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Dave Barry

Author of Peter and the Starcatchers

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Dave Barry was born in Armonk, New York on July 3, 1947. He received an English degree from Haverford College in 1969. His early attempts at small-town journalism for the Daily Local News in West Chester, Pennsylvania, were directed towards local matters, such as zoning and sewage. In 1975, he briefly attempted to teach business writing to business people. Since then, he has worked as a professional humorist. For many years he wrote a newspaper column that appeared in more than 500 newspapers and for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. He is the author of numerous fiction, nonfiction, and young adult books. His novels include Big Trouble, Tricky Business, Lunatics, and Insane City. His nonfiction works include Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys, Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort of History of the United States, I'll Mature When I'm Dead, You Can Date Boys When You're Forty: Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little About, and Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer Is Much Faster): Life Lessons and Other Ravings from Dave Barry. His young adult books include the Starcatchers series and the Never Land series. Dave Barry's title, Best. State. Ever, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist. His recent novel, "Big Trouble," spent several months on the "New York Times" best-seller list, & his most recent nonfiction book, "Dave Barry Turns 50," was also a national best-seller. Dave lives in Miami, Florida. (Publisher Provided) — biography from Peter and the Starcatchers… (more)
Peter and the Starcatchers 5,611 copies, 155 reviews
Peter and the Shadow Thieves 2,526 copies, 49 reviews
Big Trouble 1,941 copies, 53 reviews
Peter and the Secret of Rundoon 1,777 copies, 40 reviews
Dave Barry's Greatest Hits 1,127 copies, 9 reviews
Tricky Business 997 copies, 29 reviews
Dave Barry is Not Making This Up 908 copies, 15 reviews
Peter and the Sword of Mercy 847 copies, 19 reviews
Dave Barry Does Japan 781 copies, 11 reviews
Dave Barry in Cyberspace 777 copies, 7 reviews
Naked Came the Manatee (Contributor) 661 copies, 18 reviews
Dave Barry Talks Back 620 copies, 8 reviews
Dave Barry is from Mars and Venus 607 copies, 5 reviews
Dave Barry Turns 40 598 copies, 10 reviews
Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs 442 copies, 14 reviews
Insane City 438 copies, 57 reviews
Dave Barry Turns 50 433 copies, 6 reviews
Homes and Other Black Holes 424 copies, 10 reviews
Science Fair 381 copies, 12 reviews
The Bridge to Never Land 373 copies, 12 reviews
Lunatics 321 copies, 50 reviews
Escape from the Carnivale (Author) 310 copies, 7 reviews
The Worst Class Trip Ever 261 copies, 10 reviews
Cave of the Dark Wind (Author) 260 copies, 8 reviews
The Taming of the Screw 188 copies, 2 reviews
Blood Tide (Author) 97 copies
The Worst Night Ever 83 copies, 1 review
Walt Disney's Peter Pan 70 copies, 1 review
Swamp Story: A Novel 58 copies, 8 reviews
The Best of Dave Barry 7 copies, 1 review
Nosotros, los tios 1 copy, 1 review
Bad Habits 1 copy
False Alarm (short story) 1 copy, 1 review
Passion: Men on Men {audio} (Contributor) 1 copy
Japan: True Stories of Life on the Road (Contributor) 123 copies, 1 review
In Dog Years I'd Be Dead: Garfield at 25 (Foreword) 90 copies, 1 review
The Hypochondriac's Guide to Life. And Death. (Introduction) 87 copies, 3 reviews
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (Contributor) 20 copies, 1 review

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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 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. Raised in a suburb of New York, educated in a suburb of Philadelphia, he lives now in a suburb of Miami. He is not, as he often puts it so poetically, making this up.
Dave's most recent books are "Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland," and "Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog." His next book, "A Field Guide To The Jewish People," which he co-wrote with his friends Adam Mansbach and Alan Zweibel, will be published September 24. Dave is not Jewish, but Adam and Alan are, so it's kosher.
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