×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

I'll Mature When I'm Dead: Dave Barry's Amazing Tales of Adulthood
     

I'll Mature When I'm Dead: Dave Barry's Amazing Tales of Adulthood

3.7 50
by Dave Barry
 

See All Formats & Editions

The New York Times bestseller from "the funniest man in America" (New York Times).

Not everyone has to be dragged kicking and screaming through adulthood. Let Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist and nationally unrecognized voice of maturity Dave Barry make the journey a little easier—and a lot funnier—with his hilarious takes on

Overview

The New York Times bestseller from "the funniest man in America" (New York Times).

Not everyone has to be dragged kicking and screaming through adulthood. Let Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist and nationally unrecognized voice of maturity Dave Barry make the journey a little easier—and a lot funnier—with his hilarious takes on parenting, changing self-image, the battle of the sexes, technology, health care, celebrityhood-and even vampires!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Despite years of medication, Dave Barry is still the funniest damn writer in the whole country. Let's hope he never grows up."—Carl Hiaasen

"Dave Barry's best book so far, which is saying a lot."—P.J. O'Rourke

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425238981
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/05/2011
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
610,133
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are Saying About This

P.J. O'Rourke
We in the print media are seeing our world collapse around us. There aren't enough newspapers left to line the bottom of a canary cage. Magazines are thinner than my hair. And 'writing' is done only on Wii. But here's Dave Barry, flourishing like never before, with a book that's funnier than ever, greeted with clamorous demand by eager hordes of fans. Let's kill him.
Steve Martin
I'm am so please to have received an advance copy of Dave's book and use most of the material myself. He is truly the funniest man living in the 3 mile "safe" zone off the shores of America.
Carl Hiaasen
Despite years of medication, Dave Barry is still the funniest damn writer in the whole country. Let's hope he never grows up.
From the Publisher
"Despite years of medication, Dave Barry is still the funniest damn writer in the whole country. Let's hope he never grows up."
-Carl Hiaasen

"Dave Barry's best book so far, which is saying a lot."
-P.J. O'Rourke

Meet the 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 25 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 made many TV appearances, including one on the David Letterman show where he proved that it is possible to set fire to a pair of men's underpants with a Barbie doll.

In his spare time, Dave is a candidate for president of the United States. If elected, his highest priority will be to seek the death penalty for whoever is responsible for making Americans install low-flow toilets.

Dave lives in Miami, Florida, with his wife, Michelle, a sportswriter. He has a son, Rob, and a daughter, Sophie, neither of whom thinks he's funny.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Miami, Florida
Date of Birth:
July 3, 1947
Place of Birth:
Armonk, New York
Education:
B.A. in English, Haverford College, 1969
Website:
http://www.davebarry.com

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

I'll Mature When I'm Dead 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
jackND More than 1 year ago
Dave Barry hits hard on the topics of today, and reminds you why you bothered to learn to read in the first place. A side-splitting romp that you won't be able to put down, even though, there is a chapter on teenage - American vampires, sure to sell at least 1 gajillion copies. I'll Mature When I'm Dead is pure Dave Barry hilarity, and my only complaint was that it was over too soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now that he doesn't have to limit himself to the newspaper column format, Dave Barry is able to expand on some of his perennial topics (men-women disconnect, dog ownership, kids) to an enlightening and hilarious degree. His script for "24" and his take on the Vampire novel are priceless. I really needed a good, prolonged laughing fit, and this book gave it to me in spades. Thank You, Dave!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really smart, savvy humor. Hardly any foul language. Humor is "its funny because its true" style. I loved this book, find Dave Barry hilarious, and highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Charlotte_Isabella More than 1 year ago
This is one of Dave Barry's funniest essay books. IT seems that he gets funnier as he gets older. So, I hope there is more funny stuff to come. I especially enjoyed his critique of the "Twilight" books, and his review of his colonoscopy :) good stuff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago