Food: A Love Story; Jim Gaffigan
Crown / Random House Audio - 2014
In Food: A Love Story, author Jim Gaffigan gives his readers a humorous look at food, the love of eating, from good food to junk food and many places in between. The author traces his earliest relations with food and his love of eating. Jim doesn't consider himself a "foodie", but rather an "eatie." Living now in New York City with his wife and (5) kids in a 2-bed apartment, most every topic that comes out of Gaffigan's mouth made me smile or burst out laughing while I was driving.
The author is known for his stand up comedy, so while listening to this one, it was easy to imagine him sharing some of these skits on stage. Spending many years in the Midwest, Jim has a particular fondness for barbeque and pizza, but doesn't get the obsession others have with seafood. He has an opinion on everything from fast foods, hot dogs, Hot Pockets, pretzel bread, flavored waters and even leafy stuff like kale.
While a little of his humor goes a long way, this was fun to listen to in short segments. It would be easy to OD trying to finish this one in just a day.
A fun audio book, I think this one will appeal to fans who enjoy David Sedaris.