The Crying Game Don't Gimme No Lip Child Not Fade Away vsn 1 You Better Move On Diddley Daddy Studio vsn Not Fade Away vsn 2 Ella Speed Go On Home Everybody Tries God Bless The Child On The Other Side of Town Go Home Girl My Last Date James Infirmary Just A Little Bit Rider Don't Make Fun of Me One Heart Between Two You're Gonna Need Somebody If You Need Me Little Things Why Don't They Understand He's With You Always Always Yesterday's Love Song This Strange Effect Now I'm Gonna Take You There You Just Don't Know If You Wait For Love Hidden The structure of the columns vary, with some of the later ones taking the form of interviews or letter responses.
As a person I'm old enough to have read many Dave Barry columns the first time around, but young enough not to have read any of the essays in this collection before.
As a person who can remember that events like the Iran-Contra scandal did occur, but don't really remember anything about them, this book has made the transition from being outdated to actually historical. There's one of his "end-of-year" review essays that I thought was particularly illuminating. These columns also gave me a better understanding a kind of Reagan-era conservatism, which highlights a few particularly ill-thought expenditures, such as metric road signs, as a basis for taking a strong anti-tax position without much thought to the overall consequences.
There was one notable exception, an off-hand comparison of the privatization of national lands to the deregulation of the airlines. This gave me a bit more historical insight that the "review" of national parks and monuments for privatization is not truly unprecedented. Overall, there are some good jokes and you'll learn a thing or two about the events and attitudes of the United States in the s.
Dave Barry is funny as a stitch in time. Those who appreciate the exaggerated metaphors of David Barry will certainly appreciate this book. Others be aware. Thank you Dave for making light of what should be made later. Jan 25, Josh rated it it was amazing Shelves: humor. Then I found this. And it made me laugh, sometimes very hard. What more can you ask for?
While parts of this haven't aged well, the majority is still just as funny to me as it was when it was helping shape my sense of humor as a teenager. Dec 20, Amy rated it liked it Shelves: humor. Some of the essays held up better than others since they were mostly from the 80s , but I definitely laughed out loud many times. I like that the stories are short, only a few pages each, so you can read a few whenever you need a laugh. Jul 23, Judy rated it liked it.
Bought at a thrift store and read in bursts when I needed something lighthearted. Some of it was laugh out loud funny and some was eye-rolling juvenile funny. Younger readers might not be able to relate to the 80's issues, but many of the columns are relevant anytime. Jul 30, Elisabeth Warner rated it it was ok. I like Dave Barry's humor, but in this book it is very outdated. I don't understand his humor because he talks about issues from the 80s and earlier! Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
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