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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,738 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dave Barry Narrator: Arte Johnson, Introduction by Dave Barry Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Yes, it's true: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dave Barry's columns get out of the paper and sent around more than those of any other columnist in America. Join Dave as he runs for president, plays Claptonesque guitar in the world's most literary band (The Rock-Bottom Remainders), and gets the real scoop on all those UFO sightings. Warning: Dave Barry has a knack for giving his readers a few laughs and lots of expensive merchandise (ordered from the Home Shopping Club). No, we're not making this up! Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 2/17/2014

    " I laughed until I thought I was waking everyone else up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 2/17/2014

    " For a book that is 20 years old, it's pretty funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/16/2014

    " I have to include this because Dave Barry actually taught me how to be a satirist. Yeah...not Jonathan Swift, Dave Barry. My English teacher introduced me to him when I was in high school and asked me to start imitating his style. From essentially directly biting off of him, I was able to shape my own writing style and become an effective (and in some circles, popular!) satirist in my own regard. Thanks, Dave! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jared | 2/12/2014

    " There are some very good laughs, but it's not Barry's best or funniest work. Although, I think the toilet snake story is worth the cover price. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesli | 2/11/2014

    " As for Dave Barry, don't get me started. This man bleeds humor. His humor is similar to mine which is why we are best friends. We go out for coffee on a regular basis and share ideas about funny memos possibly to be implemented into his next column and/or book. in fact, he calls me constantly asking me for ideas because he thinks I'm brilliant and have a groundbreaking sense of humor. He told me just last Thursday that he envies my brain and wishes he was as clever as I. This really happened (in my head), I am not making this up. Bottom line, read his stuff. It almost doesn't matter which book you choose, it's guaranteed to make you pee your pants laughing. Quite honestly, he has made me have to do a few extra loads of laundry for that very reason. Damn that man and his clever quips. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Bouton | 2/11/2014

    " Somewhat outdated, due to its publication date, but still, some things never change. Very clever in his observations of the world and its foibles and exceptionally adept with hilarious turns of phrase. I've read a couple of his novels, too, and I'd recommend his books to anyone with a working sense of humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 2/2/2014

    " This book is absolutely hilarious. The second half not as much as the first because it's more detailed. But it's still hilarious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 1/24/2014

    " This edition has cartoons! Bonus. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jason Axley | 1/7/2014

    " I remembered Dave Barry as being more funny (lol funny) recalling when I read him as a kid. But I also recall thinking that comics were amusing as well. He is a good writer but sad to say I cannot avoid comparing him to David Sedaris. I was looking for that funny-but-more-than-a-clever-chuckle kind. My wife and I would crack up at David Sedaris. But alas, Barry's stories were fairly interesting but more clever and amusing than really funny that I was looking for. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenn Wood | 1/4/2014

    " Funny, funny man. One of my favourite writers! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 12/28/2013

    " Hilarious anti-journalist. Full of great non-sequiturs and entertaining psychobabble. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 afra | 12/15/2013

    " Somewhat funny, but not hilariously so. This isn't Barry at his best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurel | 11/26/2013

    " I don't really remember which of these books is which, but most of the ones I read are both genuinely amusing and appropriate to admit to being amused by in most settings. I remember his formula becoming boring after a while though. Or maybe his books went downhill over time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 11/15/2013

    " I have a weak spot for Dave Barry. He just makes me giggle uncontrollably. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jan | 11/3/2013

    " Not as funny as other Dave Barry books I have read - but still mildly amusing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kylie | 10/25/2013

    " As always Dave Berry makes me laugh. I would give it a 4 as there is not much depth but since I am from Florida stories about how crazy it is there are dear to my heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee | 10/25/2013

    " dave barry is always funny! and i can always use a laugh! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn Miller | 3/13/2013

    " He always cracks me up! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 2/6/2013

    " My absolute favorite Dave Barry offering. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 1/15/2013

    " One of my other favorite Barry books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mari | 12/30/2012

    " Laughed out loud in MANY places in this collection of essays. My mom checked it out for me while home, and it was a great thing to read during slow times. Definitely think reading funny essays is a good way to become a better writer. We'll see though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hope Leeper | 10/20/2012

    " A nice diversion, a quick read and some very funny essays. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 8/25/2012

    " a collection of Dave Barry's newspaper articles and essays. Very humorous. I didn't find it as 'laugh out loud' funny as I find his novels though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 2/24/2012

    " Fun. My parents read him a lot when I was a kid. It's silly, but cute. This book has a piece that is a description of Hong Kong before the hand over. Interesting in retrospect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 11/26/2011

    " Written by Dave Barry, read by the legendary Arte Johnson. Listened to it a billion times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sonia Wellington | 11/6/2011

    " I love Dave Berry - SO funny. A good read in pieces, but got a little repetitive reading it straight through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isolabella | 11/3/2011

    " His humor is so contiguous, will read more of his work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 10/7/2011

    " I can't find enough good humor and Dave Barry is in a class of his own! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenice | 9/27/2011

    " Dave makes me smile, chuckle, even laugh. It is as simple as that. And we the same opinion of Neil Diamond. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren Hills | 9/12/2011

    " No matter what you say, ants don't eat car parts. Sorry, Dave. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elena | 9/10/2011

    " I just don't find this guy funny. Simple as that. I started to wonder if I just didn't have a funnybone while reading this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ariel | 5/20/2011

    " About half of the essays were funny enough to make me laugh out loud. Half were okay. Oh, and the pages of the book stunk. I think that's an International Literary Convention violation. Come on, APL! "

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

    " Loved the way Dave Barry can take a mundane thing like driving a boat to an island and turn it into a hilarious experience.

    This book was written over 20 years ago, so it is also interesting to read his insights into topics such as mainland China and compare it to what I see today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isolabella | 1/28/2011

    " His humor is so contiguous, will read more of his work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 1/11/2011

    " This is my least favorite Dave Barry book I've read so far, but it's still good. He had some longer articles in here that weren't funny, but he made up for it in the last 3rd of the book with some good stuff. This is some of his earlier work. I believe '94 was the publication year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisabet | 12/22/2010

    " Although this book is roughly fifteen years old, it's still pretty hilarious. I particularly loved the series of articles on the Worst Song Ever competition and on sailing to the Bahamas. Actually, though, the best essay in the book may be Barry's mostly serious piece about people who love Elvis. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 7/10/2010

    " Good (mostly) clean fun. Slows 3rd quarter but great fun to be had in the rest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sonia | 2/25/2010

    " I love Dave Berry - SO funny. A good read in pieces, but got a little repetitive reading it straight through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mari | 12/30/2009

    " Laughed out loud in MANY places in this collection of essays. My mom checked it out for me while home, and it was a great thing to read during slow times. Definitely think reading funny essays is a good way to become a better writer. We'll see though! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 7/31/2009

    " My absolute favorite Dave Barry offering. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee | 7/22/2009

    " dave barry is always funny! and i can always use a laugh! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 5/29/2009

    " I can't find enough good humor and Dave Barry is in a class of his own! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 4/9/2009

    " "MISS!!!! CAN WE HAVE SOME BEVERAGE SERVICE?!?1 MISSSSSSS!!!!" A+ "

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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.