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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? "
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-02-02
- Reviewer: Staff
Gaffigan, a veteran stand-up comedian and the author of the bestseller Dad Is Fat, follows up with a new title exploring his relationship with food and offering insights about the American culinary landscape. Gaffigan takes the tongue-in-cheek approach and seems aware that his everyday choices aren’t always healthy while remaining sufficiently carefree to place tremendous value on what tastes good. In delivering his narrative, Gaffigan engages the listeners with a confessional tone that is irreverent without over-the-top antics. He especially nails the armchair travel aspects of the book, detailing visits to such food-lover destinations as Savannah, New Orleans, and Chicago, with a gift for charming storytelling and an ear for how locals discuss their regional menus with visitors. Gaffigan highlights some of his quirks as a Midwesterner who found his way to New York City—including his dismissive attitude toward seafood and salads and his love affair with pizza and most (but not quite all) types of barbecue. Listeners seeking a blend of humor and the kinds of trivia featured on cable food and travel programs will find themselves satisfied. A Crown Archetype hardcover. (Oct.)