I was delighted to get to read Food: A Love Story. I read Gaffigan's first book, Dad is Fat and had a blast, shared it with family, etc. Fortunately I don't have to worry about this review being based on the first book. Gaffigan makes it easy to review Food: A Love Story by itself.
This book made me laugh a lot. It was great to read at any time of day, though I highly recommend you eat before you read. There were several times I was just reading along and then Gaffigan's descriptions of massive amounts of food suddenly made me crave massive amounts of food. So strange. I swear I gained a few pounds because of this book! Then again, if you're a vegetarian or vegan trying to read this, it may have the opposite effect. Like me, Gaffigan is an unapologetic carnivore...except fish.
Probably the only gripe I have with this book is that, if you've seen Gaffigan's stand up, a lot of the jokes in the book are going to sound repetitive. There is a lot of new stuff in the book, but there's also a lot of old stuff. I get that Gaffigan is a food based comedian, so there's bound to be overlap and I won't judge to harshly because of it.
That being said, I gladly give this book 4 hoots and encourage you to pick up a copy! You will laugh, or at the very least giggle a lot in public and make people look at you weird.
"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."