Jim Gaffigan offers the perfect Father's Day gift for the man who has everything: 'Dad is Fat'
Stand-up comedian, actor, and now bestselling author, Jim Gaffigan stumbled onto the Downtown Author Stage at the 2013 BookExpo America book trade convention and read How Sweet It Is, an essay about candy and fatherhood from his new book, Dad is Fat before sitting down to interview himself. Without further ado, Galligan took questions from the audience on writing Dad is Fat, which has been recently released (in time for Father's Day, of course) in trade paperback (Anchor; June, 2013); his famous Hot Pockets stand-up routine; blending fatherhood and a comedy career; his struggles getting started before he found his comedy career path and collaboration with his wife; dispensing advice and insight on becoming a stand-up comic; his favorite bedtime children's books; riffing on acting, bad jokes, stand-up comedy, and collaborations.
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BookReport: Once Upon A Gypsy Moon by Michael Hurley: World class solo sailor Arnet Taylor and iReadNet video news editor-in-chief Kurt Aldag discuss Michael Hurley's sailing memoir, Once Upon A Gypsy Moon.
Joan Walsh reviews politics of race and class in America's past, present, and future: Salon.com editor-at-large, MSNBC political analyst, and bestselling author Joan Walsh tackles the rise and fall of the white middle class in 20th century America and beyond at the 2012 Miami Book Fair International.
Walter Mosley, Jeff and Ann Vandermeer, and John Scalzi explore an alternate universe: Award-winning mystery and astrofuturist visionary author Walter Mosley explores alternative universes with sci-fi authors John Scalzi, Ann and Jeff Vandermeer at BookExpo America.
Junot Diaz 'waos' Miami with readings of 'Alma' and 'Wildwood': Award-winning author Junot Diaz took the packed audience at the 2012 Miami Book Fair International by storm with readings and extended conversations on cultural and political issues, shedding light on his artistic points of view.
Dave Barry riffs on Florida elections and lunatics in the insane city: Pulitzer Prize winning humorist and bestselling author Dave Barry riffs on voter laws, soccer parents, and the truth about the nation's 'Insane City,' Miami.
Anne Rice reviews her storied career from Lestat to Sleeping Beauty with a stopover in New Orleans: The queen of gothic fiction Anne Rice takes the stage at the 2012 New York Comic Con for a no-holds-barred interview with SiriusXM Book Radio host Kim Alexander.
Lori Andrews lays down the law on the dangers of social media: Internationally-recognized lawyer Lori Andrews warns of 'the death of privacy' at the 2012 Miami book fair International.
Jay Bonansinga, The Sinking of the Eastland.
America's 'forgotten tragedy'--the sinking of the S.S. Eastland, in which 844 people were crushed and drowned in full view of thousands of bystanders--is vividly told for the first time by award-winning writer and bestselling author Jay Bonansinga.
Natasha Trethewey takes on tough subjects in tender poems.
Two-time U.S. Poet Laureate (2012-2014), Mississippi Poet Laureate, and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey brought her 'A' game to the 2013 National Book Festival and read eight poems from three volumes of her poetry with backstories of her inspirations and methodologies for writing them.
Patricia Wells gives kitchens a 'french kiss'.
Award-winning French cookbook author, teacher and food critic Patricia Wells recalls her life in the world of French cuisine and reveals her secrets.
F. Paul Wilson leads author tour of urban fantasy landscape at 2013 NYCC.
Bestselling author of the Repairman Jack series, F. Paul Wilson leads a panel of up-and-coming authors Anton Strout, Tonya Hurley, Anna Jarzab, Jeff Hirsch, Max Gladstone, and Benedict Jacka through a review of the creative landscape of the fast-growing urban fantasy fiction genre.