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

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

Not everyone has to be dragged kicking and screaming through adulthood. Let Pulitzer Prize-winning 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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Dave's at his usual humorous best in this one.
His description of American health care and his exploits in Hollywood, including his original screenplay, are all hilarious.
The story of his colonoscopy was not so funny, only because I am the kind of chicken that will never have one, unless forced to. His little reward would never get me to do it.
The only other complaint I have about Dave's perspective is that he seems to think that all men are truly hooked on women's gazoombas, or whatever he calls them (to avoid censorship?). He may be so enthralled, along with maybe 60% of other men, but he forgets that there are men enamored with women's gazambas far more than their gazoombas. You know where I stand on that one. I know the psychoanalysts have a term for it but I'm not going to put it here. Dave never talks about these kind of men, although he did have a severely flatulent women play a big part in his most recent novel, Tricky Business. She has big gazoombas.

Very funny!

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Great book for a laugh. Easy to read short bits at a time and still appreicate the humor. I highly recommend this book. Read full review


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Preparing Your Home for Your New Dog
Feeding Your Dog
Playing with Your Dog
The History of Medical Care
The Current American HealthCare System

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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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