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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dave Barry Narrator: Dave Barry Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2014 ISBN: 9780698149977
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A brilliantly funny exploration of the twin mysteries of parenthood and families from the Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author of Insane City

In his New York Times bestselling I’ll Mature When I’m Dead, Dave Barry embarked on the treacherous seas of adulthood, to hilarious results. What comes next? Parenthood, of course, and families.

In uproarious, brand-new pieces, Barry tackles everything from family trips, bat mitzvah parties, and dating (he’s serious about that title: “When my daughter can legally commence dating—February 24, 2040—I intend to monitor her closely, even if I am deceased”) to funeral instructions (“I would like my eulogy to be given by William Shatner”), the differences between male and female friendships, the deeper meaning of Fifty Shades of Grey, and a father’s ultimate sacrifice: accompanying his daughter to a Justin Bieber concert (“It turns out that the noise teenaged girls make to express happiness is the same noise they would make if their feet were being gnawed off by badgers”).

Let’s face it: families not only enrich our lives every day, they drive us completely around the bend. Thank goodness we have Dave Barry as our guide!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “If you were on that clichéd desert island and could follow only one sage’s advice, it would have to be Dave Barry’s.”

    New York Times

  • “‘Grammar, sex, camels, women, brain surgery, sex with women, how to become a professional author, airlines, Justin Bieber, and death’ is how Dave Barry described the subjects of his new book, but even that hodge-podge lineup renders only an imperfect snapshot of this humor book’s weird diversity. Indefatigable as ever, this shrewd humorist has made a career of stumbling into subjects like a visitor from a distant planet. In this case, Fifty Shades of Grey and being the Baby Boomer father of a teenage daughter serve as spurs to hilarious, yet strangely wise riffs. Sometimes laughter is the best parenting therapy.”

    Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review

  • “[A] hilarious collection…Barry is particularly sidesplitting when describing his role as the sixty-five-year-old dad of a thirteen-year-old daughter. His description of taking his teen to a Justin Bieber concert is brilliantly funn…Parents and nonparents alike will find plenty of laughs.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Humorous take on life…Barry offers a baby-boomer perspective on a faster-paced life of electronic gadgetry and the Internet and ponders the aging process, including getting mail marketing Medicare and watching Viagra commercials in the company of your children.”


  • “[A] wide-ranging collection of funny essays…even those who don’t have children and have never lived in Miami or searched for a Wi-Fi connection in the Israeli desert will appreciate Barry’s lighthearted absurdity.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Award-winning humor author Dave Barry dishes up an assortment of ripe essays exposing the ridiculous sides of life through his classic style of dry and sardonic humor. This entertaining listen provides Barry’s observations on parenting, funeral planning, bat mitzvahs, relationships, and contemporary culture. Listeners are also treated to an amusing travelogue depicting a family vacation in Israel. Barry’s nasal tone and unpolished cadence may diminish the performance for listeners accustomed to more skilled narrators. However, with Barry as the narrator of his own work, the essays take on the quality of a stand-up comedy monologue with impeccable comedic pauses. Barry’s conversational diction and near perfect delivery of cheeky humor make up for his periodic bungling of pronunciations. Overall, Barry delivers another collection of hilariously entertaining essays.”


  • Nominated for the 2015 Audie Award for Humor
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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.