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Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up (original 1994; edition 2001)

by Dave Barry

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Title:Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up
Authors:Dave Barry
Info:Ballantine Books (2001), Mass Market Paperback, 256 pages
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Dave Barry is Not Making This Up by Dave Barry (1994)

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP
Dave Barry wouldn't lie--and here are the real life, laugh-out-loud stories from across America to prove it: a U.S. Supreme Court justice shares his remedy for preventing gas ("I had not realized that this was a matter of concern in the highest levels of government"); a newspaper headline in Ohio announces the combustibility of strawberry Pop-Tarts ("A story that... ( )
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  Tutter | Mar 2, 2015 |
This was a couple of dozen of his columns which I've always loved. The perfect length as my sense of humor tends to trip out after a while. I was cutting up a tree that ice storm took partially down in the horses' field while listening to this, so I had to take a few breaks when things got dicey.

(Lots of energy & twisting left in that big, old hackberry. I wish the wood was prettier as it was 16" in diameter & should make some nice bowls, but I'll have to stain them or something. I don't like the gray cast the wood gets.)

This wasn't all humor, though. The last one was about how he felt when his 12 year old got hit by a car while riding his bike. A broken leg & stitches patched the kid up, but he made a great point about how parenthood changes a person.

I can't remember all the subjects he tackled, but they were pretty diverse & a lot of fun. His dating advice for a teenage boy was hilarious. Excellent as an audio book. ( )
  jimmaclachlan | Aug 18, 2014 |
Fun. My parents read him a lot when I was a kid. It's silly, but cute. This book has a piece that is a description of Hong Kong before the hand over. Interesting in retrospect. ( )
  AmberTheHuman | Aug 30, 2013 |
Learn all about Dave Barrys favorite colums he's ever written. Incuding his dance class, Elvis, and his old rusty boat which i belive is named Earl. I hope he doesn't get lost in the Bermuda Triangle. ( )
  th1nkitup | Jan 2, 2013 |
PN 6162 .B2955 1994
  CareerPointLib | Aug 11, 2012 |
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Dave Barryprimary authorall editionscalculated
Davis, James K.Cover designersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
MacNelly, JeffIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wax, BillCover photographersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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To Earnest, who was a big help; and to Zippy, who was a small emergency backup help.
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People often say to me: "Dave, you are a leading journalism professional and not as short as I expected. What is your secret of success?" (From the introduction)
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0345440641, Mass Market Paperback)

The title, as Dave Barry admits, is not entirely accurate. To be sure, this collection of articles does contain what the Pulitzer-Prize-winning author calls "an unusually high (for me) level of factual content." But there is also an abundance of goofy reportage, fart jokes (see "It's A Gas"), and Barry's long-overdue thoughts on natural childbirth.

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Dave Barry's main job as a humor columnist - aside from playing Stealth Fighter on his computer to avoid writing humor columns - is to point out what is already funny in a world that is seriously bonkers. In Dave's world, amazing but true adventures occur every day. Complete with illustrations by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, Jeff MacNelly, Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up brings you straight into the truly twisted center of Dave's world.… (more)

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