The World According to Dave Barry

The World According to Dave Barry

Collects the humorist's views on the problems of everday life from "Dave Barry talks back," "Dave Barry turns 40," and "Dave Barry's greatest hits"

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Outlet

ISBN: 051711870X

Category: American wit and humor.

Page: 485

View: 732

Collects the humorist's views on the problems of everday life from "Dave Barry talks back," "Dave Barry turns 40," and "Dave Barry's greatest hits"
Categories: American wit and humor.

Dave Barry Talks Back

Dave Barry Talks Back

Yet another collection of Barry wit and wisdom by the Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist and the author of Dave Barry Turns 40.

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780307758729

Category: Humor

Page: 304

View: 390

Yet another collection of Barry wit and wisdom by the Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist and the author of Dave Barry Turns 40.
Categories: Humor

Dave Barry Slept Here

Dave Barry Slept Here

If you love to laugh, if you love your country, if you are unaware that “the Sixth Amendment states that if you are accused of a crime, you have a right to a trial before a jury of people too stupid to get out of jury duty,” Dave Barry ...

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307758712

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 924

“What caused the American Revolution? This is indeed a rhetorical question that for many years historians have begun chapters with. As well they should. For the American Revolution is without a doubt the single most important historical event to occur in this nation except of course for Super Bowl III (Jets 16. Colts 7. This historian won $35).” So goes the skewed sensibility, the muddied mind, the bent pen of one of America's funniest writers, Dave Barry. This time his subject is U.S. history, the way it's never been told before. Every single momentous event and crucial moment is covered, including . . . • The Birthing Contractions of a Nation • Kicking Some British Butt • Barging Westward • The Forging of a Large, Wasteful Bureaucracy • Deep Economic Doo-doo • The Fifties: Peace, Prosperity, Brain Death . . . and right up through the scintillating Reagan-Bush years, during which, Mr. Barry notes, America is steadfastly Napping Toward Glory. If you love to laugh, if you love your country, if you are unaware that “the Sixth Amendment states that if you are accused of a crime, you have a right to a trial before a jury of people too stupid to get out of jury duty,” Dave Barry Slept Here is the book you've been waiting for since 1776. Or at least since Super Bowl III. Praise for Dave Barry Slept Here “A dazzling performance . . . Barry is brilliant.”—The Washington Post Book World “[Dave] Barry turns his formidable wit to the subject of American history, with a result reminiscent of the Reduced Shakespeare Company: The better you know the original, the funnier it gets.”—Los Angeles Times “I fear that Mr. Barry's dream of making millions of dollars through mass sales of his book to a captive audience of innocent schoolchildren will not be realized, and he will have to be content with making readers laugh a lot, as this one did.”—The New York Times Book Review
Categories: Humor

Dave Barry Turns 40

Dave Barry Turns 40

If he wasn't already the reigning king of American humor writing, Dave Barry has now officially claimed the crown.

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780449905876

Category: Humor

Page: 179

View: 396

If he wasn't already the reigning king of American humor writing, Dave Barry has now officially claimed the crown. And not a moment too soon! With this 15-week veteran of the New York Times bestseller list, the Pulitzer Prize winner--dubbed by The New York Times, "the funniest man in America"--adds a new distinction to his list of credits: middle-aged man.
Categories: Humor

Dave Barry s Book of Bad Songs

Dave Barry s Book of Bad Songs

Music buffs, too will appreciate this humorous stroll through the world's worst lyrics. The only thing wrong with this book is that readers will find themselves unable to stop mentally singing the greatest hits of Gary Puckett.

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9781449437589

Category: Humor

Page: 112

View: 754

When funnyman Dave Barry asked readers about their least favorite tunes, he thought he was penning just another installment of his weekly syndicated humor column. But the witty writer was flabbergasted by the response when over 10,000 readers voted. "I have never written a column that got a bigger response than the one announcing the Bad Song Survey," Barry wrote.Based on the results of the survey, Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs is a compilation of some of the worst songs ever written. Dave Barry fans will relish his quirky take. Music buffs, too will appreciate this humorous stroll through the world's worst lyrics. The only thing wrong with this book is that readers will find themselves unable to stop mentally singing the greatest hits of Gary Puckett.
Categories: Humor

Boogers Are My Beat

Boogers Are My Beat

His most recent books, Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down and the novels Big Trouble and Tricky Business, were national bestsellers. He lives in Miami, Floriduh. Also available as an eBook

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9781400051212

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 455

The New York Times calls him “the funniest man in America,” and his legions of fans agree, laughing and snorting as they put his books on bestseller lists nationwide. In Boogers Are My Beat, Dave gives us the real scoop on: • The scientific search for the world’s funniest joke (you can bet it includes the word “weasel”) • RV camping in the Wal-Mart parking lot • Outwitting “smart” kitchen appliances and service contracts • Elections in Florida (“You can’t spell Florida without ‘duh’”) • The Olympics, where people from all over the world come together to accuse each other of cheating • The truth about the Dakotas, the Lone Ranger, and feng shui • The choice between death and taxes And much, much more—including some truths about journalism and serious thoughts about 9/11. Dave Barry won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1988, and his columns are syndicated in more than 500 newspapers. His most recent books, Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down and the novels Big Trouble and Tricky Business, were national bestsellers. He lives in Miami, Floriduh. Also available as an eBook
Categories: Humor

Dave Barry Does Japan

Dave Barry Does Japan

"One of the funniest peole ever to tap tap on a PC." PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER Not since George Bush's memorable dinner with the Japanese prime minister has the Land of the Rising Sun seen the likes of a goodwill ambassador like Dave Barry.

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307758675

Category: Humor

Page: 224

View: 115

"One of the funniest peole ever to tap tap on a PC." PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER Not since George Bush's memorable dinner with the Japanese prime minister has the Land of the Rising Sun seen the likes of a goodwill ambassador like Dave Barry. Join him as he belts out oldies in a karaoke bar, marries a geriatric geisha girl, takes his first bath in public, bows to just about everyone, and explores culture shock in all its numerous humorous forms, including: Failing to Learn Japanese in Only Five Minutes (Or: "Very Much Good Morning, Sir!") ; Humor in Japan (Take My Tofu, Please!); Sports in Japan ("Yo, Batter! Loudly Make it Fly!"), and more.
Categories: Humor

Tricky Business

Tricky Business

A Lighthearted Comedy About Murder, Drugs, and Gambling Dave Barry's first novel, Big Trouble, was not only "like Elmore Leonard on laughing gas" (People), it also allowed the writer to break out of his stifling role as America's funniest ...

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons

ISBN: 0425192741

Category: Fiction

Page: 287

View: 999

An unusual assortment of passengers, including Fay Benton, a cocktail waitress and single mother, and hired killer Lou Tarrant embark on a voyage aboard the Extravaganza of the Seas, a gambling ship with another mysterious function. Reprint.
Categories: Fiction

Dave Barry in Cyberspace

Dave Barry in Cyberspace

"VERY FUNNY . . . After a day spent staring at a computer monitor, think of the book as a kind of screen saver for your brain." --New York Times Book Review

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307758682

Category: Humor

Page: 224

View: 683

"RELENTLESSLY FUNNY . . . BARRY SHINES." --People A self-professed computer geek who actually does Windows 95, bestselling humorist Dave Barry takes us on a hilarious hard drive via the information superhighway--and into the very heart of cyberspace, asking the provocative question: If God had wanted us to be concise, why give us so many fonts? Inside you'll find juicy bytes on How to Buy and Set Up a Computer; Step One: Get Valium Nerdstock in the Desert; Or: Bill Gates Is Elvis Software: Making Your Computer Come Alive So It Can Attack You Word Processing: How to Press an Enormous Number of Keys Without Ever Actually Writing Anything Selected Web Sites, including Cursing in Swedish, Deformed Frog Pictures, and The Toilets of Melbourne, Australia And much, much more! "VERY FUNNY . . . After a day spent staring at a computer monitor, think of the book as a kind of screen saver for your brain." --New York Times Book Review
Categories: Humor

Dave Barry Turns 50

Dave Barry Turns 50

The nationally syndicated humorist reflects on reaching the age of fifty and skewers concerns and fads of his fellow baby boomers.

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345431691

Category: Humor

Page: 224

View: 983

The nationally syndicated humorist reflects on reaching the age of fifty and skewers concerns and fads of his fellow baby boomers.
Categories: Humor

Dave Barry s Complete Guide to Guys

Dave Barry s Complete Guide to Guys

If you're a guy--or if you're attempting to share a remote control with one--you need this book, because it deals frankly and semi-thoroughly with such important guy issues as: Scratching The role of guys in world history, including the ...

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307758743

Category: Humor

Page: 272

View: 981

"Dave Barry is one funny human." --San Francisco Examiner For thousands of years, women have asked themselves: What is the deal with guys, anyway? What are they thinking? The answer, of course, is: virtually nothing. Deep down inside, guys are extremely shallow. But that has not stopped Dave Barry from writing an entire book about them. If you're a guy--or if you're attempting to share a remote control with one--you need this book, because it deals frankly and semi-thoroughly with such important guy issues as: Scratching The role of guys in world history, including the heretofore-unknown relationship between the discovery of North America and golf Why the average guy can remember who won the 1960 World Series, but not necessarily the names of all his children The Noogie Gene Why guys cannot simultaneously think and look at breasts Secret guy orgasm-delaying techniques, including the Margaret Thatcher Method Why guys prefer to believe that there is no such thing as a prostate And much, much more "Whether you're a guy--or attempting to share a bathroom with one--Barry has some wacky words of wisdom for you." --USA Today
Categories: Humor

100 Most Popular Nonfiction Authors

100 Most Popular Nonfiction Authors

... Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need (1991) Dave Barry Does
Japan (1992) Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up (1994) Dave Barry's Gift Guide to
End All Gift Guides (1994) The World According to Dave Barry (1994) Dave
Barry's ...

Author: Bernard Alger Drew

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1591584876

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 438

View: 229

Provides alphabetically-arranged biographical entries of popular writers of nonfiction, including Richard Dawkins, Joan Didion, and Paul Theroux, and presents insights on the creative process for each individual.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up

Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up

A collection of articles by the syndicated columnist explores topics ranging from shark-fishing and UFO sightings to answering machines, rock bands, presidential politics, and home shopping.

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345440641

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 354

A collection of articles by the syndicated columnist explores topics ranging from shark-fishing and UFO sightings to answering machines, rock bands, presidential politics, and home shopping.
Categories: Humor

Dave Barry s Greatest Hits

Dave Barry s Greatest Hits

The bad news: the book is only 304 pages.”—Los Angeles Daily News

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307758750

Category: Humor

Page: 304

View: 897

When Dave Barry is on the loose, no one is safe! What Dave Barry did for the men’s movement in his Complete Guide to Guys and for foreign relations when he did Japan he now does for . . . everything in America. The rapacious observer of Tupperware ladies and leisure concept salesmen sounds off on: Football—Football is more than just a game. It is a potential opportunity to see a live person lying on the ground with a bone sticking out of his leg, while the fans, to show their appreciation, perform “the wave.” Sailing—There’s nothing quite like getting out on the open sea, where you can forget about the hassles and worries of life on land, and concentrate on the hassles and worries of life on the sea, such as death by squid. Gambling—Off-Track Betting parlors are the kinds of places where you never see signs that say, “Thank You for Not Smoking.” The best you can hope for is, “Thank You for Not Spitting Pieces of Your Cigar on My Neck.” “The good news: he’s funny as ever. The bad news: the book is only 304 pages.”—Los Angeles Daily News
Categories: Humor

I ll Mature When I m Dead

I ll Mature When I m Dead

I'll Mature When I'm Dead is the New York Times bestseller from "the funniest man in America" (New York Times).

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101187272

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 932

I'll Mature When I'm Dead is the New York Times bestseller from "the funniest man in America" (New York Times). Let Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist and nationally unrecognized voice of maturity Dave Barry make the journey to adulthood a little easier—and a lot funnier. Not everyone has to be dragged kicking and screaming through adulthood. Dave Barry will help through this process—with his hilarious takes on parenting, changing self-image, the battle of the sexes, technology, health care, celebrityhood, and even vampires!
Categories: Humor

Big Trouble

Big Trouble

Dave Barry makes his fiction debut with a ferociously funny novel of love and mayhem in south Florida.

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101442227

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 327

Dave Barry makes his fiction debut with a ferociously funny novel of love and mayhem in south Florida. In the city of Coconut Grove, Florida, these things happen: A struggling adman named Eliot Arnold drives home from a meeting with the Client From Hell. His teenage son, Matt, fills a Squirtmaster 9000 for his turn at a high school game called Killer. Matt's intended victim, Jenny Herk, sits down in front of the TV with her mom for what she hopes will be a peaceful evening for once. Jenny's alcoholic and secretly embezzling stepfather, Arthur, emerges from the maid's room, angry at being rebuffed. Henry and Leonard, two hit men from New Jersey, pull up to the Herks' house for a real game of Killer, Arthur's embezzlement apparently not having been quite so secret to his employers after all. And a homeless man named Puggy settles down for the night in a treehouse just inside the Herks' yard. In a few minutes, a chain of events that will change the lives of each and every one of them will begin, and will leave some of them wiser, some of them deader, and some of them definitely looking for a new line of work. With a wicked wit, razor-sharp observations, rich characters, and a plot with more twists than the Inland Waterway, Dave Barry makes his debut a complete and utter triumph.
Categories: Fiction

Claw Your Way to the Top

Claw Your Way to the Top

A humorous guide with valuable advice and tips for moving up the corporate ladder.

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 0878576525

Category: Humor

Page: 96

View: 495

A humorous guide with valuable advice and tips for moving up the corporate ladder.
Categories: Humor

Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down

Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down

Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry is a pretty amiable guy.

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307778031

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 758

Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry is a pretty amiable guy. But lately, he’s been getting a little worked up. What could make a mild-mannered man of words so hot under the collar? Well, a lot of things–like bad public art, Internet millionaires, SUVs, Regis Philbin . . . and even bigger problems, like • The slower-than-deceased-livestock left-lane drivers who apparently believe that the right lane is sacred and must never come in direct contact with tires • The parent-misery quotient of last-minute school science fair projects • Day trading and other careers that never require you to take off your bathrobe • The plague of the low-flow toilets, which is so bad that even in Miami, where you can buy drugs just by opening your front door and yelling “Hey! I want some crack,” you can’t even sell your first born to get a normal-flushing toilet Dave Barry is not taking any of this sitting down. He’s going to stand up for the rights of all Americans against ridiculously named specialty “–chino” coffees and the IRS. Just as soon as he gets the darn toilet flushed.
Categories: Humor

Dave Barry s Bad Habits

Dave Barry s Bad Habits

Humorous essays on a variety of topics including taxes, government, sex, health, education, and travel.

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 0805002545

Category: Humor

Page: 292

View: 923

A collection of commentaries on the little insanities of everyday life and essays offering advice cover such topics as household perils, the government and taxation, culture, health habits, finance, and traveling
Categories: Humor

The Putt at the End of the World

The Putt at the End of the World

To the inauguration of the state-of-the-art course in Scotland come three notoriously hard-luck golfers--not to mention peace-seeking world leaders, havoc-wreaking eco-terrorists, a naked golfer in quest of a hole in one, and, in the putt ...

Author: Lee K. Abbott

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780446930604

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 447

The richest man in the world invites a trio of mediocre golfers to play at a secret course in Scotland. The result of their efforts will somehow affect the fate of the world. Can golf save the world?
Categories: Fiction