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Where I listen & laugh

by John on January 12th, 2018
What I’m listening to:
Jim Gaffigan‘s Food: a Love Story
When I started:
Two days ago
How Much I’ve Listened:
About 1/3 of the book
What I’m liking:
The man is funny – very funny. And he’s the narrator – as a stand up comic who has “made it,” he’s captivating and keeps you wanting to listen. He & I may disagree on the merits of seafood (and, I may try to keep my diet devoid of carbs), but we agree on most everything so far. For the most part, he places food, primarily the sheer enjoyment of eating (in both quality & quantity) as an absolute priority in his life – and he wants the world to know what makes him go.
What I’m not liking:
This comes across as a collection of stand-up bits, not really a novel. It’s certainly enjoyable, but I don’t feel the need to listen, to figure out what might be coming next. And, while I’m blaming the cold (both the outside temperatures & an ailment which has snottier than a Snot Monster) for the lack of extended cardio (which always results in extended audiobook listening), the fact that I don’t feel a pressing need to listen to this book is part of the reason why there are fewer miles of pavement pounded as of late.
What’s Up Next?
Something from this list:

  • Robert O’Brien’s Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
  • JD Barker’s The Fourth Monkey
  • Ashley Posten’s Geekerella
  • Stephen King’s Revival
  • Mark Manson’s The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
One Comment
  1. Hey, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH is in our stack of chapter books to read to Baguette!

    A year or so ago, I read Gaffigan’s Dad is Fat, and it was kind of funny, but it made me wonder how much of his humor depends on his delivery. I might have liked it more in audiobook format. In print, it felt like a really long bit.

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