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(Books are listed in no particular order because that's how I roll.)

Best. State. Ever. A Florida man defends his homeland. (2016) - by Dave Barry From Amazon.com: We never know what will happen next in Florida. We know only that, any minute now, something will. Every few months, Dave Barry gets a call from some media person wanting to know, “What the hell is wrong with Florida?” Somehow, the state’s acquired an image as a subtropical festival of stupid, and as a loyal Floridian, Dave begs to differ. Sure, there was the 2000 election. And people seem to take their pants off for no good reason. And it has flying insects the size of LeBron James. But it is a great state, and Dave is going to tell you why. Join him as he celebrates Florida from Key West at the bottom to whatever it is that’s at the top, from the Sunshine State’s earliest history to the fun-fair of weirdness that it is today.
The Worst Class Trip Ever (2015) - by Dave Barry From the book cover: Eighth grader Wyatt Palmer is winging his way north from Miami, Florida, to Washington, D.C., along with his classmates. Wyatt's primary goal during the class trip is to not embarrass himself in front of the girl of his dreams-Suzana. His intentions are crushed almost immediately when Wyatt and his best friend, Matt, are seated in front of two men behaving rather suspiciously. Combine a bunch of thirteenĀ­-year-old boys and a perceived threat and wind up with kids in a heap of troubleā€”not just with their teachers, who have lost patience with them, but with the mysterious men from Row 11.
Peter and the Starcatchers (2004) - with Ridley Pearson First book in the Peter and the Starcatchers series.
Peter and the Shadow Thieves (2006) - with Ridley Pearson Second book in the Peter and the Starcatchers series.
Peter and the Secret of Rundoon (2007) - with Ridley Pearson Third book in the Peter and the Starcatchers series.
Peter and the Sword of Mercy (2009) - with Ridley Pearson Fourth book in the Peter and the Starcatchers series.
The Bridge to Never Land (2011) - with Ridley Pearson Fifth (and last, so far) book in the Peter and the Starcatchers series.
Escape from the Carnivale: A Never Land Book (2006) - with Ridley Pearson Neverland book #1.
Science Fair (2008) - with Ridley Pearson A book for kids 10 and older.
Cave of the Dark Wind (2007) - with Ridley Pearson Neverland book #2.
The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog (2006) Fiction
Lunatics (2012) - with Alan Zweibel Fiction
Insane City (2013) Fiction
Tricky Business (2003) Fiction
Big Trouble (1999) (Also now a movie!) Dave's fiction debut.
Walt Disney's Peter Pan (2009) - with Ridley Pearson In this picture book, Dave and Ridley take a fresh look at the Peter Pan characters.
Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster): Life Lessons and Other Ravings from Dave Barry (2015) A collection of new essays.
You Can Date Boys When You're Forty: Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little About (2014) A collection of new essays.
I'll Mature When I'm Dead (2010) A collection of mostly new essays.
Dave Barry's History of the Millennium (So Far) (2007) A collection of Year-In-Review essays, from 2000-2006.
Dave Barry's Money Secrets (2006) Dave explains the U.S. economy, how to make money in the stock market, how to minimize your federal taxes, and more.
Boogers Are My Beat (2004) A collection of essays.
Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway (2002) Dave's guide to American politics.
Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down (2001) A collection of essays.
Dave Barry Turns 50 (1999) What to expect when you turn 50.
Dave Barry Turns 40 (1991) Dave tells you what to expect when you turn 40.
Dave Barry Is from Mars and Venus (1998) A collection of his newspaper columns.
Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs (2012) Like other consumer products, Dave Barry's books just keep getting smaller and smaller. (See "Consumers from Mars," Dave Barry is Not Making This Up.) This latest is less than 100 pages, with about 12 words on each page, and what's more, they're mostly words we've already read either in his column or in Dave Barry is Not Making This Up. But - and this is the important part - IT DOESN'T MATTER. Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs is still cause for convulsions and excessive salivation. I have no doubt that Mr. Barry will someday haved honed his craft to the point he will be able to cause major bodily disruptions with a mere syllable, molecule or quark, which will be the funniest quark in the world and we will rush out to buy it for $20,000 and feel well rewarded. In the meantime, buy this book. And thank you, Mr. Barry, for the "chapter" Songs Women Really Hate. -Leah Casner
Dave Barry in Cyberspace (1997) Dave's been using computers and surfing the web for years. He give you tips on both in this book.
Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys (1996) (Also now a movie!) This book will give insight to both men and women about why guys are the way they are.
Homes and Other Black Holes (2000) Read this before you buy a home.
Dave Barry's Guide to Marriage and/or Sex (1987) A relationship book that covers everything from meeting the right person to divorcing them.
Dave Barry's Bad Habits (1993) A collection of his newspaper columns.
Claw Your Way to the Top (1986) How to be successful in the business world.
Stay Fit and Healthy Until You're Dead (1985) Everything you need to know about nutrition, exercise, and more.
Babies and Other Hazards of Sex: How to Make a Tiny Person in Only 9 Months, with Tools You Probably Have Around the House (2000) Read this before you decide to have a child. If it's too late for that, read it now.
The Taming of the Screw (1983) A Do-It-Yourself book in which Dave shares advice and knowledge about several household topics.
Dave Barry is NOT Making This Up (1995) A collection of his newspaper columns.
Dave Barry Does Japan (1993) Dave travels to Japan and describes his trip as only he can.
Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need (1999) Travel tips from Dave.
Dave Barry Talks Back (1992) A collection of his newspaper columns.
Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort Of History Of The United States (1997) In this book, Dave applies his own unique humor to the parody-textbook style mined a generation ago by Richard Armour. This book seems to draw a lot of inspiration from Armour, even to the fake "discussion questions" at the end of each chapter. The book is a blow-by-blow account of American History, skipping the dull parts and making the dates easy to remember (they're all October 8). It holds to the same scrupulous standard of accuracy as Dave's other books; for example, we learn that the little girl who suggested that Abraham Lincoln grow a beard later suggested that he wear mascara, rouge and a simple string of pearls. "Fortunately," continues Dave, "just then the Civil War broke out." The book also contains considerable mention of THE HAWLEY-SMOOT TARIFF not because Dave has anything to say about it, but just because he likes the way THE HAWLEY-SMOOT TARIFF looks in big bold letters. This is among Dave's best work, and leaves the reader wanting more. Highly recommended. -John I. Carney
Dave Barry's Greatest Hits (1997) A collection of his newspaper columns.
   
Books With Contributions By Dave Barry
Naked Came The Manatee (1997) Dave started this entertaining novel by writing chapter one. Carl Hiaasen (Editor), Dave Barry, Elmore Leonard, Edna Buchanan, James W. Hall (Contributors)
The Dogs of Our Lives (1995)

Louise Goodyear Murray (Editor). Includes "Taking the Zip Out of Zippy" by Dave Barry (Proceeds benefit the Humane Society)

The Putt at the End of the World (2000) Dave wrote chapter seven of this suspenseful but humorous novel. Les Standiford (Editor), Dave Barry, Richard Bausch, Ridley Pearson, Lee K. Abbott, James Crumley, Tim O'Brien (Contributors)
Hard Listening: The Greatest Rock Band Ever (Of Authors)Tells All (2014) (Enhanced edition; Available as an eBook, only.) An inside look at the band Rock Bottom Remainders, made up of Dave Barry, Stephen King, Scott Turow, and other well-known authors.
 
 
 

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