Dave Barry's Gift Guide to End All Gift Guides

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Crown Publishers, 1994 - Humor - 128 pages
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"Looking for that perfect gift for that special someone? Well, good luck - you won't find it here. But if your gift giving runs toward a can of pork brains, hideous Republican pants, a high-tech loudspeaker hat, or a nose spreader, then Dave Barry's Gift Guide to End All Gift Guides is just the book for you." "For four years, Dave Barry and his crack gift-finding team at the Miami Herald have scoured the planet looking for gifts it is better to give than to receive. The best of those items are now available in this catalogue to end all catalogues. Every item must meet Dave's rigid standards: First, each gift had to be something you can actually buy, and second, each one "had to achieve a level of tastefulness such that the average person could not look at it and eat at the same time."" "Just imagine the oohs and ahs and other sentiments you'll hear expressed when friends and loved ones unwrap such thoughtful gifts as a medically accurate model of one pound of human fat, an IRS Christmas tree ornament, a rubber slug, hideous Republican pants, a head lice coloring book, or a genuine bull scrotum." ""You shouldn't have," your friends will say, and how satisfying to know that they really mean it!" "As always, renowned humor columnist and champion gift-giver Dave Barry is not making this stuff up. You really CAN order these one-of-a kind objects by mail (except for the local elected official, which you can buy in nearly any neighborhood). Vendor names and prices are provided for some fifty gifts, each perfectly wrong for any occasion, any time of year." "They say it's the thought that counts, and people sure will wonder what you're thinking when you shower them with gifts from Dave Barry's Gift Guide to End All Gift Guides."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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About the author (1994)

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.

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