Friday, June 24, 2016

Book Review: "Food: A Love Story," by Jim Gaffigan

About the Book:
Have you ever finished a meal that tasted horrible but not noticed until the last bite? Eaten in your car so you wouldn’t have to share with your children? Gotten hungry while watching a dog food commercial? Does the presence of green vegetables make you angry?

If you answered yes to any of the following questions, you are pretty pathetic, but you are not alone. Feast along with America’s favorite food comedian, bestselling author, and male supermodel Jim Gaffigan as he digs into his specialty: stuffing his face. Food: A Love Story is an in-depth, thoroughly uninformed look at everything from health food to things that people actually enjoy eating.

My Thoughts:
I have to admit that I'm obsessed with all things Jim Gaffigan right now. I love his TV show (aptly named The Jim Gaffigan Show) on TVLand, I've enjoyed many of his stand-up shows on TV, and I read his first book, Dad Is Fat. (See my review here.) So, it's not surprising that I thoroughly enjoyed Food: A Love Story. Jim covers every food-related topic imaginable, taking us on a tour of foods around the nation (where he travels often thanks to his comedy shows) and all of the food groups. (His least favorite is vegetables; I have to agree with him there.) He also shares the hilarious story of how he became known as the Hot Pocket Guy. I recognized some of the jokes from his stand-up routines, but there was plenty of new material that made me spit out my highly sugared-up beverage with glee. Vegetarians be warned: He's a carnivore and proud of it! Along with the food, we get glimpses of his life with his wife and five children. Food: A Love Story is a must-read for those who love food and great comedy!

About the Author:
Jim Gaffigan is a New York Times bestselling author, comedian, actor, and executive producer of The Jim Gaffigan Show. When he is not eating in airports before flying to some city to eat and do stand-up comedy, he overeats in New York City and also lives there with his five young children and much smarter and thinner wife, Jeannie.

Disclosure: I borrowed this book from the library. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link, and I will receive a small commission if you purchase through my link.

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