I'll Mature When I'm Dead: Dave Barry's Amazing Tales of Adulthood (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 4, 2010 - Humor - 288 pages
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The New York Times bestse;;er from "the funniest man in America" (New York Times).

Not everyone has to be dragged kicking and screaming through adulthood. Let Pulitzer Prizewinning humorist and nationally unrecognized voice of maturity Dave Barry make the journey a little easier-and a lot funnier-with his hilarious takes on parenting, changing self-image, the battle of the sexes, technology, health care, celebrityhood-and even vampires!
  

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User Review  - nivramkoorb - LibraryThing

Normally, I would not rate this type of book that high but this was flat our hilarious. I have been aware of Dave Barry for years but have never gotten around to reading anything by him. This just ... Read full review

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User Review  - Unreachableshelf - LibraryThing

Dave Barry is as good as ever in this (almost) all new collection of essays. Highlights include "Dance Recital," "Tips for Visiting Miami," "My Hollywood Career: The Big Dumpster," and "A Festival of ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
What Kind of Dog Should You Get?
Preparing Your Home for Your New Dog
Feeding Your Dog
Playing with Your Dog
The History of Medical Care
The Current American HealthCare System
Postscript
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FOUR
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

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, and You Can Date Boys When You're Forty: Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little About. His young adult books include the Starcatchers series and Never Land series.

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