Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Food: A Love Story
Normally, I wouldn't have chosen such a silly book to review. But, my husband is a huge Jim Gaffigan fan. We have seen some of his shows on Netflix before. So, I chose to review this book for my hubby. He also has other books out. Food: A Love Story is hilarious. I could not put it down. The chapters are very short (between 1 and 4 pages long). Jim Gaffigan is a comedian who loves food. He makes fun of food and makes me laugh because I love food.
Here is a little about Jim Gaffigan:
JIM GAFFIGAN is a stand-up comedian, actor, and bestselling author of Dad is Fat. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Jeannie, and their five children.
Here is a little about the book:
“What are my qualifications to write this book? None really. So why should you read it? Here’s why: I’m a little fat. If a thin guy were to write about a love of food and eating I’d highly recommend that you do not read his book.”
Bacon. McDonalds. Cinnabon. Hot Pockets. Kale. Stand-up comedian and author Jim Gaffigan has made his career rhapsodizing over the most treasured dishes of the American diet (“choking on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover”) and decrying the worst offenders (“kale is the early morning of foods”). Fans flocked to his New York Times bestselling book Dad is Fat to hear him riff on fatherhood but now, in his second book, he will give them what they really crave—hundreds of pages of his thoughts on all things culinary(ish). Insights such as: why he believes coconut water was invented to get people to stop drinking coconut water, why pretzel bread is #3 on his most important inventions of humankind (behind the wheel and the computer), and the answer to the age-old question “which animal is more delicious: the pig, the cow, or the bacon cheeseburger?”
I will be honest, the book is more of a "bathroom reader". It is a very quick read and will make you laugh out loud. I actually snorted a couple of times. There are a few swear words (not the really bad kind) mixed in. It is not that bad though. This book is appropriate for adults only in my opinion. There are lots of funny little sayings throughout that you will find yourself saying to others.
I received this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed here are solely my own.