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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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3. Sale of kidneys
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 ›
If you have a heart condition, I do not recommend this book. You will likely laugh so hard that you actually die. That said, if you think that you may die soon anyways, it is probably a good way to go. In which case, I do highly recommend this book to you, and also, rest in peace.
In this book, Dave Barry pokes a ridiculous amount of fun at one Suze Orman, who is apparently some sort of money expert who has written about 100 books about how to be rich without getting a better job. Someone had to do it, and I'm glad Dave stepped up to the plate!
Whenever he is kidding, he puts a picture of Suze Orman into the book.
That's all you need to know. Now buy it.
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One of the funniest books I've ever read. It's rare that I laugh out loud to text, but this has been an exception.Published 6 months ago by Matt Kramer
Not the best Dave Barry and it's pretty short for the money, but there are enough laughs to make it worthwhilePublished 12 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 13 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 13 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 14 months ago by Kindle Customer