Dave Barry's Greatest Hits

Dave Barry's Greatest Hits

by Dave Barry

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ISBN-13: 9780345419996
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/28/1997
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 207,851
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

From 1983 to 2004, Dave Barry wrote a weekly humor column for The Miami Herald, which in 1988 won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. He is the author of more than thirty books, including such bestsellers as the nonfiction Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer Is Much Faster)You Can Date Boys When You're Forty, and I'll Mature When I'm Dead; the novels Big TroubleTricky Business, and Insane City; the very successful YA Peter Pan novels (with Ridley Pearson); and his Christmas story The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog. Two of his books—Big Trouble and Dave Barry's Guide to Guys—have been turned into movies. For a while, his life was even a television series, Dave's World, but then it was canceled. The series. Not the life. For many years, Dave was also a guitarist with the late, infamous, and strangely unlamented band the Rock Bottom Remainders.

Hometown:

Miami, Florida

Date of Birth:

July 3, 1947

Place of Birth:

Armonk, New York

Education:

B.A. in English, Haverford College, 1969

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WHY HUMOR IS FUNNY
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Dave Barry's Greatest Hits 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
MShea More than 1 year ago
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...
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
aethercowboy on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Dave Barry brings us a collection of his articles from his humor column. Here he discusses all manner of things, ranging from his life at home, his life at work, and the stupid (but true!) things that people do.At times, I laughed so hard, tears rolled down my eyes after reading his coyly deadpan descriptions of stupid human tricks. Some of the funniest things in life can't be made up, and Barry manages to fill in the blanks in between.Fans of his other work will enjoy this as well as fans of other humorist writers dealing with the real life.
wdwilson3 on LibraryThing 11 months ago
I remember reading some of these collected columns by Dave Barry when they appeared in our local paper, many years ago. I used to read some of his columns out loud to see if I could make my wife go into hysterics while eating breakfast. It usually worked. Many of them are just as funny today, if you can get by some dated references to the Reagan years. The individual ¿chapters¿ (columns) are so short that that this makes a great book to take to waiting rooms. Watch the other patients slip out the door as you start snorting and giggling!
heidialice on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Collection of Dave Barry¿s newspaper articles from the 80s.Hysterically funny in spots, sort of ¿meh¿ in others, but always has an interesting take on life. Weird to see what was culturally relevant in the 80s, what¿s different now (smoking in airplanes!) what¿s not changed much (making fun of the president, Reagan then, W now...)
DanStratton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As you may know, Dave Barry is a humor columnist from the Miami Herald. I have enjoyed his wit for years. He has a great talent for lampooning everyday events in the most incredible ways. I picked up this book to read in Mexico. I received several quizzical looks on the plane from people wondering why I was writhing on the floor, laughing hysterically. My daughter got so disgusted with my outburst that she stole the book to see what was so funny. Then my wife grabbed it and I didn't see it until after we returned. I think their message was, "don't embarrass us on international flights, Dad." I will always recommend a Dave Barry book for someone who has a good, warped sense of humor. However, I wouldn't recommend them for those people without a sense of humor, say Al Gore. I believe the primal laugh instinct would overwhelm him to the point of death. But that may not be so bad after all. But anyway, be careful who you let read this. A lady in Ridgeville, Arkansas let her neighbor read it and, I'm not making this up, the neighbor's dog had kittens. I know because I read it in the National Enquirer and they don't lie.
rakerman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Some absolutely hilarious stuff here, back when he was writing a lot of politics.
jthomas0 More than 1 year ago
Barry is always funny, sometimes outrageous. His travel book is better than this one.
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She quietly steped in.
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Walks in.
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She grinned.
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She came is and leaned on the wall
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Walked up to him "Hello."
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Walked in. "Hello?"
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* watches a bubble* " Boring...party...."
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Gets hit and yells then grabs her body playfully then grabs her hand and pushes it at her smiling
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