Oh, Jim Gaffigan, you’re one of the few comedians that can actually make me laugh, and you definitely succeeded in doing so with this book. Don’t get me wrong, I love comedy. Just not everyone can capture my attention, then to follow through with material funny enough to actually get a laugh out of me. But you nailed it. With Food A Love Story, you managed to combine my two favorite things, dry sarcastic humor, and of course, food. Well done funny man, well done.
I decided to step out of my normal reading genre with this one, and am very pleased that I did. It was refreshing to read lighthearted material, with a foodie spin. There were so many times that I actually LOL. A very rare thing for me. I did receive a complimentary copy of the paperback edition, even with black and white photos, I was still drooling over the pictures. I must say if you’re thinking about buying this book, get the hardback, there are so many great photos, I can’t imagine how much better the experience would have been were they in color.
It got a bit long and repetitive towards the end, but the funny held on for the entirety. I’m glad I read it, and definitely recommend it, even if you have heard a few of his sketches before, it’s still very enjoyable.