Boogers are My Beat: More Lies, But Some Actual Journalism

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Thorndike Press, 2003 - Humor - 349 pages
A New York Times Bestseller. The New York Times calls him "the funniest man in America," and his legions of fans agree, laughing and snorting as they put his books on bestseller lists nationwide. Now Dave Barry gives us the real scoop on such cultural phenomena as: the scientific research for the world's funniest joke (you can bet it includes the word "weasel"); RV camping in the Wal-Mart parking lot; elections in Florida ("You can't spell Florida without 'duh'"); the choice between death and taxes; and much, much, more.

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A collection of columns Dave Barry wrote for the Miami Herald in the early 2000s. The first section regards the Democratic and Republican National Conventions for the election between Gore & Bush ... Read full review

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Terrible book title but this guy can be truly hilarious. Read full review


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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, 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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