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Food: A Love Story
Food: A Love Story | Jim Gaffigan
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“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?”
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K.Wielechowski
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So funny! Just make sure you read it on a full stomach or you‘ll eat your weight in Subway like I did.
I‘d say more, but the title says it all. #litsytbrlist

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CoffeeNBooks
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#30JuneBooks #Laughter I think Jim Gaffigan's books are hilarious, especially when he reads them.
@howjessreads

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CoffeeNBooks
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#JazzyJune #LaughterIsTheBestMedicine I listened to the audiobook of this and laughed almost the entire time I was listening!
@Eggs

Eggs Jim G!!! He makes me LOL too 1mo
rretzler Gaffigan is hilarious. We saw him live a couple of years ago and it was recorded as a TV show/video! We watched but didn‘t see ourselves in the audience. 1mo
BiblioLitten Dad is Fat was funny too! 1mo
CoffeeNBooks @rretzler That's awesome! 1mo
CoffeeNBooks @BiblioLitten Yes! I listened to the audiobook of that one, too, and it was great also! 1mo
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howjessreads
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1. Jim Gaffigan cracks me up!
2. Bought my kids a Nugget and they love it. (See NuggetComfort on IG. Yes I really paid $229, but totally worth it!)
3. Mexican! Mmmm.
4. Yes. 17-20. It‘s complicated bc my aunt counts some of her stepkids as “her kids” now, but she hasn‘t been married that long and I‘ve never met them, and don‘t think of them as cousins.
5. ❤️ #friyayintro

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Eggs
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📖 Gaffigan(foodie) makes you laugh out loud 🤣🤣
✏️ Interviewing, hiring, and training teachers for our summer programs
🥘 Varieties of fresh seafood with home grown veggies 🌶
👨🏻‍🦳👵🏻 I do but they are in the Midwest and old enough to be my parents (last of 8 kids:me) 4 still living
💗💗 @Texreader @Kappadeemom @MidnightBookGirl
#friyayintro @howjessreads

Crazeedi Gaffigan is hilarious! 2mo
Eggs @Crazeedi Hot pockets!!!!! 😂😂 2mo
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RamsFan1963
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1. Tagged
2. I got a much larger paycheck than I was expecting.
3. Mexican
4. 19
5. ❤❤❤❤❤

#friyayintro @howjessreads

Kaye 2. CHA-CHING 💰 💴 💵 2mo
julesG Ha, book money! 2mo
CoffeeNBooks I listened to the audiobook of Food: A Love Story and it was so funny, especially when read by Jim Gaffigan! 2mo
RamsFan1963 @CoffeeNBooks I wish I had. I did listen to the audio for Dad is Fat and laughed myself silly. 2mo
CoffeeNBooks @RamsFan1963 I listened to that one, also! 🤣 2mo
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k.reads
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When you find yourself in the middle of 8 books... 😳

Tamra That‘s the time I clean the fridge....... 3mo
k.reads @Tamra The only time chores seem to be appealing! 😄 3mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook! I think Jim Gaffigan is hilarious, and listening to him narrate this makes it even funnier. 😂

LoverofLit I loved this one! And 4mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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It's been several years since I did any cross-stitch, so I'm really excited to start this one while listening to this hilarious book! #audiostitching #stitchersoflitsy

tracey38 Oh, that looks pretty! 4mo
DGRachel I love that pattern! 😍😍 4mo
Crazeedi I have cross stitch projects that have been waiting years, really need to pick them up with audiobook as you say 4mo
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CorinnaBechko Ooh I love to cross stitch but I never though of pairing it with audiobooks. Now I feel dumb! 4mo
CoffeeNBooks @CorinnaBechko It never occurred to me until I joined Litsy and saw all the posts about crafting, knitting, stitching, cooking, baking, working on puzzles, etc. while listening to audiobooks. 😂 4mo
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MizDoniaBuding
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started this today & this book has already made me laugh out loud literally #audiophile #readinglife #readinggoal

Samplergal I finished it yesterday. He‘s funny. 4mo
MizDoniaBuding i finished it this saturday & yes he is funny...never really knew him before this book...he kept me company on my walks on the trail after work...def will recommend 4mo
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Samplergal
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Pickpick

A fun and fluffy read. I found myself laughing out loud many times.

Something about pi(e). He mentions pie. A lot.

#bookishbingo

j.rye You are so much further along than I am! 🍀 4mo
Samplergal @j.rye I‘m retired! I have a lot of time to read. 😉 4mo
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Samplergal
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My current audiobook. I do like this comedian and he reads it. He says what we all are thinking about food. 😂 #booked2019 #spring

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great pick for this prompt! 3mo
Cinfhen Great cover!!! Well chosen 😋 3mo
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wanderinglynn
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On a plane (again) with my new cordless headphones listening to the tagged. It‘s not as funny as I expected. A few chuckles, but really, it‘s a book of essays about various foods. As he says he‘s an “eatie” not a foodie. And that about sums up the book.

Mindyrecycles My book club read it and most of us were less than thrilled. I thought the introductory remarks were fun but then it was just a list of foods with a couple weak remarks for each. I did enjoy the photos of his kids but you don‘t get even that. 😂 4mo
jdiehr Agreed 4mo
KathyWheeler I like Dad is Fat much better. 4mo
wanderinglynn @Mindyrecycles I agree. It really is just a list of foods he likes/dislikes. 4mo
wanderinglynn @KathyWheeler That‘s on my list. 4mo
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Lauram
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“Cake is way more important than pie.” (It‘s true!)

I enjoyed Jim Gaffigan‘s very comprehensive and humorous look at food in America. I especially liked the chapter on southern food. #LitsyAtoZ (4/26)

Sassy_Steph Loved this book! So funny!! 6mo
Bookmarkie So I‘d side with the pie 6mo
Lauram @Bookmarkie Everyone in my family is #teampie. 6mo
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AmandaEve
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📚 Food by Jim Gaffigan (I love his stand ups)
🎥 Bridesmaids
🎶 Cake by Melanie Martinez
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Gaffigan is hilarious! 6mo
AmandaEve @JoScho yes he is!! 😆 6mo
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Lauram
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Day 4: I was only out for a bit. The trail was a little too icy for me. I‘m still enjoying my after work walk to unwind. The pinned book is somewhat entertaining. I hope to finish it later on the treadmill. #LitsyWalkers @kaye

Kaye Good job 💖 6mo
britt_brooke Love your sticker placement! Too cute. 6mo
SexyCajun Yes I love the sticker placement too!🥰 6mo
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DarcysMom I am in love with your picture! 😍😍😍 6mo
Lauram @britt_brooke @SexyCajun @DarcysMom I‘m okay with knowing that AudioWalker May be the only one getting a good workout today. 6mo
Karkar I love how you hid the little audio book guy! 6mo
sudi Love the picture 💖 6mo
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Lauram
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Day 1: I was able to get 15 or so minutes of neighborhood walking in before heading in to the warm house and a cup of hot tea. A longer walk to follow (on treadmill) after I finish work reports that are due tomorrow. I prefer listening to nonfiction when walking and look forward to future walks and new audiobooks. #LitsyWalkers

Melismatic It looks so pretty...from inside! 🤗 6mo
8little_paws Great sunrise picture!! 6mo
Kaye Great first day Laura. I just got home. Pics coming shortly. Your weather looks like ours. 6mo
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Monica5 That picture is so pretty!! 6mo
Bklover So pretty!!! 6mo
4thhouseontheleft I typically only listen to non-fiction (memoirs, as other NF I like to take notes), or middle grade books on audio. 😃 Pretty pic! 6mo
DarcysMom Beautiful! Good job getting out in all that snow! Brrr! 6mo
Lauram @Melismatic It definitely looks pretty from the inside! I‘ve been cold all day from my short time outside. 6mo
Lauram @8little_paws @kaye @Monica5 @Bklover @4thhouseontheleft @DarcysMom Thank you! I had to take the pic early to catch the gorgeous colors. 6mo
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LoverofLit
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Mehso-so

Almost a pick but just shy. There were some humorous parts and then some misses. I applaud Gaffigan for writing a whole book (340 pages!) on food. I shared many parts with my husband, as we're both fans of his stand-up. A little rambly and I was ready for it to be done about 100 pages before it was though.

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LoverofLit
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I love Jim Gaffigan and while I'm enjoying this whole book dedicated to food (his outlook on seafood needing to be renamed seabugs is hilarious) a lot of his stand-up bits are in this book which makes it less enjoyable for some reason unfortunately, since I've already heard them multiple times 😬😥

FeastOfFiction He‘s hilarious! 7mo
LoverofLit @FeastOfFiction He really is! 7mo
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Laura317
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This book is cute. Not great, but it is cute. Nice and fluffy.

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Laura317
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Valid description of oysters.

Slajaunie Agreed 8mo
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Laura317
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Also starting this via Libby app, because I like to have several things going at once. 😀

Tamra He is so stinking funny. 8mo
Laura317 @Tamra His description of the South cracked me up! 8mo
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sophierayton
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Pickpick

I laughed out loud the whole way through this. It was a delight!

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jdiehr
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Mehso-so

I like Jim Gaffigan.

It turns out listening to Jim Gaffigan read his audio book is a lot of Jim Gaffigan.

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Leigh0906
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Thank you so much @Pamwurtzler !! @Pamwurtzler can‘t wait to test out the recipes you sent and some of the ones from the cookbooks! I ♥️ Penzeys so this will be quickly used!

#feedareader

@MinDea

Pamwurtzler Oh good I‘m glad you like them!! 9mo
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Dolly
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1. Food: A Love Story
2. Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo‘ole
3. A quiet place with nature (brings me to happy tears)
4. My daughter
5. A few seconds of this hugging kitty gif. PLEASE WATCH ! https://goo.gl/images/xHGqTI

#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

mabell A kitty smooch! 😹😹 9mo
Wife Love ❤️ that song by Israel K 🎵🌈🎵🌈🎵 9mo
wanderinglynn I too love that song! ❤️🌈 Thanks for playing! ☺️ 9mo
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CogsOfEncouragement
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Pickpick

Even though he snubbed candy corn and fruit cake, this audio book was a whole lot of fun.
#AudioMemoir

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Booksnchill
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Pickpick

Finished my Libby Audiobook - Jim Gaffigan is a comedian I enjoy and this is no exception! Think of a sort of continuous stand-up narrative comedy all about food. I like his voice and delivery- great for walking Whiskey! I recommend as a listen while you do other things read!👍🍌🍐🧀🥨🥖

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Smartypants
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I‘ve been reading a lot of books with heavy themes for for personal growth. It was quite a change of pace to pick this one up and hear his musings on food! #food #foodie #lightreading 🍕🍗🌭🍔🍟🥓🥩🥨🥗🍒🍎🍉

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howjessreads
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1. The tagged book made me lol so much! I love Jim Gaffigan. 😂
2. December! 🎄
3. Yep - two girls. Who both read now! 🤩
4. Well, if sweet, a Twix. If salty, Gardettos. Or maybe just both. 😬
5. Coming to find you! #friyayintro

wanderinglynn 👍🏻 I love Jim Gaffigan‘s stand-up. He always makes me laugh. But I haven‘t read his book, so I may have to. 10mo
MStew @wanderinglynn I loved the audio book he narrates it and its hilarous!!! 10mo
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Eggs
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Chocamanda
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I was listening to this on the speakers at the kitchen I work in today. A guy eventually came in to make his artisanal pickles. I don‘t think he got the salad jokes... 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Ncostell
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I listened to 90% of this book before my loan expired on my library‘s Libby app and was unable to renew it without getting in the hold line again. So I ended up checking out the book from the library to finish it up. It was a fun listen on my commute to work and I was glad to browse through the physical book as it included lots of pictures of Jim with his family and some funny graphics too.

RestlessFickleBookHoarder 😂🤣😂 12mo
CrowCAH I agree with the diagram! 12mo
Ncostell @Crowcah I agree too. I don‘t know that I‘ve met anyone that actually admits to liking fruitcake. 12mo
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Lindy @Ncostell 🙋‍♀️I ❤️fruitcake. 12mo
Ncostell @Lindy I knew there must be someone that appreciates fruitcake! 12mo
Lindy @Ncostell 😆Where are all the other fruitcake lovers? Come, stand by me! 12mo
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AndreaReads
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Because today is shopping day....🤪
1. Weekly (but my husband does the shopping! Hahahaha)
2. I don‘t like salad, so by default I don‘t like salad dressing (though I will dip the occasional veggie into ranch)
3. Bake I LOVE baking! (My maiden name is Baker)
4. Yes—but I keep it small
5. Tagged book—Jim Gaffigan is my fave!
#TellMeTuesday #HappyEating

Ke633 Good book choice! Thanks for sharing! 12mo
Amanda.T My husband does the shopping too! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 12mo
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LoverofLit
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Thank thank thank you again @AllenTStClair for your amazing generosity! I feel so happy and lucky to have won this weekly giveaway 💘 📚

AllenTStClair Enjoy! 13mo
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SassyBookworm
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This book was amazingly funny! I laughed out loud several several times at the quirky outlook Gaffigan‘s perspective was on food and the food industry. I honestly will never look at lobster tail again the same way (sea bug butt 🤣🤣🤣). I also loved how conversational this audiobook was (read by Gaffigan) it felt like he was just personally telling me his wacky opinions. Definitely highly recommend for a great laugh!

#SassyBookworm 😏

seglitis I love his bit about fish "why else do they use 'smells fishy' when describing something bad, well because it's gross!" I hate fish and couldnt have been any happier when I played this part for james!!! 13mo
SassyBookworm @seglitis haha that‘s too funny! Poor James! Tell him I like fish too! Grew up fishin and eatin what we caught! 😉 13mo
SheReadsAndWrites I love him. Love. ❤️ 13mo
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SassyBookworm
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OMG I‘M DYING!!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

RamsFan1963 Great book, Gaffigan's love of food is hysterical 14mo
lildeb_8 Very funny book! 14mo
Christine Yes!! All the LOLs! 14mo
seglitis Loved this one!! Read "Dad is Fat" too!! 13mo
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Deborah42
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Jim Gaffigan‘s ode to junk food won‘t resonate with kale lovers, but it‘s laugh-out-loud funny for the rest of us. The section about geographical food regions in the US was my favorite part, along with his horror of eating oysters.

MAN 1: I‘m hungry.
MAN 2: Me too. Hey, I found a rock with a snot in it. I was thinking of eating it.
MAN 1: Um, okay. Go ahead.
MAN 2: (slurps up the oyster)
MAN 1: What does it taste like?
MAN 2: Pneumonia.

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AllenTStClair
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So, this happened on The Midnight Goose blog. If you will reach out to me at https://themidnightgoose.com/contact/ or allen.t.st.clair@gmail.com, we‘ll organize getting these books sent to you, Brianna. Congratulations!

@LoverofLit

LoverofLit Oh my gosh! This is so exciting. Thank you so very much ❤❤ 14mo
AllenTStClair @LoverofLit You‘re welcome! Nothing like free books to start your day right! 😃 14mo
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LoverofLit
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Check out the weekly giveaway over at @AllenTStClair profile or click the link below!

https://themidnightgoose.com/the-great-book-giveaway-2018/

AllenTStClair Come one come all! 📚😃 14mo
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AllenTStClair
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I‘m starting the fifth week of The Great Book Giveaway 2018 on my blog The Midnight Goose this week. Who wants a stack of hardback memoirs? This week is all about love for Litsy, so if you‘re interested:

https://themidnightgoose.com/the-great-book-giveaway-2018/

wonga i really need all of these!! 14mo
AllenTStClair @wonga They‘re all reeeeeally good. 😃 14mo
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GypsyKat
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Pickpick

This was so entertaining! The way he talks about his relationship with food was hilarious. There were so many laugh out loud moments! This is definitely an audiobook that I‘ll listen to again when I need a laugh.

Christine Love this one!! 1y
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GypsyKat
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Hahaha!!! 🤣

wanderinglynn 😂 I do love Gaffigan‘s stand-up. He always makes me laugh. 1y
keys_on_fire This sounds really funny! Adding! 1y
vkois88 That's so spot on, it hurts lol 1y
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SauerPatch My goodness I love this book so much! I listened to it 2-3 times in the span of a year. 😂 Jim Gaffigan is my spirit animal. (edited) 1y
tammy_sue Love this 😂 1y
Eggs Love JG 😂😂 1y
Caroline2 That‘s brilliant! 😆 1y
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GypsyKat
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This book is cracking me up!!! 😂😂🤣

Dolly Yes, this book was very 😂 1y
wanderinglynn 😂😂😂 1y
Prairiegirl_reading I love kale salad but that‘s hilarious!! 1y
AmyG Ha!!! He has a point there. 1y
GypsyKat @Prairiegirl_reading I don‘t relate to most of what he says, but it all makes me laugh! 😂 1y
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GypsyKat
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Starting this one on Audible because I‘m in the mood for something funny. 🌭

LiterRohde Seeing him in September in Milwaukee! 🎶Hot Pockets!🎶 (edited) 1y
Craftylikefox Oh nice! It‘s got to be even better because he reads it :) 1y
GypsyKat @LiterRohde He‘s actually here in my city right now. I didn‘t realize it until late last night though so... 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
GypsyKat @Craftylikefox He‘s so funny! 😂 1y
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RamsFan1963
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Pickpick

Funny, funny book about food and our (Americans) obsession with it. I laughed out loud several times, especially when the author discussed his famous distaste for the Hot Pocket.

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RamsFan1963
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I've eaten fatback, it's delicious but I agree it could use a better name

Swe_Eva That's a horrible name! 1y
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RamsFan1963
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Tonight, Pizza and a heart warming love story lol

Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 1y
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mgallo1968
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I live in Birmingham, Alabama- the heart of the Deep South. We do like our grits! “Grits. You can‘t really discuss Southern food without bringing up grits. When I reference grits during a stand-up show, Southerners will clap like I mentioned the college they attended or that I support the troops. Being southern means liking grits.” 🥣

Anna40 What are grits? 1y
mgallo1968 Grits are made of dried corn, hull and germ removed,and then ground like regular cornmeal. Then boiled. Cooked with water or milk. Good with cheddar cheese stirred in or melted butter, S & P. Breakfast staple in the South. Also with any other meal - shrimp and grits very popular. (edited) 1y
HeatherBookNerd I‘m southern and I think they are disgusting 😝 1y
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