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The World According to Dave Barry

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The newest and funniest from America's Pulitzer-Prize-winning humorist. Includes the New York Times bestsellers Dave Barry Turns 40, and Dave Barry Talks Back, and the outstanding Dave Barry's Greatest Hits.
Hardcover, 528 pages
Published June 1st 1994 by Random House Value Publishing
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S.J. Tyson
Dec 31, 2015 S.J. Tyson rated it it was amazing
This is a combined edition of humorist Dave Barry's "Dave Barry Turns 40", "Dave Barry Talks Back", and "Dave Barry's Greatest Hits". I knew of Dave Barry, but had never read any of his columns or books. Now that I have, I definitely want to read more. This volume was published in 1994, encompassing articles and written works that he wrote mostly in the late eighties. Don't let the fact that this is "dated" put you off. Even though the references are 20+ years old, the humor behind the writing s ...more
Michelle
Jun 06, 2008 Michelle rated it really liked it
What can I say? The guy makes me laugh out loud.
David Ward
Jan 25, 2016 David Ward rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, essays
The World According to Dave Barry by Dave Barry (Random House Value Publishing 1994) (817+/-). This is a collection of Dave Barry's columns which had been compiled into books. This volume represents a reprinting of three of his books (Dave Barry Talks Back, Dave Barry Turns 40, and Dave Barry's Greatest Hits) into a single bound volume. My rating: 7/10, finished 8/26/14.
Travis
Mar 02, 2009 Travis rated it really liked it
Shelves: humor, writing
I read this one back in college, and laughed my head off. I love his metaphors and creative, self-deprecating humor. I also learned a useful writing tip in reading his essays: each essay starts with a topic, then introduces a second, sometimes a third topic, and then ends with a clever summary that ties the two or three topics together in a neat little package.
David
Apr 23, 2008 David rated it it was ok
Shelves: completed
Sometimes you just want to read something short and funny.. Dave Barry provides.. I don't plan to rush through this one, as I plan to read a bit here and there.. but we will see if I get my $1.00 worth out of it..
angrykitty
May 02, 2008 angrykitty rated it really liked it
Shelves: humor
there was a time when i thought dave barry was really funny. that time is not now. i liked the show with the dude from night court though....even though night court was way better.
Nathan
Jul 25, 2011 Nathan added it
Dave Barry is possibly one of the funniest writers alive. Easy to identify with. I want his job.
Mike Savage
Feb 09, 2013 Mike Savage rated it really liked it
Saw Barry on TV last night pitching his novel, Insane City. Looking forward to reading it.
Kris
Sep 14, 2008 Kris rated it really liked it
I laughed hysterically. Erik didn't find it that amusing. I really enjoyed reading this.
Mikematera
Mar 06, 2009 Mikematera rated it it was amazing
A compilation of the work of one of the greatest humor columnists ever.
Hans
Jun 04, 2008 Hans rated it really liked it
A great book. Countless hours of hearty laughter.
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Feb 25, 2011 Darcy rated it it was amazing
Epic!
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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
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