“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?”
I know, I know, this isn’t a Romance, but hey, it has Love in the title!! Lately I’ve been in a Non-Fiction mood, so I was excited to read Jim Gaffigan’s book, since I adore his comedy specials.
Food: A Love Story is a funny collection of anecdotes about one man’s love for food. As someone who loves to eat, I found Mr. Gaffigan’s thoughts to be quite familiar, minus the male influence. If I didn’t know better, I’d almost believe it was my boyfriend writing this book, it hits so close to home.
I highly recommend this book to food lovers, Jim Gaffigan fans, and anyone who has dropped a cookie and considered if the Five Second Rule was a legit theory.
*I received this book via Blogging For Books for an honest review.