Dave Barry

A Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist at The Miami Herald and the author of 26 very funny books.

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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.

The Wit and Wisdom of Dave Barry

No two speeches of humorist Dave Barry's are exactly the same. Barry brings his hilarious sense of humor to your stage and offers up his wacky point of view on relationships, work, kids, technology, and life in general.

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Insane City
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Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort of History of the United States
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Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys
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Dave Barry’s Greatest Hits
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Dave Barry’s Money Secrets : Like: Why Is There a Giant Eyeball on the Dollar?
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- | Community Foundation of Broward

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