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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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If there’s one thing that New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Dave Barry is an expert on, it’s raising a daughter.

…which means he’s not an expert on much considering the breadth of his knowledge on that subject fills only a single chapter of a book. However, what Dave Barry is good at is giving unsolicited advice on topics he’s definitively not an expert on. In fact, he now has an entire book filled with guidance on things he knows nothing about, including: surviving in the wild, wooing women, cremation, maintaining a scintillating conversation, Justin Bieber, the U.S. Postal Service, enduring the TSA, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and, most obviously, being a professional author.

With trademark wit and unmatched insight into the insanity of everyday life, Dave Barry presents a series of hilarious, never-before-published essays on the trials and tribulations of living and laughing in the modern age. Download and start listening now!

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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. Janet Maslin, New York Times
  • [A] hilarious collection . . . Barry is particularly sidesplitting when describing his role as the 65-year-old dad of a 13-year-old daughter.  His description of taking his teen to a Justin Bieber concert is brilliantly funny . . . Parents and non-parents 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. Booklist
  • [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
  • Dave Barry remains one of the funniest writers alive. Carl Hiaasen
  • While reading Dave Barry’s Big Trouble, I laughed so loud I fell out of a chair. Luckily, there’s a rug, so I didn’t hurt myself. Stephen King
  • “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.”

    Booklist 

  • “[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.”

    AudioFile

  • Nominated for the 2015 Audie Award for Humor

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About the Author

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.