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Food: A Love Story - Jim Gaffigan

Food: A Love Story

By Jim Gaffigan

  • Release Date: 2014-10-21
  • Genre: Humor
Score: 4
From 191 Ratings


“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?”


  • Laugh your weight off!

    By Margy D
    Funniest book I’ve ever read! I was lucky enough to see Jim live. Absolutely my favorite comedian ever. Thanks for all the food tips.
  • Funny book

    By Oscar de la Hoya story
    This book is all about food! I enjoyed reading it. His humor and his love for food will make you laugh and take his food ideas into consideration.
  • Hilarious

    By Hauteknits
    This is a great book and I recommend it to all people. He is a comedian, not a food critic. Just for you people who were upset.
  • What the....?

    By Dave15858
    This book is horrible....who wants to read about some over-weight guy who knows virtually nothing about was like watching an over-weight chef cook.....very unappealing. I regret even buying it. His book is certainly not funny, not original and badly written with one redundant page after the next, a huge disappointment.
  • Food: A Love Story

    By Joeflush
    Jim Gaffigan is obsessed with food and his obsession brings us this hilarious new book. Light reading for sure, but very funny. The section on fast food establishments even made me laugh out loud. Recommended
  • I expected more

    By Pcb12345pru1
    I got this before a flight thinking it would be a good read bc I like Jim Gaffigan. It's funny to start with but I'm 100 pages in and it's the same stuff as page 10. If you find the same joke funny 1,000 times this is your book.
  • It has pages!

    By Fieldvision
    Love pages!
  • Nice job!

    By Minaa52
    Like the name of the book 😄👌