A brilliantly funny exploration of the twin mysteries of parenthood and families from the Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times–bestselling author of Insane City.
In his New York Times–bestselling I’ll Mature When I’m Dead, Dave Barry embarked on the treacherous seas of adulthood, to hilarious results. What comes next? Parenthood, of course, and families.
In uproarious, brand-new pieces, Barry tackles everything from family trips, bat mitzvah parties and dating (he’s serious about that title: “When my daughter can legally commence dating—February 24, 2040—I intend to monitor her closely, even if I am deceased”) to funeral instructions (“I would like my eulogy to be given by William Shatner”), the differences between male and female friendships, the deeper meaning of Fifty Shades of Grey, and a father’s ultimate sacrifice: accompanying his daughter to a Justin Bieber concert (“It turns out that the noise teenaged girls make to express happiness is the same noise they would make if their feet were being gnawed off by badgers”).
Let’s face it: families not only enrich our lives every day, they drive us completely around the bend. Thank goodness we have Dave Barry as our guide!
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Dave Barry is a really funny guy. I couldn't stop laughing.
Dave Barry Hasn't Lost it Yet
He's 65, and yet he writes like someone half his age! So, if hilarious essays by a 32-1/2-year-old are your cup of tea, dunk this book in hot water and stir. (But not the Kindle version, please.)
You Can Date Boys When You're Forty
This book started out strong with typical Dave Berry humor. It became boring when he wrote about how to become a writer. It had nothing to do with the humor about his family or raising a daughter. Also, the book ended abruptly, and was too short for the money. A disappointment.