Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and bestselling author of Dave Barry Turns 40 now shows how to age gracefully, taking cues from his beloved and highly intelligent dog, Lucy.
Faced with the obstacles and challenges of life after middle age, Dave Barry turns to his best dog, Lucy, to learn how to live his best life. From “Make New Friends” (an unfortunate fail when he can’t overcome his dislike for mankind) to “Don’t Stop Having Fun” (validating his longtime membership in a marching unit that performs in parades—and even Obama’s inauguration), Dave navigates his later years with good humor and grace. Lucy teaches Dave how to live in the present, how to let go of daily grievances, and how to feel good in your own skin. The lessons are drawn from Dave’s routine humiliations and stream-of-consciousness accounts of the absurdities of daily life, which will leave you heaving with laughter and recognition.
Laugh-out-loud hilarious, whether he’s trying to “Pay Attention to the People You Love” (even when your brain is not listening) or deciding to “Let Go of Your Anger,” Dave Barry’s Lessons From Lucy is a witty and wise guide to joyous living.
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Warning this book may contain happy and sad tear fuelled snot storms.
You’ll laugh a lot because of Dave Barry has a genius gift of putting words in an order that induce genuine laugh out loud moments, not your emoji based LOL’s but real actual laughter from the smarter part of your brain. You might even think about calling a friend you’ve not spoken to for a long time or getting a dog. And then, out of blue, from the first paragraph of the final chapter you’ll find your heart racing as you gasp for air whilst holding back large gulping sobbing tears. Best not to read in public.
LooksLikeWeGotOurselvesAReader is not making this up and is going home to hug his family.
I like Dave Barry ‘s writing. I like it for its simplicity and truth! I don’t normally read “humorous” books, but I like his kindness and compassion I sense through his writing!
If, like me, you’re a dog lover, you will enjoy the tales!