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BOOGERS ARE MY BEAT by Dave Barry

BOOGERS ARE MY BEAT

More Lies, but Some Actual Journalism

By Dave Barry

Pub Date: Sept. 23rd, 2003
ISBN: 1-4000-4757-9
Publisher: Crown

Fans may be surprised that the indefatigable comic somehow omitted his name from the title, they will be happy to find “boogers” emblazoned up there on Barry’s latest gathering of columns.

His journalist’s beat also covers long forgotten historical topics like the Great Florida Presidential Election Recount, the last Winter Olympics, and Gary Condit. He reports on the dances of Republican conventioneers and the hip-hop of Bill Clinton. Barry, accompanied by Jamling Tenzing Norgay, climbs Miami’s Mt. Trashmore and, among other studly things, considers Humvees. (He draws a manly line at using guest towels, however.) Of course, there’s material about women, income taxes, and a running debate with North Dakota. The formula (“seriously, folks”) may be running a bit threadbare, but any Federal Statute or Law of Nature notwithstanding, he’s still funny. If you don’t think so, you are a Bad Person. Also included: Barry’s two somber and acutely written pieces on the events of 9/11. Boogers remain all his, though. (10 line drawings)