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Dad Is Fat

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jim Gaffigan

Narrated By: Jim Gaffigan

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: May 2013

Duration: 5 hours 28 minutes


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"). Reminiscent of Bill Cosby's Fatherhood, 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.


  • elizabeth t

    We love Jim Gaffigan. We listen to his books on car trips. It is fun for whole family.

  • Jim Moore

    Cannot wait till the sequel comes out for the teenage years .

  • Chantelle Wood

    As a parent to a toddler I found this book very amusing, I could relate to so many things and laughed the whole way through. I have never listened to the comedian perform before and I think it's absolutely fantastic that he doesn't swear much and is clean. He seems like a great dad and performer and I will be looking out for more of his work now. Thanks for sharing and good work keeping all those kids alive.

  • Angela Workman

    After seeing Jim Gaffigan on Jimmy Fallon, we watched two of his specials on Netflix. LOVE his humor so much. So when I signed up for Audio books, I had to add "Dad is Fat". Really glad he is narrating his own book... his voice (and inflections-fans know what I mean...) make it perfect. And if you are a parent, or were one before your kids left the nest, you will relate to pretty much everything. Lastly, you can listen to this WITH the family (a bad word or two, nothing much tho') as he's a 'clean' comedian parallel to Jerry Seinfeld humor. Hot pockets-LOL

  • Brittany larsen

    Super fun book, as a mom to three kids I can relate to everything he talks about! As a parent You have to laugh at it - or you won't enjoy it! Great read.