Dave Barry's Greatest Hits

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WHEN DAVE BARRY IS ON THE LOOSE, NO ONE IS SAFE!

What Dave Barry did for the men's movement in his Complete Guide to Guys and for foreign relations when he did Japan he now does for . . . everything in America. The rapacious observer of Tupperware ladies and leisure concept salesmen sounds off on:

Football—Football is more than just a game. It is a potential opportunity to see a live person lying on the ground...

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Overview

WHEN DAVE BARRY IS ON THE LOOSE, NO ONE IS SAFE!

What Dave Barry did for the men's movement in his Complete Guide to Guys and for foreign relations when he did Japan he now does for . . . everything in America. The rapacious observer of Tupperware ladies and leisure concept salesmen sounds off on:

Football—Football is more than just a game. It is a potential opportunity to see a live person lying on the ground with a bone sticking out of his leg, while the fans, to show their appreciation, perform "the wave."

Sailing—There's nothing quite like getting out on the open sea, where you can forget about the hassles and worries of life on land, and concentrate on the hassles and worries of life on the sea, such as death by squid.

Gambling—Off-Track Betting parlors are the kinds of places where you never see signs that say, "Thank You for Not Smoking." The best you can hope for is, "Thank You for Not Spitting Pieces of Your Cigar on My Neck."

"The good news: he's funny as ever. The bad news: the book is only 304 pages."
—Los Angeles Daily News

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LA Daily News
The good news: he's funny as ever. The bad news: the book is only 304 pages.
Alison Teal
It is gratifying to report that ''Dave Barry's Greatest Hits,'' Mr. Barry's seventh book, is as sparkling and foolish as his others....Mr. Barry is a product of the 1960's and the generation that invented the notion that it's very funny to misunderstand the issue. ''Where did the universe come from? . . . Various weensy particles began clumping together to form stars, planets, saxophones, etc., which is why we refer to this as the 'Big Band' theory''....Mr. Barry is the funniest man in America and we should encourage him. Buy his book. -- New York Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345419996
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 102,012
  • Product dimensions: 4.19 (w) x 6.86 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Dave Barry

Bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dave Barry lives in Miami, Florida, with his wife and son and continues to write a nationally syndicated column for The Miami Herald. The CBS sitcom Dave's World, is based loosely on his life and columns.

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    1. Hometown:
      Miami, Florida
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 3, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Armonk, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A. in English, Haverford College, 1969
    2. Website:

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  • Posted September 6, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Dave Barry = Laugh until you hurt

    If you haven't read anything by Dave Barry yet, you are seriously missing out. He gives a whole new meaning to "lol". Pretty much any book of his you pick up is going to be awesome, and this is definitely one of my favorites. It is hilarious and unoffensive and such a good read. The only downside is once you buy this one you are going to want to buy all of his other ones...

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2004

    non-dairy comedy

    dave barry is completely under rated. funniest guy in the U.S.(without being cheesy) my stomache hurt for weeks. if you're looking for laughter everyone can enjoy you're looking for this

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2003

    Damn Funny!

    This book is hilarious, If you don't laugh within the first few pages of this book you don't know how to read, it's that funny.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2014

    To author

    Okay

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2014

    Erin

    I guess

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2014

    A girl

    She quietly steped in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2014

    Monica

    She grinned.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2014

    Terminator

    Walks in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2014

    Adam

    Walks in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2014

    Mari

    Walked up to him "Hello."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    Jinx

    She came is and leaned on the wall

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2014

    Seth

    "Hi"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    V

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    Lexi

    Walked in. "Hello?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    Red

    *Walks in like a badash but then trips on the silly string bomb*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2014

    Hyro

    Wavws.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2014

    Alice

    She slipped in, humming lightly. Her blonde curls bobbed as she sat down, daydraeming.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    Sid

    She laughs then pokes her head out from behind the couch. "Peek-ka- boo!!! Hi"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2014

    Charlie

    Gets hit and yells then grabs her body playfully then grabs her hand and pushes it at her smiling

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