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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Review: I'll Mature When I'm Dead: Dave Barry's Amazing Tales of Adulthood

User Review  - Rebecca - Goodreads

Good, clean humor with some great insight. This was the first book I've read by Barry, but it certainly won't be the last. He's very perceptive, witty and honest about a variety of topics. In this ... Read full review

Review: I'll Mature When I'm Dead: Dave Barry's Amazing Tales of Adulthood

User Review  - Jan - Goodreads

This book had me and my daughter I'm stitches So very,very funny and clean to boot I never saw Twilight but his take is so funny I may just have to watch one just to laugh at it! Also the bit on Miami ... Read full review


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About the author (2010)

Dave Barry is a humor columnist. For 25 years he was a syndicated columnist whose work appeared in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. In 1988 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. Many people are still trying to figure out how this happened.

Dave has also written a total of 25 books, although virtually none of them contain useful information. Two of his books were used as the basis for the CBS TV sitcom "Dave's World," in which Harry Anderson played a much taller version of Dave.

Dave plays lead guitar in a literary rock band called the Rock Bottom Remainders, whose other members include Stephen King, Amy Tan, Ridley Pearson and Mitch Albom. They are not musically skilled, but they are extremely loud. Dave has also made many TV appearances, including one on the David Letterman show where he proved that it is possible to set fire to a pair of men's underpants with a Barbie doll.

In his spare time, Dave is a candidate for president of the United States. If elected, his highest priority will be to seek the death penalty for whoever is responsible for making Americans install low-flow toilets.

Dave lives in Miami, Florida, with his wife, Michelle, a sportswriter. He has a son, Rob, and a daughter, Sophie, neither of whom thinks he's funny.

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