Search Results: "Dave Barry"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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 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 >

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BEST. STATE. EVER. by Dave Barry
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Readers may not embrace Florida the way the author has, but they will understand why a humorist loves it."
A breezy travelogue through swampland, strip clubs, and a retirement community reported to be rife with swingers. Read full book review >

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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 2015

"Needless to say, effective humor is extremely personal. For those who have found Barry funny in a good way, these latest essays will cause outright, prolonged laughter."
Humorist Barry (You Can Date Boys When You're Forty: Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little About, 2014, etc.) departs from the collections of his now-defunct syndicated newspaper column and his goofy full-length novels to write a dozen original essays gathered loosely around a theme: happiness and its discontents.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 >

BOOK REVIEW

LUNATICS by Alan Zweibel
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"An antidote, if one is needed, to gritty urban realism."
A novel for those who love one-liners, outrageous characters and loopy plots. Read full book review >