Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down

Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down Pulitzer Prize winning humorist Dave Barry is a pretty amiable guy But lately he s been getting a little worked up What could make a mild mannered man of words so hot under the collar Well a lot of

  • Title: Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down
  • Author: Dave Barry
  • ISBN: 9780345444097
  • Page: 319
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pulitzer Prize winning humorist Dave Barry is a pretty amiable guy But lately, he s been getting a little worked up What could make a mild mannered man of words so hot under the collar Well, a lot of things like bad public art, Internet millionaires, SUVs, Regis Philbin and even bigger problems, like The slower than deceased livestock left lane drivers who apparePulitzer Prize winning humorist Dave Barry is a pretty amiable guy But lately, he s been getting a little worked up What could make a mild mannered man of words so hot under the collar Well, a lot of things like bad public art, Internet millionaires, SUVs, Regis Philbin and even bigger problems, like The slower than deceased livestock left lane drivers who apparently believe that the right lane is sacred and must never come in direct contact with tires The parent misery quotient of last minute school science fair projects Day trading and other careers that never require you to take off your bathrobe The plague of the low flow toilets, which is so bad that even in Miami, where you can buy drugs just by opening your front door and yelling Hey I want some crack, you can t even sell your first born to get a normal flushing toiletDave Barry is not taking any of this sitting down He s going to stand up for the rights of all Americans against ridiculously named specialty chino coffees and the IRS Just as soon as he gets the darn toilet flushed.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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    1. Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-Winning syndicated columnist and humorist based in the Miami Herald. This particular collection of 72 of his columns, published in 2000, was recommended in the Humor Section of The Ultimate Reading List. That's why I tried this--I'm not really a fan of joke or humor books in general, and this didn't do much to change that. Barry is funny. I did often grin madly and quietly snicker, and it takes a lot to get even that much of rise out of me from a book, and it happe [...]

    2. A collection of columns. I injured my throat laughing at one of them, so I don't know if I should recommend it or not.[F]or a moment I was afraid that they were just regular beans, and that I was being ripped off.Then I thought: What kind of world is this when you worry that people might be ripping you off by selling you coffee that was NOT pooped out by a weasel?So anyway, I ground the beans up and brewed the coffee and drank some. You know how sometimes, when you're really skeptical about some [...]

    3. Since Dave Barry is best in column-sized doses, collections of his columns like this one make excellent bathroom reading. Admittedly, it's possible I'm being subconsciously influenced by the cover.

    4. Humor columnist Dave Barry doing what Dave Barry does. He was one of my favorite writers when I was in high school, and this is a great collection of his essays.

    5. Dave Barry is so good at what he does that I found it frustrating to laugh so hard and then fail so miserably when trying to retell his stuff to my wife.

    6. Another great book from Dave Barry. If you need a good laugh, don't hesitate to pick up this book or any of the other books he's written. A gem of a funny book!

    7. It's refreshing to read a humor book where the author doesn't feel the need to use foul language to make it funnier. Dave Barry is hilarious. I can't wait to read more. Thank you Valerie!

    8. Ever read a comedic column in the newspaper? Wonderful! Just do that for 230 pages and you've read the book. Dave Barry is amusing. I will give credit where credit is due. But, reading his humor in book form is akin to having sushi for every meal. It's fun for a minute, then it just turns into a chore. This book became a chore. Sure, I could have put it down. But, my reading goal! So, yeah. It's great as a bathroom reader, because it's not like you're going to get caught up in a plot point. 5 st [...]

    9. This was a treat.It had been years since I had read a Dave Barry book, and now I remember why I used to refer to his books as the first line of defense in the War on Depression. Also, I like very silly things; and, for me, Mr. Barry is a master of writing things that are exceedingly silly but not annoyingly so.

    10. Funny book. Yes, I laughed out loud in spots. On rare occasions it was a little slow, but the funny areas more than made up for it. Probably not the most mature humor, but maybe that's why I found it funny!

    11. most of the columns are very funny. Somewhat dated topics, but that is what I get for reading it long after it was written!

    12. I broke my foot, so I sat around and read a lot this week. Dave Barry is the funniest guy ever. I cannot get through a single column without guffawing at something. It's humor good for healing.

    13. Dave Barry is nothing but good, clean fun. This collection of his essays had me laughing from beginning to end. Highly recommended.

    14. This is one of many collections of humor columns published by Dave Barry over the years. Most of them were written a few years (translate: a few Presidencies) ago, but that didn't make them any less funny for me. Some of my favorite humorists (SJ Perelman, PG Wodehouse, Initial Initial Whatchamacallit) use a lot of word play. Barry relies more on exaggeration, non sequiturs, and a keen eye and ear for the ridiculous. For the last of these he often gives credit to "alert reader Joe Blow" who brou [...]

    15. There are three types of people: Those who love Dave Barry, those who hate Dave Barry, and those who think that he's related to Marion Barry (we'll call those youngsters). I happen to fall into the love Dave Barry group. His ability to take segues and non sequiturs on a weekly basis and make them work well, works for me. Sometimes, he focuses on a subject too long, but - as a weekly newspaper columnist - that can be forgiven. He covers 'sensitive' issues such as low-flow toilets and radioactive [...]

    16. As always, Barry is a delight, and proves himself to be one of the funniest writers that I know of.Reading so many brief columns in quick succession becomes a tad tiresome by the end, but the frequent change in topic keeps the collection interesting. The format also allows one to notice the recurring jokes that Barry likes to employ throughout his pieces, from labelling particularly weird phrases as good names for a rock band and poking fun at Leonardi DiCaprio and Fran Drescher, to responding t [...]

    17. I laughed several times reading the first few columns, but realized that aside from a vague distaste for golf and co-workers, and an appreciation for the Red Cross, I it was just washing through my mind, without leaving much impression at all. I stopped reading (quite rare for me), although ironically the next book in my stack was Myth-Fortunes Myth Adventures 19, hardly a substantial work of prose.

    18. So, two weeks ago, I reviewed 1984 and gave it a mere two stars. And that, combined with my 4-star rating here, makes me afraid that you're going to judge me as being a stupid dummy with a low IQ. But in order to move on with my life, I have to bury my head in the sand and pretend that I don't care what you think! So there!Anyway, this book sure is funny. I laughed a lot. A bit out-dated because it's copyright 2000, but still very funny. I recommend it to people who like funny things.The end.

    19. This was a pretty funny little mash up of articles by Dave Barry. I have to say, it didn't have me rolling on the floor laughing out loud like "Dave Barry hits below the Beltway", but, overall it was a pretty good book.Typical Dave Barry, lots of potty humor and some funny but poignant Bill Clinton quips. If you're looking for something light and fast, this is a good book

    20. First book of Dave Barry that I picked up I fell a lot from the chair, the bed and what have you while reading this Another guy like Bill Bryson who has a good sense of humour I think a lot of his books have some of the most outrageously hilarious titles After the first book I'm tempted that most of them may also contain the most outrageously hilarious content too

    21. Humor columnists should not write books. I will admit that some bits were funny, and that was why I picked this up. But I had to drag my cranial wadding through a lot of frivolous drival to get to the good stuff. I could get the same action with a mediocre podcast.

    22. This is a random collection of Dave Barry's articles. It's funny and ironically, a great one to keep in your bathroom.

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