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Dave Barry

Autor/a de Peter and the Starcatchers

97+ obres 34,718 Membres 903 Ressenyes 94 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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. Dave Barry's title, Best. State. Ever, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist. His recent novel, "Big Trouble," spent several months on the "New York Times" best-seller list, & his most recent nonfiction book, "Dave Barry Turns 50," was also a national best-seller. Dave lives in Miami, Florida. (Publisher Provided) mostra'n menys

Inclou aquests noms: Dave Bary, Dave Barry, Dave Barry


Obres de Dave Barry

Peter and the Starcatchers (2004) 6,070 exemplars
Peter and the Shadow Thieves (2006) 2,707 exemplars
Big Trouble (1999) 1,978 exemplars
Peter and the Secret of Rundoon (2007) 1,935 exemplars
Dave Barry's Greatest Hits (1988) 1,147 exemplars
Tricky Business (2002) 1,019 exemplars
Peter and the Sword of Mercy (2004) 940 exemplars
Dave Barry is Not Making This Up (1994) 925 exemplars
Dave Barry Does Japan (1992) 801 exemplars
Dave Barry in Cyberspace (1996) 792 exemplars
Naked Came the Manatee (1997) — Col·laborador — 673 exemplars
Dave Barry Talks Back (1991) 633 exemplars
Dave Barry is from Mars and Venus (1997) 610 exemplars
Dave Barry Turns 40 (1990) 608 exemplars
Insane City (2013) 466 exemplars
Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs (1997) 455 exemplars
Dave Barry Turns 50 (1998) 442 exemplars
Homes and Other Black Holes (1988) 432 exemplars
The Bridge to Never Land (2011) 408 exemplars
Science Fair (2008) 402 exemplars
Lunatics (2012) 337 exemplars
The Worst Class Trip Ever (2015) 285 exemplars
Cave of the Dark Wind (2007) — Autor — 277 exemplars
The Taming of the Screw (2000) 190 exemplars
Swamp Story (2023) 173 exemplars
The World According to Dave Barry (1994) 172 exemplars
Blood Tide (2008) — Autor — 98 exemplars
The Worst Night Ever (2016) 93 exemplars
Walt Disney's Peter Pan (2009) 74 exemplars
The Best of Dave Barry (1995) 7 exemplars
Dave Barry on Dads (2007) 4 exemplars
Complete guide to guys (2009) 3 exemplars
Dave Barry's Funniest Stuff (1998) 3 exemplars
Insane City 2 exemplars
Swamp Story 2 exemplars
Childbirth Is Yucky 2 exemplars
Cantando los cuarenta (1991) 1 exemplars
Nosotros, los tios (2005) 1 exemplars
Passion: Men on Men {audio} — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Bad Habits (2023) 1 exemplars
Natural Childbirth 1 exemplars
Peter and the Starcatchers Set Books 1-4 (2010) — Autor — 1 exemplars

Obres associades

You Can Never Find a Rickshaw When It Monsoons: The World on One Cartoon a Day (2006) — Pròleg, algunes edicions230 exemplars
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Col·laborador — 209 exemplars
Japan: True Stories of Life on the Road (1998) — Col·laborador — 124 exemplars
In Dog Years I'd Be Dead: Garfield at 25 (1998) — Pròleg — 92 exemplars
The Hypochondriac's Guide to Life. And Death. (1998) — Introducció — 90 exemplars
27 Years of Shoe: World Ends at Ten, Details at Eleven (2004) — Pròleg — 39 exemplars
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
A Ham in a Role [1949 short film] (1949) — Actor — 3 exemplars
What's Up, Doc? [1950 short film] (1950) — Actor — 3 exemplars
Hare Conditioned [1945 animated short film] (1945) — Actor — 3 exemplars
Slick Hare [1947 animated short film] (1947) — Actor — 3 exemplars
The CooCoo Nut Grove [1936 animated short film] (1936) — Actor — 3 exemplars
Bacall to Arms [1946 animated short film] (1946) — Actor — 3 exemplars
Curtain Razor [1949 short film] (1949) — Actor — 1 exemplars
The Art of Life: An Anthology of Literature about Life and Work (1997) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Comic Relief #120 (1999) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Comic Relief #119 (1999) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Comic Relief #118 (1999) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Comic Relief #104 (1998) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Comic Relief #103 (1998) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Comic Relief #101 (1998) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Comic Relief #100 (1997) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Comic Relief #99 (1997) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Comic Relief #98 (1997) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


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Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Barry, David McAlister
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Armonk, New York, USA
Llocs de residència
Miami, Florida, USA
Haverford College (B.A., English, 1969)
guitarist (Rock Bottom Remainders)
Rock Bottom Remainders (band)
The Miami Herald
Tribune Media Services
Premis i honors
Pulitzer Prize (Commentary, 1988)
Biografia breu
The New York Times has pronounced Dave Barry "the funniest man in America." But of course that could have been on a slow news day when there wasn't much else fit to print. True, his bestselling collections of columns are legendary, but it is his wholly original books that reveal him as an American icon. Dave Barry Slept Here was his version of American history. Dave Barry Does Japan was a contribution to international peace and understanding from which Japan has not yet fully recovered. Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys is among the best-read volumes in rehab centers and prisons. Raised in a suburb of New York, educated in a suburb of Philadelphia, he lives now in a suburb of Miami. He is not, as he often puts it so poetically, making this up.
Dave's most recent books are "Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland," and "Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog." His next book, "A Field Guide To The Jewish People," which he co-wrote with his friends Adam Mansbach and Alan Zweibel, will be published September 24. Dave is not Jewish, but Adam and Alan are, so it's kosher.



Pretty much a throwaway, Barry gets in a few good lines, but the book is just so tossed-off, it almost hurts to read it. Someone could at least have given Julie London credit for being a singer (and a favorite of Bob Dylan) before she was known as an actress. Hard to argue with most of the choices, however, although some are just more silly than bad. And others were certainly not meant to be taken seriously in the first place. Also, he left out the worst song ever: I Started a Joke by the Bee Gees. "I finally died, which started the whole world living." And the rest is just as bad. (Hey, I love lots of Bee Gees songs, from throughout their career, but there is just something about the tune of this song that even without lyrics would put me in a bad mood.)… (més)
datrappert | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Apr 24, 2024 |
Laugh out loud funny. A brilliantly funny exploration of the Sunshine State from the man who knows it best: Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times–bestselling author Dave Barry. He celebrates Florida from Key West at the bottom to whatever it is that’s at the top, from the Sunshine State’s earliest history to the fun-fair of weirdness that it is today.
bogopea | Hi ha 40 ressenyes més | Apr 2, 2024 |
Outrageously funny. I would read it again.
Lewis.Noles | Hi ha 54 ressenyes més | Mar 23, 2024 |
Lewis.Noles | Hi ha 29 ressenyes més | Mar 23, 2024 |



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