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.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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.