Thursday, May 7, 2015

Food = Love: A Book Story

Three of my favorite things are books, food, and comedy. If I can combine all three, even better. Case in point.... 

I was excited to read this book because it did just that. Plus, comedy books {i.e. Chelsea Handler} are some of my favorites. Although this is his second novel, it’s the first book I’ve read by Jim Gaffigan. I have to say, I really enjoyed it. It took me a while to get through because life has a tendency of getting in the way of lounging around and reading all day, but once I was able to dedicate some time to myself the book read quickly. The chapters weren't overly long or drawn out, which is always a good thing.

Instead of giving you the third-grade book report I liked this book because… I’m going to share some of my favorite passages with you.

"I know this may not be fair, but when Mario Batali talks, I always think, Well this is a guy who knows what he's talking about. He actually has experience eating food." {I completely agree!}

"I think of myself as an "eatie"... I am also way too lazy to be a foodie" {True story bro!}

"This is because there's not a nickel's worth of difference between a lobster and a giant scorpion"

"'Snails are a delicacy.' Compared with what? Barnacles? Slugs? What would you have to be eating on a regular basis to make snails a delicacy?"

On grits: "I want to like grits. I try. I order them, but eventually I end yp muttering to myself over my plate, 'Are these undercooked? Overcooked? No wonder you guys invented moonshine.'"

"I'm convinced that anyone who doesn't like Mexican food is a psychopath."

"I enjoy wine, but I'm certainly not an expert. My knowledge pretty much ends at the difference between red and white... Does anyone really know what they're looking at when they look the a wine list? Because if you do, you're probably an alcoholic... I can never remember the names of the wines I enjoyed in the past, because during those times I was, well, drinking wine." {This pretty much sums up my relationship with wine}

"Instead of going to a grocery store and getting everything I need I can stand outside and buy some dirty vegetables on the street from absolute strangers who supposedly live on a farm but are probably serial killers." {This one cracked me up... bad}

"Kale tastes like bug spray" {Seriously though.... I eat it and think it's terrible}

I could go on and on but really there's no reason to. The point is, you need to read this book. It's hilarious and makes me want to read his first book Dad is Fat. Which I plan on picking up from the library. Also, I'm going to need to DVR his new show and check it out.

Have you read this or his other novel, Dad is Fat? What did you think?

*This review was provided in exchange for a free copy of the book courtesy of Blogging for Books*

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