I love food. I love to laugh. And, yeah, I kind of like Jim Gaffigan’s humor. All that adds up to a “yeah, I guess I’ll pick up the audio version of his new book” mentality.
There’s really not much to say about this book beyond that it’s hilarious and a lot of fun to listen to. Gaffigan isn’t a foodie (he’s an “eatie”), so there really aren’t luscious descriptions of making food or recipes (there is one — how to make a hot dog — and it’s quite hilarious) or how food changes lives. No, I imagine it’s just a series of stand-up bits (which is why I think this works better in audio. Plus he does voices, which ends up adding to the humor) based on Gaffigan’s love of eating … everything.
Some highlights: the chapter on steak, or desserts, or breakfast foods, or on bacon. He hates vegetables and thinks kale is the worst thing ever. It’s really an every-person’s (read: non-food snob) tribute to the joy of eating. And the only downside? I often got hungry while I was listening to it.
Enjoyable, to say the least.
Rated: Mild, for a few instances of mild swearing.