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Dave Barry's History of the Millennium (So Far)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Nothing is Sacred and That's a Good Thing

A small book packed with lots of witisims and nothing and no one is spared, and that includes Iraq. Mr. Barry is an equal opportunity bipartisan satirist whose observations really sum up some of life's absurdities. Lots of fun and a quick read, but don't read ...
A small book packed with lots of witisims and nothing and no one is spared, and that includes Iraq. Mr. Barry is an equal opportunity bipartisan satirist whose observations really sum up some of life's absurdities. Lots of fun and a quick read, but don't read too quickly because despite it's small content, there is a lot to digest.

posted by Anonymous on October 28, 2007

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Dave Barry's History of the Millennium

Amusing. Humorous. A bit too glib and often inaccurate.

posted by Babinski on January 9, 2010

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  • Posted August 9, 2009

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    VERY FUNNY

    Dave Barry does it again.
    Lots of fun.
    I was laughing my head off while reviewing the millennum so far (and the first one too!).
    Great entertainment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2007

    Vintage Barry

    Barry walked away from his newspaper column over a year ago, and I miss him. However, this book marks a return to form. Barry's funny here, and he hasn't always been funny in his recent books. But the book made me laugh.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    amusing look at the new millennium and the previous millennium

    This is an amusing look at the new millennium and the previous millennium. In terms of the new one, Dave Barry¿s annual surveys of key events (from 2000-2006) like the attorney invasion of Florida just after the final vote in the 2000 election was cast to the truth behind 2004 Abu Ghraib to 2005 when the fury of females like Katrina, Martha, and Paris owned the world. These segues are overall amusing with some in your face slapstick and others droll and witty however, in fairness some of the entries especially the older ones have lost their jocularity. The previous millennium segment is the highlighting of history from 1000-1999 with entries like the first Gutenberg book was a Danielle Steel heater and the true cost of buying Manhattan Island when credit is unacceptable, maintenance fees are soaring, and $24 is zillions in today¿s present value of money. This is a lighthearted irrelevant look back at the last 1006 years although some liberals might insist the White House will believe Mr. Barry is a great historian stating just the facts (with a few mistakes that cannot be revealed as they are classified) and a lot of illustrations to prove an inconvenient truth like the Da Vinci masterpiece is pizza. --- Harriet Klausner

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    Posted February 16, 2009

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