Dave Barry

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Biography

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 25 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.

A prolific writer, Barry has written a number of short but harmful books, including Babies and Other Hazards of Sex and Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort of History of the United States. His books, including Dave Barry Turns 50, Dave Barry is from Mars and Venus, Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs, Dave Barry in Cyberspace, Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys, Dave Barry Turns 40, Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down, and Big Trouble, and Tricky Business and Boogers Are My Beat: More Lies, but Some Actual Journalism have been hailed by the critics as containing a tremendous amount of white space. His latest book is titled Dave Barry's Money Secrets.

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.

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