Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down

Version: Unabridged
Author: Dave Barry
Narrator: Dick Hill
Genres: Comedy, Essays & Memoirs
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: October 2000
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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From Dave Barry, Pulitzer Prize-winning, nationally syndicated humor-columnist, comes a hilarious new collection of columns from the writer critics have called "the funniest man in America". You'll hear all about what has been getting Dave Barry all worked up lately. What can possibly induce him to rise up -- yes, actually out of his chair -- in indignation? Well, lots of things. For instance...
-- The plague of the low-flow toilets
-- Day trading and other careers that never require you to take off your bathrobe
-- The parent-misery quotient of school science fairs
-- Pine-sap transfusions for tired Christmas trees
-- The real skinny on the IRS, Donald Trump, the airlines, and so much more.

Author Details

Author Details

Barry, Dave

Dave Barry is a humor columnist. For 25 years he was a syndicated columnist whose work appeared in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. In 1988 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. Many people are still trying to figure out how this happened.

Dave has also written a total of 30 books, although virtually none of them contain useful information. Two of his books were used as the basis for the CBS TV sitcom "Dave's World," in which Harry Anderson played a much taller version of Dave.

Dave plays lead guitar in a literary rock band called the Rock Bottom Remainders, whose other members include Stephen King, Amy Tan, Ridley Pearson and Mitch Albom. They are not musically skilled, but they are extremely loud. Dave has also made many TV appearances, including one on the David Letterman show where he proved that it is possible to set fire to a pair of men's underpants with a Barbie doll.

In his spare time, Dave is a candidate for president of the United States. If elected, his highest priority will be to seek the death penalty for whoever is responsible for making Americans install low-flow toilets.

Dave lives in Miami, Florida, with his wife, Michelle, a sportswriter. He has a son, Rob, and a daughter, Sophie, neither of whom thinks he's funny.