Search Results: "Dave Barry"


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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'S ONLY TRAVEL GUIDE YOU'LL EVER NEED by Dave Barry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Funny stuff."
Holder of a Pulitzer for funny commentary, Barry (Dave Barry Slept Here, 1989) follows the footsteps of Baedeker and Marco Polo and offers a travel book that is more current and just as useful. Read full book review >

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DAVE BARRY HITS BELOW THE BELTWAY by Dave Barry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"Dave Barry Is Still At It. Laughing will only encourage him—but that would be okay."
Dave Barry has written more than a score of funny books, a full 69% of them bearing the words "Dave Barry" in the title (Dave Barry Turns 50, 1998, etc.). Now, maintaining Dave Barry's high standards, Dave Barry turns political pundit, employing Dave Barry's firm grip on matters governmental as well as a lot of other foolishness. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >