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Dave Barry's Greatest Hits Mass Market Paperback – April 28, 1997
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"The good news: he's funny as ever. The bad news: the book is only 304 pages".
-- Los Angeles Daily News
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When I was a teenager, we used to have a Sunday morning ritual in my family. I'd drag myself out of bed and head downstairs to have my breakfast (which, according to the clock, usually should have been more like lunch). My father would greet me with the excited words "You have to hear Dave Barry today!" What proceeded was nothing less than a milk-spewing laugh-fest as I tried to eat my soggy cereal while my father read Barry's column aloud to me.
I love "Dave Barry's Greatest Hits" because it lets me relive all that spewed milk and those snarfed Rice Krispies.
If you discovered Barry through his column, this book is a great way to revisit those favorites that you haven't read since they first appeared in the paper. And if you've never read any of Dave Barry's work, then consider yourself warned: Do not attempt to read this book and eat at the same time (unless, of course, the idea of snorting your milk in front of others appeals to you).
--Cassie Nylen, Copy Assistant
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Sure, some of the events and people discussed within these pages may be dated, but if you were alive for those times (or took a history class in school) then you'll still appreciate a fresh and hilarious perspective.
This book contains my all time favorite Barry column titled "Molecular Homicide" which tells the tell of the author having the flu and what happens when he is unable to get out of bed to monitor his young son's activities. This column alone is worth the price of the book. If you enjoy that column then there are plenty more that will tickle your funny bone.
This is a good starting point for anyone getting into Barry for the first time. It's a book that's easy to pick up whenever you have a few minutes and since each column is only 2-3 pages in length you can always come back to it later without having to worry about remembering what you read previously. Though don't be surprised if you find yourself reading some columns numerous times! It's a perfect book to keep in the bathroom for those quick visits, or in the kitchen for when you're microwaving some food.
If you make it through his "Greatest Hits" then I highly recommend "Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need," followed by "Dave Barry is Not Making This Up."
You can't go wrong with any of his books, but I found the 3 mentioned to be the funniest.
Even now with new operating systems and a much changed computing environment, much of what Dave writes about absolutely deflates intellectual fluff. For example, I copied the first page of one chapter on how to install a computer. The first instruction is "find Valium" and I gave this to a friend who was – – guess what – – installing computer. Talk about laughing out loud
I might have to find some Valium for myself before I attempt to install Windows 8
My husband knows I am reading this when he can hear me laughing from the other room.