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Dave Barry's Guide to Marriage and/or Sex

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  623 ratings  ·  16 reviews
No book can guarantee you a long and happy relationship, even if the author didn't know about your secret hygiene problem. But the cover of a book is no place to discuss that. In Dave Barry's Guide to Marriage and/or Sex, one of America's most beloved writers turns his keen, if somewhat rheumy, eye to the institution of marriage.

Dating. "These are nonstereotypical times we
Paperback, 96 pages
Published January 15th 2000 by Rodale Books (first published January 1st 1990)
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Patrick Peterson
23 Sept. 2017
Just finished Dave Barry's "Best.State.Ever." and loved it so much that I thought I would add the books I had previously read of his to my Goodreads list. This is the first one.

This book was written 30 years ago, so I don't remember many details, but I remember the title summed it up pretty well and I chuckled throughout.

If you like Dave Barry, this is classic stuff.

His humor really gets me going.
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
The pinnacle of 80's humour. He actually wrote this book as a book in 1990, it's not just a collection of articles. Tongue-in-cheek mock instructional on various related subjects.
Dave Kozisek
Nov 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Fun, silly, irreverent. Probably a good bathroom reader. A solid, if a bit dated, engagement gift.
Maria Dudley
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love Dave Barry. :-)
Indah Threez Lestari
Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: in-english
97 - 2014

Hahaha... emang bisa saja Mas Dave Barry ini.

Buat yang suka baca novel romance, berikut ku-copas sentilan Dave Barry di poin "Where to Get Additional Explicit Helpful Information on Sex":

The best source of reliable information is romance novels, which you can find in better bookstores and supermarkets everywhere. To know the books I mean--the cover always is a picture of a handsome and of course brooding man embracing a woman with green eyes and a bosom that is clearly heaving, sometime
Jun 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
"I'm sorry, but unfortunately you hold no more physical attraction for me than those photographs you sometimes see of a cold virus magnified several million times."

"No matter what the woman is doing on the outside - having a career, writing a novel, bowling - her organs are busy on the inside gathering food for the baby, fixing up the baby's room, etc. At the end of each month they sigh, throw everything away and start all over again, thus sending the woman the friendly biological reminder: 'Oka
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: books-owned
Yikes. Well, I guess my quest to rediscover Dave Barry should have leapfrogged his early work. This was more of a bathroom book than anything, with Barry's text almost playing second fiddle to the illustrations.
Sep 21, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: humor
On tape. It was fun. Too short. The quality of the volume read by Ed Begely Jr was a struggle to listen to.
Mar 24, 2007 rated it it was amazing
I adore Dave Barry! Especially this book, which anyone would find hysterical.
Marjorie Campbell
May 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This is the best marriage guidebook I've found. Particularly hopeful if couple can read same together.
May 21, 2008 rated it liked it
This is a funny book written to be humorous, not helpful.
Jul 07, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: humor
Sex diagrams! Well, not explicit, but definitely a bunch of writing related to sex. I felt so naughty.
May 04, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
Read it as part of the book Dave Barry's Guide to Life.

While parts were funny, it was too crude for my tastes.
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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