Food: A Love Story (Hardcover)

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FOOD: A LOVE STORY by Jim Gaffigan - The self-proclaimed "Terry Bradshaw of eating", Jim Gaffigan's essays hilariously chronicle the greatest love of his life. Gaffigan advocates "eaties" instead of "foodies" and restaurants having "fatteliers" on staff (a fat-guy food expert) because he feels skinny people clearly lack the appropriate amount of passion about food. Devoted to comfort foods and purveyors of them, Gaffigan says the worse the better. The research for this book alone would have killed me. Conversations between foods, letters to food companies, and in-depth analyses of fast food experiences, this is the perfect book for someone who isn't afraid to admit their obsession with food and make fun of it. ~ Nancy

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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?

About the Author

JIM GAFFIGAN is a stand-up comedian, actor, and bestselling author of Dad is Fat. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Jeannie, and their five children.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780804140416
ISBN-10: 0804140413
Publisher: Crown Archetype
Publication Date: October 21st, 2014
Pages: 352
Language: English