Dave Barry

Stream On: Author! When writers were funny—James Thurber and Dave Barry

“Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.” (Groucho Marx) “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” (J.D. Salinger)
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Bradenton Herald

Dave Barry: Fellow Floridians, beware of toilet lizards and rising iguana aggression

We need to talk about the lizards. I think they’re up to something. Here in South Florida we’re accustomed to lizards, of course; they’re everywhere. When I moved here decades ago, the lizards were one of the things I had to adjust to, along with the hurricanes, the 250 percent humidity, and the fact that Miami drivers actually speed up for stop signs.
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Coeur d'Alene Press

Dave Barry and Barry Goldwater aren't wrong

Today is typically Tax Day across the U.S. However, because of the IRS offices in Washington, D.C., being closed to observe Emancipation Day — a locally recognized holiday — the taxpaying deadline is pushed back to Monday, April 18. Appreciate the irony. Procrastinators get a little more elbow...

KATU 60th Anniversary: Dave Barry on The Exploding Whale

The spectacle of the state of Oregon blowing up a dead whale on a beach in Florence in 1970 is known worldwide. But it may not have become the phenomenon that it is today without the help of humor columnist Dave Barry. He joined us to share why it's a story he loves and how it's still so popular even more than 50 years later.

Dave Barry Dishes on his Native Westchester

Armonk native Dave Barry knows funny. In fact, it’s his job. The humorist wrote a weekly column for the Miami Herald for more than 20 years, with his wit and prose earning him a Pulitzer in 1988. Barry has since published more than 30 books and even had a sitcom based on his life.

Dave Barry will speak for Town hall on Feb. 7

SARASOTA — Ringling College Library Association announces that Paul Nicklen has had to cancel his appearance on Feb. 7 but is happy to announce that Dave Barry will take the Town Hall stage in his place at the same time and place. A prolific author, award-winning journalist and celebrated...

LETTER: Dave Barry year in review was a classic

Dave Barry’s Dec. 26 Year In Review was the best ever. There couldn’t have been a better description of 2021. Mr. Barry writes what few — or any — journalists still remaining in the business are able or willing to write. I’m saving this story to share and just for a reminder of the year as it really was. Thanks to the Review-Journal for publishing it.

DAVE BARRY: At least it was better than 2020 — sorta

Is there anything positive we can say about 2021? ■ Yes. We can say that it was marginally better than 2020. ■ Granted, this is not high praise. It’s like saying that somebody is marginally nicer than Hitler. But it’s something. ■ What was better about 2021? For one thing, people finally emerged from their isolated pandemic cocoons and started connecting with others. Granted, the vast majority of the people who connected with us this year wanted to discuss our car’s extended warranty. But still.
Hastings Tribune

Dave Barry year in review column

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Amy Tan Talks Family History, Teaching a MasterClass, and Being in a Band With Dave Barry at The Sonoma Valley Author’s Festival

Here’s something you may not know. Dave Barry and Amy Tan are in a band. Yep. The beloved humorist and newspaper columnist who kept us chuckling over the years and the incredibly talented novelist famous for bringing to the page and the big screen stories of women in the Chinese American community joined together to offer their musical stylings. This is actually old news; almost 30 year old news. The band, made up of authors, is called the Rock Bottom Remainders, and also includes Matt Groening of The Simpsons, and, as Barry describes him, “one person horror industry Stephen King.”