Boogers Are My Beat

Boogers Are My Beat

More Lies, but Some Actual Journalism

Book - 2003
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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. InBoogers 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 Downand the novelsBig TroubleandTricky Business, were national bestsellers. He lives in Miami, Floriduh. Also available as an eBook
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2003
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9781400047574
1400047579
Branch Call Number: 814.54 Barry 3558
Characteristics: xi, 243 p. :,ill

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This is a collection of his newspaper columns from 2000 to 2003. Most are funny but a bit dated (Remember hanging chads?). His last two are on the 9/11 events and really change the tone of the book, not in a good way. Remember… "Dave Barry" can be rearranged to spell "Brave Yard".

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Sep 10, 2012

Dave Barry is his usual funny self. It took awhile for his funny side to appear, which is unusual. but finally, he had me laughing a lot. The end was serious, because for some reason his editor(s) or whomever told him to write about some of the 9-11 events, which I feel doesn't belong in a humor book. The book was great, except for that part.

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