You Can Date Boys when You're Forty: Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little about

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Penguin Group USA, 2014 - Humor - 224 pages
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A brilliantly funny exploration of the twin mysteries of parenthood and families from the Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times–bestselling author of Insane City.
 
In his New York Timesbestselling I’ll Mature When I’m Dead, Dave Barry embarked on the treacherous seas of adulthood, to hilarious results. What comes next? Parenthood, of course, and families.

In uproarious, brand-new pieces, Barry tackles everything from family trips, bat mitzvah parties and dating (he’s serious about that title: “When my daughter can legally commence dating—February 24, 2040—I intend to monitor her closely, even if I am deceased”) to funeral instructions (“I would like my eulogy to be given by William Shatner”), the differences between male and female friendships, the deeper meaning of Fifty Shades of Grey, and a father’s ultimate sacrifice: accompanying his daughter to a Justin Bieber concert (“It turns out that the noise teenaged girls make to express happiness is the same noise they would make if their feet were being gnawed off by badgers”).

Let’s face it: families not only enrich our lives every day, they drive us completely around the bend. Thank goodness we have Dave Barry as our guide!

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User Review  - maneekuhi - LibraryThing

Yes, three stars is the max. Humor books, the best ones as "You Can Date..." is, are funny, very funny. Everything is funny. Funny, funny, funny. The jokes just keep coming, and coming, and coming ... Read full review

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User Review  - Karin7 - LibraryThing

This is, at the time of this writing, Dave Barry’s latest book of hitherto unpublished essays, based on the fact that it was published in 2014 and it’s only April. The title, naturally, is misleading ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Dave Barry's recent bestselling books include Insane City, I'll Mature When I'm Dead, and Dave Barry's History of the Millennium (So Far). He lives in Coral Gables, Florida.

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