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Author Dave BarryDave Barry was born in 1947 in Armonk, New York. He was rather prophetically elected to the near-holy office of class clown during high school, and things only got worse from there. He earned a degree in English from Haverford College, and a few years later began working as a reporter and humor columnist at a local newspaper.

Barry worked for a while teaching writing to business people, and as a copy editor, but was inevitably drawn back into being funny full time. He returned to writing humor columns--a few years later his column was nationally syndicated, and in 1988 he won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. A decade later, Barry's first book was published, and he has now written an absurd number of humorous non-fiction volumes as well as a slightly smaller number of novels, which, annoyingly, are also funny.

Barry continued writing columns until 2004, when he reduced his newspaper-related responsibilities to make more time for his family. He continued writing other content, and writing books. His work earned him the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2005.
Two of Barry's books inspired the CBS sitcom Dave's World, which ran for 4 seasons, and a couple of his books have been adapted to film.

When not writing, Barry enjoys making music and spending time with his family and dogs. He lives in Miami.

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Lessons From Lucy
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Best State Ever
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Worst Night Ever
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Worst Class Trip Ever
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Live Right and Find Happiness
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You Can Date Boys When You're Forty
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You Can Date Boys When You're Forty by Dave Barry
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Lunatics | Barry, Dave & Zweibel, Alan | Double-Signed 1st Edition Barry, Dave & Zweibel, Alan | Lunatics | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book  2012 NY: Putnam First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by both authors. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Best. State. Ever. | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Best. State. Ever. | Signed First Edition Copy

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Big Trouble | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Big Trouble | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1999 NY: Putnam  First edition, first printing, mint/new unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Dave Barry's first novel.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Big Trouble | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Big Trouble | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1999 NY: Putnam  First edition, later printing, mint/new unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Dave Barry's first novel.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Big Trouble | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Big Trouble | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1999 NY: Putnam  First edition, later printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked. Dave Barry's first novel.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Big Trouble | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Big Trouble | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1999 NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons First edition, first printing, fine in a near-fine (price clipped) dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Boogers Are My Beat | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Boogers Are My Beat | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 2003 NY: Crown First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dave Barry Does Japan | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Dave Barry Does Japan | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1992 NY: Random House  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dave Barry In Cyberspace | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Dave Barry In Cyberspace | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1996 NY: Crown  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dave Barry In Cyberspace | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Dave Barry In Cyberspace | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1996 NY: Crown  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dave Barry is From Mars and Venus | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Dave Barry is From Mars and Venus | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1997 NY: Crown  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1994 NY: Crown Publishing Group  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dave Barry Talks Back | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Dave Barry Talks Back | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1991 NY: Crown  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dave Barry's History of the Millenium | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Dave Barry's History of the Millenium | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 2007 NY: Putnam First Edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1991 NY: Fawcett Columbine First edition, first printing, fine in a near-fine (price clipped) dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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I'll Mature When I'm Dead | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | I'll Mature When I'm Dead | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book May 2010 NY: Penguin Group  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Insane City | Barry, Dave | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Barry, Dave | Insane City | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Insane City | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Insane City | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  January 2013 NY: Putnam  First edition, first printing, near-fine in a near-fine (minor bump upper spine) dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog by Dave Barry | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Lessons from Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. April 2019 NY: Simon & Schuster First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Live Right and Find Happiness | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Live Right and Find Happiness | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. March 2015 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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My Teenage Son's Goal in Life is to Make Me Feel 3,500 Years Old | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | My Teenage Son's Goal in Life is to Make Me Feel 3,500 Years Old | Signed First Edition Copy

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Tricky Business | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Tricky Business | Signed First Edition Copy

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Worst Class Trip Ever, The | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Worst Class Trip Ever, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. May 2015 NY:  Disney-Hyperion First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Worst Night Ever | Barry, Dave | Signed Barry, Dave | Worst Night Ever | Signed

Author Signed ARC. 2016 NY: Disney Hyperion Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Worst Night Ever, The | Barry, Dave | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Barry, Dave | Worst Night Ever, The | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

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You Can Date Boys When You're Forty | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | You Can Date Boys When You're Forty | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. March 2014 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Bridge to Neverland, The | Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | Double-Signed 1st Edition Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | Bridge to Neverland, The | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book.  August 2011 NY: Disney  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by both authors. Every dust jacket is placed in acid-free archival quality acetate.

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Neverland: Cave of the Dark Wind | Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | Double-Signed 1st Edition Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | Neverland: Cave of the Dark Wind | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book  2007 NY: Disney Press  First edition, first printing, fine, fine in pictorial boards, no dust jacket as issued, signed by BOTH authors, remainder marked.

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Neverland: Cave of the Dark Wind | Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | Double-Signed 1st Edition Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | Neverland: Cave of the Dark Wind | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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Neverland: Escape from The Carnivale | Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | Double-Signed 1st Edition Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | Neverland: Escape from The Carnivale | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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Neverland: Escape from The Carnivale | Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | Double-Signed 1st Edition Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | Neverland: Escape from The Carnivale | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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Peter and the Shadow Thieves | Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | Double-Signed 1st Edition Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | Peter and the Shadow Thieves | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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Peter and the Shadow Thieves | Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | Peter and the Shadow Thieves | First Edition Copy

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Peter and the Starcatchers | Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | Double-Signed 1st Edition Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | Peter and the Starcatchers | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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Peter and the Sword of Mercy | Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | Double-Signed 1st Edition Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | Peter and the Sword of Mercy | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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Science Fair | Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | Double-Signed 1st Edition Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | Science Fair | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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Dave Barry Bibliography


Non-Fiction

  • The Taming of the Screw - 1983
  • Babies and Other Hazards of Sex: How to Make a Tiny Person in Only 9 Months With Tools You Probably Have Around the House - 1984
  • Stay Fit and Healthy Until You're Dead - 1985
  • Claw You Way to the Top: How to Become the Head of a Major Corporation in Roughly a Week - 1986
  • Dave Barry's Guide to Marriage and/or Sex - 1987
  • Homes and Other Black Holes - 1988
  • Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort of History of the United States - 1989
  • Dave Barry Turns 40 - 1990
  • Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need - 1991
  • Dave Barry Talks Back
  • Dave Barry's Guide to Life - 1991
  • Dave Barry Does Japan - 1992
  • Dave Barry's Gift Guide to End All Gift Guides - 1994
  • Dave Barry is Not Making this Up
  • Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys - 1996
  • Dave Barry in Cyberspace - 1996
  • Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs - 1997
  • Dave Barry's Greatest Hit
  • Dave Barry Slept Here
  • Dave Barry is from Mars and Venus
  • Dave Barry Turns 50 - 1998
  • Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need
  • Home and Other Black Holes
  • Dave Barry is Not Taking This Sitting Down
  • Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway: A Vicious and Unprovoked Attack on Our Most Cherished Political Institutions - 2001
  • "My Teenage Son's Goal in Life is to Make Me Feel 3,500 Years Old" and Other Thoughts On Parenting From Dave Barry - 2001
  • "The Greatest Invention in the History of Mankind is Beer" And Other Manly Insights From Dave Barry - 2001
  • Dave Barry on Dads - 2007
  • Boogers Are My Beat
  • Dave Barry's Money Secrets - 2006
  • Dave Barry's History of the Millennium (So Far) - 2007
  • I'll Mature When I'm Dead - 2010
  • You Can Date Boys When You're Forty - 2014
  • Live Right and Find Happiness - 2015
  • Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland - 2016
  • Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog - October 2018

Fiction

  • Big Trouble - 1999
  • Tricky Business - 2002
  • Peter and the Starcatchers - 2004 (with Ridley Pearson)
  • Peter and the Shadow Thieves - 2006 (with Ridley Pearson)
  • Escape from the Carnivale - 2006 (with Ridley Pearson)
  • The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog - 2006
  • Peter and the Secret of Rundoon - 2007 (with Ridley Pearson)
  • Cave of the Dark Wind - 2007 (with Ridley Pearson)
  • Science Fair - 2008 (with Ridley Pearson)
  • Peter and the Sword of Mercy - 2009 (with Ridley Pearson)
  • Blood Tide - 2008 (with Ridley Pearson)
  • The Bridge to Neverland - 2011 (with Ridley Pearson)
  • Lunatics - 2012 (with Alan Zweibel)
  • Insane City - 2013
  • Worst Class Trip Ever - 2015
  • Worst Night Ever - 2016

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