First off, how awesome is that cover? Just completely awesome, that’s how awesome. The seriousness of Gaffigan and the silliness of the title is great. Anyway, the book. Dad is Fat is a hilarious book, but that is a given when it is written by a comedian as funny as Jim Gaffigan. Dad is Fat gives a life story of Jim and how he came into being a comedian. But, more than that the book focuses on his home life as a father raising a litter of kids in a TWO BEDROOM apartment. This man has a proper excuse to be fat. But, what makes Gaffigan amazing is he loves it. Sure, he jokes around about how terrible it is, but they are just jokes for the sake of humor. Dad Is Fat is an extremely funny book, and by the end of it you really feel like you know this family and understand his love for it and what he does.
If you are a fan of Nick Offerman than 99 times out of 100 you are because of the great Ron Swanson. If you liked him enough, than you are familiar with his hilarious yet incredibly informative stand up routine. For the rare huge fans, you have even read his book “Paddle Your Own Canoe”. If you haven’t yet, I’m here to convince you to. Nick Offermans dry, witty, smart ass, straight to the point humor and story telling is what makes his stand up act so amazing. If you have not seen his stand up, just know that when creating Ron Swanson the writers borrow 99% of it from Offerman himself. In this hilarious book, written as if he were just talking to you, or on stage telling jokes, Offerman will teach you how to live deliciously. You will learn how to be a proper man, how to make love to your wife, how to properly cook meat, how to respect the quiet of fishing, and one of my personal favorites, “Instead of playing Draw Something, fucking draw something”. Nick Offerman will not sugar coat a damn thing, but he will make you laugh, and he will make you get off your ass and do everything you are capable of!