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Dave Barry Turns 40 by Dave Barry

Dave Barry Turns 40

by Dave Barry

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Okay, YES, I'm officially reading too many books at once. But what you have to understand is, these books are all in *different rooms*. And/or different forms -- one of my "currently reading" books is the audio version, which I only "read" when I'm doing the dishes. Another is only on Kindle. Yet another isn't allowed to leave the bathroom. And I'm actually finishing one or two titles a week. So calm down. Sheesh. ( )
  Deborah_Markus | Aug 8, 2015 |
If you're too young for a nursing home yet too old to be a rock star, if your marriage is as exciting as scraping grass off the lawnmower blades, then this hilarious book by Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist and author is for you. Put on your protective eyewear and take a probing look inside your increasingly Spam-like body at: The Midlife (Yawn) Marriage; Wise Financial Planning for Irresponsible Scum Such as Yourself; Sex After 40 (or, Sex? After... ( )
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  Tutter | Feb 18, 2015 |
Hilarious send-up on aging with a surprisingly serious, bittersweet passage about his mother. A must read for anyone turning 40. -1997
  AliceAnna | Oct 19, 2014 |
or, he turned 40. about 20 years ago! jeesh, I didn’t realize it had been so long.

as usual, Dave Barry had me laughing out loud on and off the entire time, and yet.

I don’t read the paper anymore, and I hardly ever read Barry’s column online (though sometimes gems are sent my way), so it had been years since I'd read anything much of his. and I realized reading through it now that his humor works because he is, in his own words, his own description of his humor here, “irresponsible and vicious”. and it was funny but it was way too true sometimes to be really funny, you know? so I had mixed feelings all the way through.

Barry is not always just making jokes, and there is a short section of the book in which he is deadly serious, and makes a brutal point, and I’m glad he did that; what he said was important. but it lead me even further into this strange melancholy.

what a strange creature I am if I get depressed reading Dave Barry. I think it is a sign of how detached I’ve become from my “own” culture…
  moiraji | Apr 10, 2008 |
What can I say? I'm past 40 now so I probaby ought to read his book about turning 50!
  karriethelibrarian | Feb 21, 2008 |
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Is Dave Barry going mature on us? Well, no. But in Dave Barry Turns 40, he does do some thinking out loud about the aging process, aiming his thoughts at his "career-pursuing, insurance-buying, fitness-observing, Lamaze-class-taking, breast-feeding, data-processing, mortgage-paying, Parents'-Night-attending, business-card-exchanging, compact-disc-owning, tooth-flossing" contemporaries. Funny and true-to-life, especially if you were born before 1957.

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Dave Barry is hot; Dave Barry is now; Dave Barry is getting old! Here is everything you need to know about turning 40 - from the newly middle-aged Dave Barry, the man most likely to want to stay a kid.

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