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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (575 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dave Barry Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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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 a book about how to understand money. 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 it is not a good idea to use squirrels for money.
  • Strategies that will give you the confidence you need to try for a good job, even though you are, let's be honest, a no-talent loser.
  • Why corporate executives, simply by walking into their offices, immediately become much stupider.
  • An absolutely foolproof system for making money in the stock market, requiring only a little effort (and access to time travel).
  • Surefire tips for buying and selling real estate, the key one being: Never buy, or for that matter sell, real estate.
  • How to minimize your federal taxes, safely and legally, by cheating.
  • Why good colleges cost so much, and how to make sure your child does not get into one.
  • How to reduce the cost of your medical care by basically not getting any.
  • Estate planning, especially the often-overlooked financial benefits of early death.

    But that's only the beginning! Dave has also included in this book all of the important points in a book written by Donald Trump, so you don't have to read it yourself. Plus he explains how to tip; how to negotiate for everything, including bridge tolls; how to argue with your spouse about money; and how much allowance to give your children (three dollars is plenty). He also presents, for the first time in print anywhere, the Car Dealership Code of Ethics (Ethic Seven: The customer is an idiot). Also there are many gratuitous references to Angelina Jolie naked. You can't afford NOT to buy this book! Probably you need several. Download and start listening now!

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    Listener Opinions

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna-karin | 2/20/2014

      " I shudder to think what my financial situation could have been like if I had not read this book. Dave Barry, my love for you can best be shown by my incessant snorting laughter while I enjoy your words. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny Jones | 2/15/2014

      " I don't know why I laugh out loud at male boomer jokes. But I do. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 2/1/2014

      " With any Dave Barry book you pretty much know what you are going to get, and this one was no different. If you are a fan, you will like it, and if you are not, you will not. For me there were quite a few laugh out loud moments, and there are actually even a few useful money concepts lurking in there (though not very many, to be sure). "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meredith | 1/28/2014

      " Pure silliness with a few serious comments. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ak | 1/24/2014

      " reading him without newspaper censorship rules is always a little jarring, but maybe all the more effective for it "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 1/20/2014

      " Funny, good book for these crazy financial times. Just kind of gets your mind off of things. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly (TheWellReadRedhead) | 1/8/2014

      " My husband accidentally bought this book a few years ago along with a bunch of "legit" money books...ha! I just got around to reading it, and it was really funny. Quick read (did it in a day), but I love Dave Barry humor, and Suze Orman, so really, what's not to like? "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean Wylie | 9/24/2013

      " Dave Berry is always a bit or hit or miss for me. Definitely laughed out loud a few times and would recommend reading it in short bursts. Not a book I could do beginning to end "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yosef Shapiro | 9/8/2013

      " I did not learn how to make money. But, the book sure is funny. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake | 9/6/2013

      " It's just plain funny, especially for adults who are familiar with the average "money secrets" types of books. It is written the great "Dave Barry style." By the way, that would make a great name for a rock band. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dindin Wahyudin | 8/28/2013

      " Say that I'm a management person who works mostly in field of business and economics, and in this book Dave just gave very good illustrative examples and how we should look current economic from different perspective. This book is a must I think for those who studying economic, business and finance "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 7/2/2013

      " I think I would have enjoyed this more if I had read it rather than listened to it. There are some funny parts, but a lot of it is just silly, and as often happens, the reader bugged me. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Travis | 6/20/2013

      " I love Dave Barry. This book had me in tears of laughter nearly the whole time. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 5/15/2013

      " Nearly everything Dave Barry writes is funny but this is one of his best. His "synopsis" of Trump is worth the price of the book. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 5/2/2013

      " Standard Dave Barry fare. The narrator for this version does an excellent interpretation. "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deb | 3/24/2013

      " Not the Barry I've read in the past, but still OK. His chapter on hedge funds was kinda weird, written in 2006 and then with the current Madoff issues.... "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica S. | 12/9/2012

      " I'd give this a 2.5. There's no denying that Dave Barry is funny, but I'd prefer him in smaller quantities. I found myself skimming through a lot of the book. "

    • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joshua | 12/7/2012

      " Dry and predictable humor. Way too much sarcasm with too little truth. I like a better mix. "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suziqoregon | 11/4/2012

      " My blog post about this book is at this link . "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 7/1/2012

      " 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! "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 5/3/2012

      " Dave Barry just makes me laugh, and a lot of the time out loud, inadvertently. Silly drivel but always a good time. "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gabrielle | 4/18/2012

      " Did not like this book. I like reading his column and thought this would be a great bit of humor. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. I found it just too silly. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bella | 1/13/2012

      " chuckle! Guffaw! Chortle! dave as usual. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosa | 12/8/2011

      " actually original material, not a collection of previously published columns "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elena | 10/20/2011

      " I realize that this was written in jest, but it's probably more on the money (yes, I said it) than most books written in earnest on the subject. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stefanie | 8/9/2011

      " I suspect this one is better read than heard. Consistently amusing, as Dave Barry is, but only one LOL moment. Better for smirks than giggles, as it were. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Koz | 6/15/2011

      " This is more like a 3.75. I love Dave Barry. He's timeless. "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica S. | 6/8/2011

      " I'd give this a 2.5. There's no denying that Dave Barry is funny, but I'd prefer him in smaller quantities. I found myself skimming through a lot of the book. "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 3/4/2011

      " I think I would have enjoyed this more if I had read it rather than listened to it. There are some funny parts, but a lot of it is just silly, and as often happens, the reader bugged me. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 2/16/2011

      " Dave Barry has remained consistently funny for a quarter-century. Most of the jokes in this book are at least mildly amusing, and Barry's takedowns of Donald Trump and Suze Orman are priceless. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Travis | 1/6/2011

      " I love Dave Barry. This book had me in tears of laughter nearly the whole time. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosa | 12/30/2010

      " actually original material, not a collection of previously published columns "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 12/2/2010

      " Dave Barry just makes me laugh, and a lot of the time out loud, inadvertently. Silly drivel but always a good time. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 10/16/2010

      " Humorous here and there, but overall not his best book. "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amber | 8/23/2010

      " Humorous here and there, but overall not his best book "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virginia | 8/17/2010

      " Very funny, especially in light of The Economic Crisis. "

    • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mariah | 7/25/2010

      " This is a waste of shelf space. Lots of visuals, though, so morons who can't read could still get something out of it. "

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

      " Laughed harder than I have in a long time and for that I feel ashamed to only give it 4 stars. "

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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.