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Dave Barry

Autor(a) de Peter and the Starcatchers

98+ Works 34,932 Membros 899 Reviews 94 Favorited

About the Author

Dave Barry was born in Armonk, New York on July 3, 1947. He received an English degree from Haverford College in 1969. His early attempts at small-town journalism for the Daily Local News in West Chester, Pennsylvania, were directed towards local matters, such as zoning and sewage. In 1975, he mostrar mais briefly attempted to teach business writing to business people. Since then, he has worked as a professional humorist. For many years he wrote a newspaper column that appeared in more than 500 newspapers and for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. He is the author of numerous fiction, nonfiction, and young adult books. His novels include Big Trouble, Tricky Business, Lunatics, and Insane City. His nonfiction works include Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys, Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort of History of the United States, I'll Mature When I'm Dead, You Can Date Boys When You're Forty: Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little About, and Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer Is Much Faster): Life Lessons and Other Ravings from Dave Barry. His young adult books include the Starcatchers series and the Never Land series. Dave Barry's title, Best. State. Ever, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist. His recent novel, "Big Trouble," spent several months on the "New York Times" best-seller list, & his most recent nonfiction book, "Dave Barry Turns 50," was also a national best-seller. Dave lives in Miami, Florida. (Publisher Provided) mostrar menos

Inclui os nomes: Dave Bary, Dave Barry, Dave Barry

Séries

Obras de Dave Barry

Peter and the Starcatchers (2004) 6,128 cópias
Peter and the Shadow Thieves (2006) 2,735 cópias
Big Trouble (1999) 1,986 cópias
Peter and the Secret of Rundoon (2007) 1,954 cópias
Dave Barry's Greatest Hits (1988) 1,152 cópias
Tricky Business (2002) 1,022 cópias
Peter and the Sword of Mercy (2004) 953 cópias
Dave Barry Does Japan (1992) 802 cópias
Dave Barry in Cyberspace (1996) 793 cópias
Naked Came the Manatee (1997) — Contribuinte — 676 cópias
Dave Barry Talks Back (1991) 634 cópias
Dave Barry Turns 40 (1990) 615 cópias
Insane City (2013) 467 cópias
Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs (1997) 457 cópias
Dave Barry Turns 50 (1998) 442 cópias
Homes and Other Black Holes (1988) 432 cópias
The Bridge to Never Land (2011) 417 cópias
Science Fair (2008) 404 cópias
Lunatics (2012) 344 cópias
The Worst Class Trip Ever (2015) 285 cópias
Cave of the Dark Wind (2007) — Autor — 281 cópias
The Taming of the Screw (2000) 192 cópias
Swamp Story (2023) 178 cópias
Blood Tide (2008) — Autor — 99 cópias
The Worst Night Ever (2016) 94 cópias
Walt Disney's Peter Pan (2009) 74 cópias
The Best of Dave Barry (1995) 7 cópias
Dave Barry on Dads (2007) 4 cópias
Complete guide to guys (2009) 3 cópias
Dave Barry's Funniest Stuff (1998) 3 cópias
Bad Habits (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
Cantando los cuarenta (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Insane City 1 exemplar(es)
Nosotros, los tios (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
How To Argue Effectively 1 exemplar(es)
Natural Childbirth 1 exemplar(es)
Peter and the Starcatchers Set Books 1-4 (2010) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Passion: Men on Men {audio} — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Swamp Story 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

You Can Never Find a Rickshaw When It Monsoons: The World on One Cartoon a Day (2006) — Prefácio, algumas edições229 cópias
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Contribuinte — 209 cópias
Japan: True Stories of Life on the Road (1998) — Contribuinte — 124 cópias
The Hypochondriac's Guide to Life. And Death. (1998) — Introdução — 92 cópias
In Dog Years I'd Be Dead: Garfield at 25 (1998) — Prefácio — 92 cópias
27 Years of Shoe: World Ends at Ten, Details at Eleven (2004) — Prefácio — 39 cópias
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Slick Hare [1947 animated short film] (1947) — Actor — 4 cópias
What's Up, Doc? [1950 short film] (1950) — Actor — 3 cópias
A Ham in a Role [1949 short film] (1949) — Actor — 3 cópias
Bacall to Arms [1946 animated short film] (1946) — Actor — 3 cópias
The CooCoo Nut Grove [1936 animated short film] (1936) — Actor — 3 cópias
Hare Conditioned [1945 animated short film] (1945) — Actor — 3 cópias
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The Art of Life: An Anthology of Literature about Life and Work (1997) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Curtain Razor [1949 short film] (1949) — Actor — 1 exemplar(es)
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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Barry, David McAlister
Data de nascimento
1947-07-03
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Armonk, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Miami, Florida, USA
Educação
Haverford College (B.A., English, 1969)
Ocupação
columnist
guitarist (Rock Bottom Remainders)
Organizações
Rock Bottom Remainders (band)
The Miami Herald
Tribune Media Services
Premiações
Pulitzer Prize (Commentary, 1988)
Pequena biografia
The New York Times has pronounced Dave Barry "the funniest man in America." But of course that could have been on a slow news day when there wasn't much else fit to print. True, his bestselling collections of columns are legendary, but it is his wholly original books that reveal him as an American icon. Dave Barry Slept Here was his version of American history. Dave Barry Does Japan was a contribution to international peace and understanding from which Japan has not yet fully recovered. Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys is among the best-read volumes in rehab centers and prisons. Raised in a suburb of New York, educated in a suburb of Philadelphia, he lives now in a suburb of Miami. He is not, as he often puts it so poetically, making this up.
Dave's most recent books are "Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland," and "Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog." His next book, "A Field Guide To The Jewish People," which he co-wrote with his friends Adam Mansbach and Alan Zweibel, will be published September 24. Dave is not Jewish, but Adam and Alan are, so it's kosher.

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Resenhas

Awesome origin story for Peter Pan! I liked that he was not born magical, but was just a common boy having uncommon adventures. The romance between Peter and Molly felt a little forced though. IDK, remembering how I operated when I was 12, and not knowing how old Peter actually is... it was a little awkward. They were cute together though. The loyalty of Peter's friends was great. I liked that (even though I kept mixing up their names) the boys were not simply generic friends but each had a clearly delineated personality. Alf: I wish he was a good guy because he's so clever! Black Stache: It's cool to know who Hook was before he was Hook. Fighting Prawn: So bitter, but so interesting!
Good book for late elementary school and middle school kids. I jumped on the bandwagon a little late, but I obviously still enjoyed it. The writing was acceptable. It did some things that peeve me, though- sometimes the same adjective would be used to describe the same thing more than once within the same paragraph, and the edition I read had quite a few typos and missing punctuation marks in it. But I love it for the plot, setting, and characters.
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johanna.florez21 | outras 161 resenhas | May 27, 2024 |
Pretty much a throwaway, Barry gets in a few good lines, but the book is just so tossed-off, it almost hurts to read it. Someone could at least have given Julie London credit for being a singer (and a favorite of Bob Dylan) before she was known as an actress. Hard to argue with most of the choices, however, although some are just more silly than bad. And others were certainly not meant to be taken seriously in the first place. Also, he left out the worst song ever: I Started a Joke by the Bee Gees. "I finally died, which started the whole world living." And the rest is just as bad. (Hey, I love lots of Bee Gees songs, from throughout their career, but there is just something about the tune of this song that even without lyrics would put me in a bad mood.)… (mais)
 
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datrappert | outras 13 resenhas | Apr 24, 2024 |
Laugh out loud funny. A brilliantly funny exploration of the Sunshine State from the man who knows it best: Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times–bestselling author Dave Barry. 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.
 
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bogopea | outras 39 resenhas | Apr 2, 2024 |
Outrageously funny. I would read it again.
 
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Lewis.Noles | outras 54 resenhas | Mar 23, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
98
Also by
68
Membros
34,932
Popularidade
#541
Avaliação
3.8
Resenhas
899
ISBNs
660
Idiomas
12
Favorito
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