Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster): Life Lessons and Other Ravings from Dave Barry

Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster): Life Lessons and Other Ravings from Dave Barry

by Dave Barry


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ISBN-13: 9780425280140
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 160,413
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(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 Trouble, Tricky 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.


Miami, Florida

Date of Birth:

July 3, 1947

Place of Birth:

Armonk, New York


B.A. in English, Haverford College, 1969

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Bite Me, David Beckham 9

A Letter to My Daughter as She Becomes Eligible for a Florida Learner's Permit (Unless I Can Get the Law Changed) 29

The Real Mad Men 43

In Which We Learn to Love Brazil, and Try to Hate Belgium 67

Cable News is On it 111

Everything I Know About Home Ownership I Learned From Johnny Carson 131

Google Glass: A Review. I Have Seen the Future, But I Had Trouble Reading It 149

To Russia With Ridley: The Adventures of Cloak and Dagger 163

A Letter to My Grandson 213

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Happily, everything bad is good, when Barry applies [his] humor.”—Contra Costa Times
“[A] hilarious collection . . . Barry is particularly sidesplitting when describing his role as the 65-year-old dad of a 13-year-old daughter.  His description of taking his teen to a Justin Bieber concert is brilliantly funny . . . Parents and non-parents alike will find plenty of laughs.”—Publishers Weekly
“Humorous take on life . . . Barry offers a baby-boomer perspective on a faster-paced life of electronic gadgetry and the Internet and ponders the aging process, including getting mail marketing Medicare and watching Viagra commercials in the company of your children.”—Booklist
“[A] wide-ranging collection of funny essays . . . even those who don't have children and have never lived in Miami or searched for a Wi-Fi connection in the Israeli desert will appreciate Barry's lighthearted absurdity.”—Kirkus Reviews
Praise for INSANE CITY
“Picture The Hangover with a splash of Miami Vice, and you get Dave Barry's Insane City. . . This is a quick, fun (and laugh-out-loud funny) read, and the action never slows.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"[A] very funny new novel . . . [Barry's] sly observations, well-delineated characters, and intricate plotting mesh perfectly."—Publishers Weekly

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Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster): Life Lessons and Other Ravings from Dave Barry 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always liked Dave Barry's sense of humor and this was no exception. It was a fun read with many chuckles.
TheShort1 More than 1 year ago
Dave is great at stating normal things in a hilarious way. I loved the chapter that is a letter to his daughter who is about to get her learner's permit to drive--in Florida. Example: "If you're driving in Miami and do not wish to be the target of small-arms fire, IN THE NAME OF GOD DO NOT GO AT A 'STANDARD' SPEED OF 30 MILES PER HOUR. [His caps] Miami drivers go faster than that in a car wash." Some parts are funnier than others, but it might depend on the reader's point of view. It is an enjoyable read!
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TREBORNOSNHOJ More than 1 year ago
A chuckle here, a groan there and enjoyment every where.
NY_Reader1 More than 1 year ago
Dave been a consistently decent humor writer for years. His latest book is on my Nook, and I read a few stories, put it down, then get back to it. There is a definite sameness about all Dave's books but that's his style.