When I read Jim Gaffigan’s Dad Is Fat, I laughed my way through every page of the book. I was excited to get a copy of his new book Food: A Love Story.
Food is 340 pages of Gaffigan’s musings on food of all types: fast food, airport food, desserts, meats, regional foods, and more. While I did laugh a few times, I think this material makes much better stand-up comedy than a thick collection of essays.
To be fair, I was often pregnancy-nauseous when I read this book, so food was not my favorite subject matter. Still, the book seemed to drone on, briefly exploring every mediocre food in America without the benefit of Gaffigan’s famous comedic delivery.
While I can’t particularly recommend this book, I do suggest you check out Dad Is Fat or Gaffigan’s on-stage material available online if you’re in the mood for some laughs.
FTC Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.
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