I loved Jim Gaffigan’s first book Dad is Fat so much as I was really excited to read and review Food: A Love Story. As one of Jim’s twitter followers, I can attest to the fat that he posts funny jokes, pictures, and memes all related to one of his loves — food.
Food is fully of funny stories all revolving around… well… if you haven’t guessed it yet, I don’t know what to say. Jim’s voice as a comedian is very present and I read this book imaging him saying the words out loud to me. This is a very genuinely funny book that looks at a culture obsessed with food (the unhealthier the better, it seems) and makes it one long, hilarious joke. He points out things about food and the human condition and
Although I thought this book was hilaious and spent a lot of time reading chunks of it out loud to others, I do think that it could get kind of tiresome read start to finish because it’s like standup comedy. An hour or two is great, but twelve hours straight? You’re over it. I loved that the chapters were bite-sized (do you see what I did there?) so I could read a chapter here and there and get my funny fill without filling too full. (I’m killing myself right now!) I also think this would make a killer audiobook!
If you are in the mood for a funny book and you enjoy stand up comedy, this is a fantastic read!
Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher’s Blogging for Books program in return for a fair and unbiased review. I wasn’t asked to give a positive review, just an honest one!