Friday, May 22, 2009
Book Report: Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need by Dave Barry (1992, 1999)
Now, Dave Barry is a humorist. He oozes absurdity so much he has to wear special clothing to keep from leaving a mess on furniture. Scott Adams can't touch Dave Barry in the sustained funny department.

Smurphy T. Murphy loaned me a copy of Dave Barry's history book in our shared Honors Western Civ class, and I read through it, not but not fast enough to avoid leaving a food stain when I returned it. That was 1989. This book came out in 1992, only three years later, and it's taken me this long to read it.

It's funny, but it's also tragic in a way, because we know how Dave's marriage to Beth will end, so the jokes about her divorcing him might have been funny then, but now they're very sad.

A historical artifact and a funny book. Worth reading.

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