Title: Food: A Love Story
Author: Jim Gaffigan
For starters, I cheated and listened to the audiobook, but a book is a book, right? My only mistake with this decision was that I made it while traveling on an airplane so I couldn't laugh out loud as much as I would have had I listened to it at home.
Jim Gaffigan narrates the book himself, which I'm sure adds to the funniness of the audiobook. He is a stand-up comedian after all.
I chose this book because I love books about food, especially memoirs. I also needed a book to distract me while we flew several hours on a trip home. I figured it would get me through a few flights and if I never finished it, no big deal, as that is usually the fate of audio books on trips with me. That was not the fate of this book. I listened to the entire book and was sad when it was over. I will actually be listening to it again, it was that good.
When Gaffigan tells you his qualifications for writing this book are because he is a little fat and he loves food he means it, but his inner comedian makes this book a treasure in the world of food books if you ask me. He tells it all like it is, from Hot Pockets to White Castle burgers to the world of fancy restaurants to eating at Waffle House. It's the kind of book that says all the things any true food lover is thinking about all the things in our love affair with food.
If you're a reader, read it, but if you're looking for some great belly laughs and good humor let Jim Gaffigan read it to you in the audiobook form. I know I'll be listening to it again and I'll be seeking out his audiobook Dad is Fat.