Boogers Are My Beat by Dave Barry
More Lies, But Some Actual Journalism from Dave Barry

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The New York Times calls him “the funniest man in America,” and his legions of fans agree, laughing and snorting as they put his books on bestseller lists nationwide.

In Boogers Are My Beat, Dave gives us the real scoop on:

• The scientific search for the world’s funniest joke (you can bet it includes the word “weasel”)
• RV camping in the Wal-Mart parking lot
• Outwitting “smart” kitchen appliances and service contracts
• Elections in Florida (“You can’t spell Florida without ‘duh’”)
• The Olympics, where people from all over the world come together to accuse each other of cheating
• The truth about the Dakotas, the Lone Ranger, and feng shui
• The choice between death and taxes
And much, much more—including some truths about journalism and serious thoughts about 9/11.

Dave Barry won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1988, and his columns are syndicated in more than 500 newspapers. His most recent books, Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down and the novels Big Trouble and Tricky Business, were national bestsellers. He lives in Miami, Floriduh.

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About Dave Barry

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DAVE BARRY's recent bestselling books include his Peter Pan prequels, written with Ridley Pearson; Dave Barry's History of the Millennium (So Far); and I'll Mature When I'm Dead. He lives in Coral Gables, Florida.ALAN ZWEIBEL is an original Saturday Night Live writer, the winner of multiple Emmy Awards for his television work, the Thurber Prize for his novel The Other Shulman, and collaborator with Billy Crystal on the Tony Award–winning play 700 Sundays. He lives in Short Hills, New Jersey.
 
Published September 23, 2003 by Crown Archetype. 256 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Fans may be surprised that the indefatigable comic somehow omitted his name from the title, they will be happy to find “boogers” emblazoned up there on Barry’s latest gathering of columns.

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Oftentimes, the best way to experience a work of humor is to hear it delivered by the author himself, but regrettably, Barry does not lend his voice to this production.

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Dave Barry is a silly man.

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