thought it was a very good read. Really enjoyed it and would recommend. Gunna pick up a copy for my sister who is also a fan and mom of twins. Think she will really enjoy.
  • The new 'What To Expect When You're Expecting'

    By Broderski
    Seriously. This is my new staple baby shower gift.
  • Do not read this book on an airplane

    By Amyyyyyyyyy46275
    Or any other public setting. You will laugh uncontrollably and everyone will think you're nuts
  • great read

    By Libby Jacobs
    I laughed through all of it. Any one with kids or who has spent a lot of time with kids will relate
  • Bravo

    By Antoinette Palmer
    This book hits in the gut, more than I could of imagined. I fell in love with this family. I laughed, cried and surprisingly related. You two seem to really love each other! There's not a lot of that anymore. The way you talk about your wife is amazing! I was very young when I had both of my boys. I made a permanent decision very young, now I no longer can have kids. After only having two I really regret not having more. Family is the most important fun thing in the world! Thank you Gaffigan family for opening your home for us to look into! Can't wait to hear when #6 is on the way.
  • Dad is Fat

    By Scooterswat
    I am thrilled to read that parenting is still executed with humor, sass, and love. Thank you Jeff Gaffigan.... I couldn't put it down. Great fun summer read.
  • Loved. It.

    By mos.talib
    I literally laughed out loud through every chapter. I love how insightful and hilarious he is about the stuff people say and think about other people with and without kids. I'll admit I'm slightly terrified to have children now... 4 years into marriage. "Why don't you have kids??" We don't believe in procreation. Or...we actually just like each other. Great book!
  • Funny!

    By Delaoliva3
    Read this book, it's halarious