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Dave Barry

Dave Barrys recent bestselling books include Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster), You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty, Insane City, I’ll Mature When I’m Dead; his Peter Pan prequels, written with Ridley Pearson;  and Dave Barry’s History of the Millennium (So Far). From 1983 to 2004, Barry wrote a weekly column for The Miami Herald that in 1988 won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary. He lives in Coral Gables, Florida.

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Boogers Are My Beat
Written by Dave Barry
Three Rivers Press | Trade Paperback | September 2004
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-8076-2 (1-4000-8076-2)

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... Read more

Dave Barry Does Japan
Written by Dave Barry
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | September 1993
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-449-90810-5 (0-449-90810-0)

"One of the funniest peole ever to tap tap on a PC."
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... Read more

Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway
Written by Dave Barry
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | October 2002
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-43248-3 (0-345-43248-7)

Just in time, Dave Barry supplies the wholly original, much needed history and guide to the new American politics and its three capitals, Washington, D.C., Austin, and South Florida. No surprise: it's hilarious.

Understanding the urgent need for a deeply thoughtful balanced book to explain our national political process, Dave Barry has... Read more

Dave Barry in Cyberspace
Written by Dave Barry
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | September 1997
$12.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-449-91230-0 (0-449-91230-2)


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... Read more

Dave Barry Is from Mars and Venus
Written by Dave Barry
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | September 1998
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-42578-2 (0-345-42578-2)

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, bestselling author, and Wheel of Fortune contestant Dave Barry exposes the shattering truth. Whether he's splashing with the U.S. sychronized swim team ("Picture a bunch of elegant swans swimming with a flailing sea cow") or reliving the Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving ("We've decided to obliterate your culture, but first... Read more

Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up
Written by Dave Barry
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | April 1995
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-449-90973-7 (0-449-90973-5)

Dave Barry wouldn't lie--and here are the real life, laugh-out-loud stories from across America to prove it: a U.S. Supreme Court justice shares his remedy for preventing gas ("I had not realized that this was a matter of concern in the highest... Read more

Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down
Written by Dave Barry
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | October 2001
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-44410-3 (0-345-44410-8)

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... Read more

Dave Barry Slept Here
Written by Dave Barry
Ballantine Books | Paperback | October 1997
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-41660-5 (0-345-41660-0)

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 the right to a trial before a jury of people too stupid to get out of jury duty," Dave Barry Slept Here... Read more

Dave Barry Talks Back
Written by Dave Barry
Three Rivers Press | Trade Paperback | May 1992
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-517-58868-0 (0-517-58868-4)

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Dave Barry Turns Forty
Written by Dave Barry
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | May 1991
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-449-90587-6 (0-449-90587-X)

"Just the ticket for the '90s."
If you're too young for a nursing home yet too old to be a rock star, if your marriage is as exciting as scraping grass off the lawnmower blades, then this hilarious book by Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist and author is for you. Put on your... Read more

Dave Barry Turns Fifty
Written by Dave Barry
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | August 1999
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-43169-1 (0-345-43169-3)

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist comes a celebration of the aging process. Not just Dave's, but that of the whole Baby Boom Generation--those millions of us who set a standard for whining self-absorption that will never be equaled, and who gave birth to such stunning accomplishments as Saturday Night Live!, the... Read more

Dave Barry's Greatest Hits
Written by Dave Barry
Ballantine Books | Paperback | April 1997
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-41999-6 (0-345-41999-5)


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... Read more

Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys
Written by Dave Barry
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | April 1996
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-449-91026-9 (0-449-91026-1)

"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... Read more

Dave Barry's Money Secrets
Written by Dave Barry
Three Rivers Press | Trade Paperback | December 2006
$13.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-35100-5 (0-307-35100-9)

Did you ever wish that you really understood money? Well, Dave Barry wishes that he did, too. But that hasn’t stopped him from writing this book. In it, Dave explores (as only he can) such topics as:

• How the U.S. economy works, including the often overlooked role of Adam Sandler
• Why... Read more

Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need
Written by Dave Barry
Ballantine Books | Paperback | March 1999
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-43113-4 (0-345-43113-8)


Complete with maps, histories, quaint local facts (France's National Underwear Changing Day is March 12), song lyrics, helpful hints on how to get through Customs (all insects must be spayed), and tidbits from Dave Barry's own fond vacation nightmares, DAVE... Read more

Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanack
Written by Benjamin Franklin, Introduction by Dave Barry
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | May 2000
$15.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-64038-7 (0-679-64038-X)

Franklin’s Autobiography is one of the most famous works in American literature. He started it as a private collection of anecdotes for his son, but soon it was transformed into a work of history, both personal and national, revealing Franklin as the man who, as Herman Melville said, possessed “deep worldly... Read more