“Overweight people have chosen food over appearance. When a fat person talks about a great place to get a burger, I lean in. They know.”
Like Dad Is Fat, Food: A Love Story is a rehash of Jim Gaffigan’s stand up mixed with new insights. My husband and I recently took a road trip, we can never agree on music so we listened to comedy on Pandora and the “Seafood” section is almost verbatim from his stand up. It’s incredibly noticeable if you’re listening to the audio book like I did. Obviously he wrote this book because people liked his thoughts on food so it’s no surprise he fleshed out some of his more popular bits.
“I’m convinced that anyone who doesn’t like Mexican food is a psychopath.”
The book starts strong- Gaffigan divides the United States into regions based on the food they do best. Shout out to Texas for being good a multiple things! It’s personal and informative; thanks to Gaffigan’s extensive touring he has visited numerous American cities and tasted a lot of their unique delicacies.
“I like to think coffee comes from beans; therefore, it’s a vegetable.”
The latter half of the book is just his opinions on certain food as well as specific fast food chains. It deteriorates into just paragraph long musings about Cheese or McDonald’s. It’s not as strong but still has some funny bits.