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Dave Barry's Money Secrets: Like: Why Is There a Giant Eyeball on the Dollar? Paperback – December 26, 2006
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You need to be honest in your answer. If you lie, you'll only
be lying to yourself. And, according to advice given
in DAVE BARRY'S MONEY SECRETS (from which this question
was taken), "The place to lie in on your federal tax return."
This is a very funny guide that spoofs much of the personal
financial advice that can be found in other books, TV shows
and online . . . save your money on them; buy this one
instead . . . you may not get rich if you do, but you will
certainly laugh a lot.
Barry has previously written on such other topics as politics, fitness
and parenting . . . I enjoyed those, but this latest one may well be
his very best--especially because it will make you wonder why
people behave the way they do when it comes to money.
For example, in the above quiz, he states, "That if your answers
are all threes [on all the questions], be advised that we're having
a minor technical problem calculating your score because of
Nigerian red tape. To smooth things out, we need you to send
us an 'advance fee' of $5,000, which you will get back many
The amazing thing is that many people do just that!
There were many other hilarious tidbits; among them:
* Many children learn about money by starting their own businesses,
the classic example being the sidewalk lemonade stand. This is an
opportunity to teach your child fundamental economic principles.Read more ›
Sprinkled with humorous charts, pictures and photos of Suze Orman and Donald Trump (at whom Barry takes many cheap shots but winds up dedicating the book to them), this book is a must-read for Barry fans.
Of course, as with all great humor, there is a good deal of truth behind much of it.
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Not the best Dave Barry and it's pretty short for the money, but there are enough laughs to make it worthwhilePublished 5 months ago by Roger Conner
Dave Barry has certainly created a unique niche for humor writing, and the book "Dave Barry's Money Secrets" certainly fits the mold. It is outlandish and absurd. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Chad Oberholtzer
I'm a big Dave Barry fan, but as an economics teacher for forty years I had my doubts as to how he could make money topics funny. Well, he far exceeded my expectations. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Terry A. Hynous
I have read several of his books over the years. They are laugh out loud funny and this book was no exception. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kindle Customer
I got this book from the library thinking it was a serious book..I'm so glad it wasn't..it was so funny and entertaining that I stayed up all night on a Friday night, of course,... Read morePublished 9 months ago by MamanSoureh