Best. State. Ever.
Score: 4
From 85 Ratings

Best. State. Ever.


  • Author: Dave Barry
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Humor
  • File Size: 6943179 Bytes


A brilliantly funny exploration of the Sunshine State from the man who knows it best: Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times–bestselling author Dave Barry.   We never know what will happen next in Florida. We know only that, any minute now, something will. Every few months, Dave Barry gets a call from some media person wanting to know, “What the hell is wrong with Florida?” Somehow, the state’s acquired an image as a subtropical festival of stupid, and as a loyal Floridian, Dave begs to differ. Sure, there was the 2000 election. And people seem to take their pants off for no good reason. And it has flying insects the size of LeBron James. But it is a great state, and Dave is going to tell you why. Join him as he celebrates Florida from...

Best  State  Ever
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Best State Ever


  • Author : Dave Barry
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101982624


Best State Ever Book Description :

A brilliantly funny exploration of the Sunshine State from the man who knows it best: Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times–bestselling author Dave Barry. We never know what will happen next in Florida. We know only that, any minute now, something will. Every few months, Dave Barry gets a call from some media person wanting to know, “What the hell is wrong with Florida?” Somehow, the state’s acquired an image as a subtropical festival of stupid, and as a loyal Floridian, Dave begs to differ. Sure, there was the 2000 election. And people seem to take their pants off for no good reason. And it has flying insects the size of LeBron James. But it is a great state, and Dave is going to tell you why. Join him as he celebrates Florida from Key We...

Best  State  Ever
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Best State Ever


  • Author : Dave Barry
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-08-23
  • Genre: American wit and humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101982617


Best State Ever Book Description :

We never know what will happen next in Florida. We know only that, any minute now, something will. Every few months, Dave Barry gets a call from some media person wanting to know, "What the hell is wrong with Florida?" Somehow, the state has acquired an image as a subtropical festival of stupid, and as a loyal Floridian, Dave begs to differ. Sure, there was the 2000 election. And people seem to take their pants off for no good reason. And it has flying insects the size of LeBron James. But it is a great state, and Dave is going to tell you why. Join him as he celebrates Florida from Key West at the bottom to whatever it is that's at the top, from the Sunshine State's earliest history to the fun-fair of weirdness that it is today....

Best  State  Ever
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Best State Ever


  • Author : Dave Barry
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101982600


Best State Ever Book Description :

Presents a riotous exploration of the Sunshine State that challenges negative stereotypes and offers insights into Florida's roles as a venue of history and fun....

Insane City
Score: 3.5
From 44 Ratings

Insane City


  • Author : Dave Barry
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-01-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101609194


Insane City Book Description :

Seth Weinstein always knew Tina was way, way, way out of his league. Which is why he’s still astonished that he’s on a plane heading for their wedding in Florida. The Groom Posse has already pulled an airport prank on him—and he’s survived! It should be easy going from now on. But Seth has absolutely no idea what he’s about to get into. A simple drink or two with the boys sparks a series of events that will pit Seth and his friends against everything and everyone imaginable, from his very powerful, very disapproving soon-to-be father-in-law to the federal government to a love-struck orangutan. Seth’s hope for smooth sailing is turning into a trip on the Titanic. And the water is getting deeper by the minute…...

Lunatics
Score: 3.5
From 40 Ratings

Lunatics


  • Author : Dave Barry
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-01-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101565773


Lunatics Book Description :

Philip Horkman is a happy man, the owner of a pet store called The Wine Shop, and on Sundays a referee for a local kids’ soccer league. Jeffrey Peckerman is the proud and loving father of a star athlete in the girls’ ten-and-under soccer league, and he’s not exactly happy with the ref. The two of them are about to collide in a swiftly escalating series of events that will send them running for their lives, pursued by the police, soldiers, subversives, bears, revolutionaries, pirates, and a black ops team that does not exist. Where all that takes them you can’t even begin to guess, but the literary journey there is a masterpiece of inspiration, chaos, and unadulterated, well, lunacy. And they might even learn a lesson or two along the way....

Dave Barry Slept Here
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

Dave Barry Slept Here


  • Author : Dave Barry
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2010-07-28
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0307758710


Dave Barry Slept Here Book Description :

"Bary turns his formidable wit to the subject of American history, with a result reminiscent of the Reduced Shakespeare Company: The better you know the original, the funnier it gets." LOS ANGELES TIMES This time Dave Barry's subject is history, the way it's never been told before. Every single momentous event and crucial moment is covered, including...The Birthing Contractions of a Nation; Kicking Some British Butt; The Fifties: Peace, Prosperity, Brain Death, right up through the scintillating Reagan-Bush years. If you love to laugh, and you love your country, this is the book you've been waiting for since 1776. Or at least since Super Bowl III. From the Trade Paperback edition....

Tricky Business
Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings

Tricky Business


  • Author : Dave Barry
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2003-10-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1101495596


Tricky Business Book Description :

The Extravaganza of the Seas is a five-thousand-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money. In the middle of a tropical storm one night, these characters are among the passengers it carries: Fay Benton, a single mom and cocktail waitress desperate for something to go right for once; Johnny and the Contusions, a ship's band with so little talent they are . . . well, the ship's band; Arnold and Phil, two refugees from the Beaux Arts Senior Center; Lou Tarant, a wide, bald man who has killed nine people, though none recently; and an assortment of uglies whose job it is to facilitate the ship's true business, which is money-l...

Live Right and Find Happiness  Although Beer is Much Faster
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Live Right and Find Happiness Although Beer is Much Faster


  • Author : Dave Barry
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-03-03
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101631508


Live Right and Find Happiness Although Beer is Much Faster Book Description :

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 to those idiots who make driving to the grocery store in Florida a death-defying experience. 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 fifties conformists, but seemed to have a lot of un-Mad Men-like fun, unlike Dave’s own Baby Boomer...

Dave Barry s Book of Bad Songs
Score: 4.5
From 9 Ratings

Dave Barry s Book of Bad Songs


  • Author : Dave Barry
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-11-06
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781449437589


Dave Barry s Book of Bad Songs Book Description :

When funnyman Dave Barry asked readers about their least favorite tunes, he thought he was penning just another installment of his weekly syndicated humor column. But the witty writer was flabbergasted by the response when over 10,000 readers voted. "I have never written a column that got a bigger response than the one announcing the Bad Song Survey," Barry wrote.Based on the results of the survey, Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs is a compilation of some of the worst songs ever written. Dave Barry fans will relish his quirky take. Music buffs, too will appreciate this humorous stroll through the world's worst lyrics. The only thing wrong with this book is that readers will find themselves unable to stop mentally singing the greatest hits of Gary Pucke...

Lessons From Lucy
Score: 4.5
From 12 Ratings

Lessons From Lucy


  • Author : Dave Barry
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501161155


Lessons From Lucy Book Description :

In this “little gem” (Washington Independent Review of Books), Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist and New York Times bestselling author Dave Barry learns how to age happily from his old but joyful dog, Lucy. As Dave Barry turns seventy—not happily—he realizes that his dog, Lucy, is dealing with old age far better than he is. She has more friends, fewer worries, and way more fun. So Dave decides to figure out how Lucy manages to stay so happy, to see if he can make his own life happier by doing the things she does (except for drinking from the toilet). He reconnects with old friends and tries to make new ones—which turns out to be a struggle, because Lucy likes people a lot more than he does. And he gets back in touch with two ridiculous but...