Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan

“‘Don’t drink cow’s milk. You should never drink the milk of another animal. Humans are the only animal that drinks the breast milk of another animal.’ Then again, humans are the only animal with Internet acces.”

The minute I found out Jim Gaffigan was coming out with another book, I basically ran t my computer and pre-ordered on Amazon. I am a huge fan of Gaffigan’s stand up and his first book Dad is Fat, I could hardly wait to get his new work Food: A Love Story.

Simply said, this book is hilarious. Critics will be quick to point out that the most of the book is a rehash of Gaffigan’s old routines, and they would be right. However, in the book, Gaffigan weaves his material gradually throughout, changing and adapting the jokes for the written word. This is much different than other comedians that drop their entire routines on paper almost word for word. Jokes that are written are much different that jokes that are spoken, and Gaffigan does a superb job translating his words to paper.

If you are a fan of Jim Gaffigan or a fan of food, you will love this book. If you are a fan of Jim Gaffigan and not a fan of food, well, that’s just weird.