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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (604 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dave Barry Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9781597101059
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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 it includes the word "weasel")
• RV camping in the Wal-Mart parking lot
• Outwitting "smart" kitchen appliances and service contracts
• Elections in Florida ("You can’t spell Florida without 'duh'")
• The Olympics, where people from all over the world come together to accuse each other of cheating
• The truth about the Dakotas, the Lone Ranger, and feng shui
• The choice between death and taxes

And much, much more—including some truths about journalism and serious thoughts about 9/11.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 2/14/2014

    " You just can't beat Dave Barry for laugh-out-loud good reading! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katelyn | 1/25/2014

    " I love Dave Barry. Somehow he manages to make fun of everyone, with no offense taken. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexandria | 1/21/2014

    " 3.5 stars. In addition to his funny articles, there are also two beautiful essays written about September 11th. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 1/21/2014

    " Great book. I really enjoy Dave Barry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shoshana | 1/20/2014

    " Kind of a random hodgepodge, but I'd still love to have a cup of coffee with Dave Barry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave Riley | 1/7/2014

    " Barry is good value. Some great writing and, as always, wry commentary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin Offermann | 12/23/2013

    " Dave Barry is one of the few authors who can consistently make me laugh out loud, even when I'd rather not (as when I'm reading in a public place-the looks some people give you when you laugh out loud while reading a book, it's as if the very idea of the written word being that funny is inconceivable). As a political junkie, I especially enjoyed the columns concerning the 2000 elections, but there wasn't a bad one in the bunch. To echo what others have said, I found the final column in the collection, a serious essay written just after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, to be incredibly poignant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 12/22/2013

    " Some really funny stuff. Some great stuff even. And some stuff that was not so funny. I was surprised about his 9.11 essays and thought they were good. It's the only serious stuff I know of him writing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Suzanne | 10/19/2013

    " Book could not hold my attention and the jokes were not funny.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anubhav | 10/17/2013

    " Last two essays are worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 9/1/2013

    " I'm not ashamed to own that I've loved this guy since I was a teenager. Okay, maybe I am just a little. But who can resist a book that makes them laugh aloud every few minutes and insist on reading passages to busy and slightly annoyed spouses? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 8/12/2013

    " I most enjoyed the last two articles, which are serious in tone and deal with the terrorist attacks of 9/11. They are a touching link to what I saw and who I felt and what I thought that day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/10/2013

    " I've read every single Dave Barry book at least once. He is my favorite satirical writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Corri | 7/9/2013

    " (Read by Dick Hill) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chad | 7/8/2013

    " A collection of his newspaper columns. The first section is dated humor surrounding the 2000 election that don't hold up after a decade. So far, the other chapters aren't based on current events, and are still fun to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caleb | 5/4/2013

    " As always, I love Dave Barry "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 11/24/2012

    " Not Barry's funniest but still some laugh out loud moments. The tow 9/11 essays at the end of the book are worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 10/21/2012

    " Anything you read by him will always be funny. I don't want to spoil it for you by writing a silly review. Just read him! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joshlyn | 10/9/2012

    " Okay I know, not exactly quality literature but I love Dave Barry's humor. This wasn't one of my favorites but it was still good for a few laughs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dylan | 10/8/2012

    " holy moly! this is a big one! i found this at the bottom of the sea and was at the clouds when i was finished! the clowns are more splitting that the pages though... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jillian | 9/29/2012

    " This is the second Dave Barry book that I've tried to read, and later abandoned. Part of the problem is that these jokes are dated. Still, I'm not going to bother reading another. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 8/27/2012

    " I love Dave Barry. He was my Solitary Philosopher inspiration. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 5/29/2012

    " I hadn't read any Dave Barry in a while, because his columns hadn't been as sharp as when he was in his prime. This collection of columns isn't as good as his best, but it's as good as his average work, which is still pretty enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 2/17/2012

    " Funny - taken from Dave Barry's newspaper columns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zachary | 2/2/2012

    " Dave Barry always gets me laughing out loud. There's not a bad one in the book and his essays on 9/11 and flight 23 are fantastically good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 10/19/2011

    " Classic Barry, even with two serious and poignant columns about 9/11 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 8/27/2011

    " I actually listened to this book on tape. There were some good funny parts, especially the ones about his 3 year old daughter. The parts about North Dakota were funny at first but got a bit repetitive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 4/28/2011

    " Some really funny stuff. Some great stuff even. And some stuff that was not so funny. I was surprised about his 9.11 essays and thought they were good. It's the only serious stuff I know of him writing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Suzanne | 3/1/2011

    " Book could not hold my attention and the jokes were not funny.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nora | 11/23/2010

    " Very funny book. He closes with two very thought provoking and serious essays on the 9/11 tragedy that are so lovely that every American should read them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dylan | 9/30/2010

    " holy moly! this is a big one! i found this at the bottom of the sea and was at the clouds when i was finished! the clowns are more splitting that the pages though... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 9/21/2010

    " I most enjoyed the last two articles, which are serious in tone and deal with the terrorist attacks of 9/11. They are a touching link to what I saw and who I felt and what I thought that day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 6/30/2010

    " Barry is good value. Some great writing and, as always, wry commentary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 5/30/2010

    " Dave Barry is my go-to guy for some mood lifting. He makes me laugh out loud.

    I especially liked the chapter about Humvees. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 5/5/2010

    " The book includes Dave Barry's reports from the 2002 Winter Olympics, meaning his take on Salt Lake City and the Mormons. It also includes two excellent, serious essays, one written after 9/11 and one written for the one-year anniversary of 9/11. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 3/7/2010

    " Great book. I really enjoy Dave Barry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chad | 2/11/2010

    " A collection of his newspaper columns. The first section is dated humor surrounding the 2000 election that don't hold up after a decade. So far, the other chapters aren't based on current events, and are still fun to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joshlyn | 11/2/2009

    " Okay I know, not exactly quality literature but I love Dave Barry's humor. This wasn't one of my favorites but it was still good for a few laughs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruby | 10/21/2009

    " Laugh out loud hilarious. My teenage son would follow me around the house reading it outloud to me so we could laugh together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 10/17/2009

    " I'm not ashamed to own that I've loved this guy since I was a teenager. Okay, maybe I am just a little. But who can resist a book that makes them laugh aloud every few minutes and insist on reading passages to busy and slightly annoyed spouses? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 7/8/2009

    " Not Barry's funniest but still some laugh out loud moments. The tow 9/11 essays at the end of the book are worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 7/8/2009

    " I love Dave Barry. He was my Solitary Philosopher inspiration. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kat | 6/25/2009

    " Its rly funny! It's about this journalist that writes about weird stuff... "

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About the Author
Author Dave Barry

Dave Barry’s bestsellers include his Peter Pan prequels, written with Ridley Pearson; I’ll Mature When I’m Dead; and Lunatics, written with Alan Zweibel. He is also the author of the two dark comic suspense novels Big Trouble and Tricky Business. A play based on his first Peter Pan book, Peter and the Starcatchers, is currently a hit on Broadway. He lives in Coral Gables, Florida.

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.