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Author of Peter and the Starcatchers

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Dave Barry has 10 upcoming events.

Mar
10
PREMIER EVENT: DAVE BARRY
Kepler's Books, Tuesday, March 10 at 7:30pm
Credit: Daniel Portnoy

Premier Event: Dave Barry

Tuesday, March 10, 7:30 p.m.

Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer Is Much Faster): Life Lessons from Dave Barry Sorry, this event is sold out.

Ready to laugh so loud you'll fall out of your chair?

During the course of living (mumble, mumble) years, Dave Barry has learned much of wisdom,* (*actual wisdom not guaranteed) and he is eager to pass it on—to the next generation, the generation after that, and, you get the idea...

In brilliant, brand-new, never-before-published pieces, Dave passes on home truths to his new grandson and to his daughter Sophie, who will be getting her learner’s permit in 2015. (“So you’re about to start driving! How exciting! I’m going to kill myself”). He explores the hometown of his youth, where the grown-ups were supposed to be uptight 50s' conformists but seemed to have a lot of un–Mad Men–like fun—unlike Dave’s own Baby Boomer generation, which was supposed to be wild and crazy, but somehow turned into neurotic hover-parents.

He dives into everything from the inanity of cable news and the benefits of Google Glass (“You will look like a douchebag”) to the loneliness of high school nerds (“You will never hear a high school girl say about a boy, in a dreamy voice, ‘He’s so sarcastic!’”), from the perils of home repair to firsthand accounts of the soccer craziness of Brazil and the just plain crazy craziness of Vladimir Putin’s Russia (“He stares at the camera with the expression of a man who relaxes by strangling small furry animals”), and a lot more besides.

Dave Barry has been a professional humorist ever since he discovered that professional humor was a lot easier than working. He has won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary (one of Barry's columns was largely responsible for the movement to observe International Talk Like a Pirate Day every year on September 19). In addition, he has written more than 30 books, including the novels Big Trouble, Lunatics, Tricky Business and, most recently, Insane City. He has also written a number of books with titles like I'll Mature When I'm Dead, which are technically classified as nonfiction, although they contain numerous lies.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
12
Dave Barry
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore, Thursday, March 12 at 7pm
Dave Barry (Boogers Are My Beat, Dave Barry Does Japan, Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway, Dave Barry In Cyberspace, Dave Barry Is From Mars and Venus, Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up, Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down, Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys, Dave Barry's Greatest Hits, Dave Barry Slept Here, Dave Barry's Money Secrets, Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need, Dave Barry Talks Back, Dave Barry Turns Fifty, Dave Barry Turns Forty)

The New York Times has pronounced Dave Barry "the funniest man in America." But of course that could have been on a slow news day when there wasn't much else fit to print.True, his bestselling collections of columns are legendary, but it is his wholly original books, like this one, that reveal him as an American icon. Dave Barry Slept Here was his version of American history. Dave Barry Does Japan was a contribution to international peace and understanding from which Japan has not yet fully recovered. Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys is among the best-read volumes in rehab centers and prisons. And now, with his take on American politics and, especially, Washington, D.C., he takes his place with de Tocqueville and Larry King as a truly infamous explicator of and commentator on the process by which we find, fund, and... (fill in your own four-letter word here) our pols and public servants.Raised in a suburb of New York, educated in a suburb of Philadelphia, he lives now in a suburb of Miami. (Won't they let him into the cities? Read him on, for example, Miami, which played such a pivotal role in the last presidential election, and you'll understand why.)He is not, as he often puts it so poetically, making this up. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
14
Dave Barry
Dave Barry (Boogers Are My Beat, Dave Barry Does Japan, Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway, Dave Barry In Cyberspace, Dave Barry Is From Mars and Venus, Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up, Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down, Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys, Dave Barry's Greatest Hits, Dave Barry Slept Here, Dave Barry's Money Secrets, Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need, Dave Barry Talks Back, Dave Barry Turns Fifty, Dave Barry Turns Forty)

The New York Times has pronounced Dave Barry "the funniest man in America." But of course that could have been on a slow news day when there wasn't much else fit to print.True, his bestselling collections of columns are legendary, but it is his wholly original books, like this one, that reveal him as an American icon. Dave Barry Slept Here was his version of American history. Dave Barry Does Japan was a contribution to international peace and understanding from which Japan has not yet fully recovered. Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys is among the best-read volumes in rehab centers and prisons. And now, with his take on American politics and, especially, Washington, D.C., he takes his place with de Tocqueville and Larry King as a truly infamous explicator of and commentator on the process by which we find, fund, and... (fill in your own four-letter word here) our pols and public servants.Raised in a suburb of New York, educated in a suburb of Philadelphia, he lives now in a suburb of Miami. (Won't they let him into the cities? Read him on, for example, Miami, which played such a pivotal role in the last presidential election, and you'll understand why.)He is not, as he often puts it so poetically, making this up. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
11
Dave Barry
Copperfield's Books - Santa Rosa, Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm
Dave Barry (Boogers Are My Beat, Dave Barry Does Japan, Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway, Dave Barry In Cyberspace, Dave Barry Is From Mars and Venus, Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up, Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down, Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys, Dave Barry's Greatest Hits, Dave Barry Slept Here, Dave Barry's Money Secrets, Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need, Dave Barry Talks Back, Dave Barry Turns Fifty, Dave Barry Turns Forty)

The New York Times has pronounced Dave Barry "the funniest man in America." But of course that could have been on a slow news day when there wasn't much else fit to print.True, his bestselling collections of columns are legendary, but it is his wholly original books, like this one, that reveal him as an American icon. Dave Barry Slept Here was his version of American history. Dave Barry Does Japan was a contribution to international peace and understanding from which Japan has not yet fully recovered. Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys is among the best-read volumes in rehab centers and prisons. And now, with his take on American politics and, especially, Washington, D.C., he takes his place with de Tocqueville and Larry King as a truly infamous explicator of and commentator on the process by which we find, fund, and... (fill in your own four-letter word here) our pols and public servants.Raised in a suburb of New York, educated in a suburb of Philadelphia, he lives now in a suburb of Miami. (Won't they let him into the cities? Read him on, for example, Miami, which played such a pivotal role in the last presidential election, and you'll understand why.)He is not, as he often puts it so poetically, making this up. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
11
Dave Barry
Book Passage, Wednesday, March 11 at 12pm
Dave Barry (Boogers Are My Beat, Dave Barry Does Japan, Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway, Dave Barry In Cyberspace, Dave Barry Is From Mars and Venus, Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up, Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down, Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys, Dave Barry's Greatest Hits, Dave Barry Slept Here, Dave Barry's Money Secrets, Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need, Dave Barry Talks Back, Dave Barry Turns Fifty, Dave Barry Turns Forty)

The New York Times has pronounced Dave Barry "the funniest man in America." But of course that could have been on a slow news day when there wasn't much else fit to print.True, his bestselling collections of columns are legendary, but it is his wholly original books, like this one, that reveal him as an American icon. Dave Barry Slept Here was his version of American history. Dave Barry Does Japan was a contribution to international peace and understanding from which Japan has not yet fully recovered. Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys is among the best-read volumes in rehab centers and prisons. And now, with his take on American politics and, especially, Washington, D.C., he takes his place with de Tocqueville and Larry King as a truly infamous explicator of and commentator on the process by which we find, fund, and... (fill in your own four-letter word here) our pols and public servants.Raised in a suburb of New York, educated in a suburb of Philadelphia, he lives now in a suburb of Miami. (Won't they let him into the cities? Read him on, for example, Miami, which played such a pivotal role in the last presidential election, and you'll understand why.)He is not, as he often puts it so poetically, making this up. (added from Random House)… (more)

Dave Barry has 1 media appearance.

Jan
28
A conversation about "Naked Came the Manatee"
Charlie Rose, Tuesday, January 28, 1997
Carl Hiaasen; Dave Barry; Elmore Leonard

Contributors Dave Barry, Carl Hiaasen and Elmore Leonard talk about their humorous crime novel, (timspalding)

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