Wednesday, September 3, 2014

read | Dad Is Fat

Dad Is Fat is everything you would want from this book. I didn’t laugh out loud as much as I do at Gaffigan’s stand-up, but it was definitely an amusing read. The essays, while thematically grouped, can seem a little too short, though it’s better to want more from a story than to wish there was less. I started out reading a couple of essays at a time, which was a good way to brighten my mood without being concerned that they didn’t necessarily flow together. I eventually finished the last hundred pages in a sitting, and I wouldn’t say either method is better for experiencing this book.

This book is a series of anecdotes about the trials and tribulations of keeping up with five kids. The stories are fun and relatable, and this is a book you can keep around and reread if you need a mental health boost. I would have liked more long essays, but I enjoyed the stories and would definitely read book two.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.