Search Results: "Dave Barry"


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THE WORST CLASS TRIP EVER by Dave Barry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"A light, comic tone and more-or-less believable stakes make for a winning combination. (Thriller. 8-12) "
A Miami eighth-grader's class trip to the nation's capital quickly escalates into an international incident. Read full book review >

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TRICKY BUSINESS by Dave Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Low humor that will appeal to all those guys who keep America moving slightly off-course and to the women who love them."
The master of American poop 'n' doody-based satire returns to the Miami Crime-a-rama scene of his debut novel (Big Trouble, 1999). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 23, 2003

"Boogers remain all his, though. (10 line drawings)"
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. Read full book review >

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THE SHEPHERD, THE ANGEL, AND WALTER THE CHRISTMAS DOG by Dave Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"Dickens needn't fear the competition, but a Very Barry Christmas should prove a holiday favorite for years to come."
A nostalgic Christmas fable strikes an engaging balance between humor and heart. Read full book review >

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BIG TROUBLE by Dave Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 1999

"But a host of lesser surprises are equally welcome. (First printing of 150,000; Literary Guild featured alternate; $150,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
In his first-ever novel, prolific humorist Barry (Dave Barry Turns 50, 1998, etc.) proves just how easy it is, or at least how easy he can make it seem, for any zany with Miami connections to master what he artlessly calls "the Bunch of South Florida Wackos genre." Read full book review >

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INSANE CITY by Dave Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Utterly familiar but funny."
Hangovers, bridesmaids, Haitian refugees and rogue primates run amok in Miami. Read full book review >

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DAVE BARRY DOES JAPAN by Dave Barry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 1992

"A droll, light companion to all those heavy texts that offer dreary, detailed analyses of Nippon and its people; and if your yakuta is tied wrong, the hell with it. (Line drawings by Barry throughout.)"
Barry (Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need, 1991, etc.), syndicated humorist and author of a lot of funny books (most with his name in the title—as if there's a lot of shoddy imitation), does it again. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Older reluctant readers, however, may find the familiarity reassuring and the nonstop action an incentive to finishing. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Disobeying their elders, Little Scallop and her mermaid friends Aqua and Surf go out past the reef in search of beautiful pearls. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1997

"Barry is his usual puckish self, but the real surprise here is how funny many of the survey respondents are."
``This book,'' Barry (Dave Barry in Cyberspace, 1996, etc.) explains, ``is Neil Diamond's fault.'' In a 1992 column he complained that radio stations consistently favored truly bad contemporary songs over good, citing their affection for such classics as Diamond's ``I Am, I Said.'' The resulting deluge of mail included both howls from outraged fans and many letters from exasperated readers citing even worse offenders against taste and common sense. Read full book review >

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DAVE BARRY’S HISTORY OF THE MILLENIUM (SO FAR) by Dave Barry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A book that's fearless in the face of fact."
With the third millennium more than one half of one percent finished, humorist/novelist Barry (The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Dog, 2006, etc.) is the first kid on the block to decide it's high time for its history. Read full book review >

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DAVE BARRY IS FROM MARS AND VENUS by Dave Barry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Others may simply laugh. (photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Syndicated columnist and clowning Pulitzer-nik Barry (Dave Barry in Cyberspace, 1996, etc.) is back with another series of columns, regular as an equinox and admittedly starting to strain for a decent title (``A lot of the really good ones are taken. Read full book review >

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DAVE BARRY TURNS 50 by Dave Barry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 1998

"There will probably be more laughs before Dave Barry Turns 60. (Author tour)"
It had to happen. Read full book review >