Dave Barry





Dave Barry

Author profile


born
in Armonk, New York, The United States
July 03, 1947

gender
male

website

genre


About this author

Dave Barry is a humor columnist. For 25 years he was a syndicated columnist whose work appeared in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. In 1988 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. Many people are still trying to figure out how this happened.
Dave has also written a total of 30 books, although virtually none of them contain useful information. Two of his books were used as the basis for the CBS TV sitcom "Dave's World," in which Harry Anderson played a much taller version of Dave.
Dave plays lead guitar in a literary rock band called the Rock Bottom Remainders, whose other members include Stephen King, Amy Tan, Ridley Pearson and Mitch Albom. They are not musically skilled, but they are extremely loud. Dave has also
...more


Dave Barry isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but he does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from his feed.
 •  flag
0 comments
like  • 
Published on October 30, 2014 15:40 • 6 views
Average rating: 3.96 · 149,618 ratings · 11,380 reviews · 106 distinct works · Similar authors
Peter and the Starcatchers ...
by
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 42,385 ratings — published 2004 — 39 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Peter and the Shadow Thieve...
by
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 23,275 ratings — published 2006 — 35 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Peter and the Secret of Run...
by
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 14,109 ratings — published 2007 — 25 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Big Trouble
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 9,174 ratings — published 1999 — 33 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Peter and the Sword of Merc...
by
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 8,061 ratings — published 2009 — 19 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dave Barry Is Not Making Th...
by
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 3,567 ratings — published 1994 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dave Barry Slept Here: A So...
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 3,391 ratings — published 1989 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dave Barry's Only Travel Gu...
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 2,882 ratings — published 1991 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Insane City
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 2,873 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tricky Business
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 2,743 ratings — published 2002 — 23 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Dave Barry…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.”
Dave Barry

“The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status, or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we all believe that we are above-average drivers.”
Dave Barry, Dave Barry Turns Fifty

“Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking.”
Dave Barry

Polls

91537
For November, we are looking at Funny books and the Bizarro-Fiction genre. They should all provide a few lols ▬ in the literal sense ▬ which is a good change-up from October's Horror/Suspense genre.

First Grave on the Right
by Darynda Jones
First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson #1) by Darynda Jones
★Recommended by a Members★
 
  4 votes, 50.0%

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
by Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1) by Douglas Adams
★Recommended by a Member★
 
  2 votes, 25.0%

The Princess Bride
by William Goldman
The Princess Bride  by William Goldman
★Recommended by a Member★
 
  1 vote, 12.5%

 
  1 vote, 12.5%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

John Dies at the End
by David Wong
John Dies at the End (John Dies at the End, #1) by David Wong
★Recommended by a Member★
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

2 comments
More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Glens Falls (NY) ...: Books - Recommend a humorous book or author? 22 58 Mar 26, 2009 05:23AM  
Dave Barry and Ri...: What's your favorite book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson? 5 18 Aug 06, 2009 12:27PM  
75 Books: Bookreadera's 75 in 2009 32 191 Oct 11, 2009 01:20PM  
The Seasonal Read...: FALL CHALLENGE 2009 COMPLETED TASKS 3952 2611 Nov 30, 2009 09:01PM  
Reading List 2009: Overnight reading 47 236 Dec 30, 2009 01:13PM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Dave to Goodreads.