Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster)

Life Lessons and Other Ravings from Dave Barry
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Product Number: Z09376
Released: Mar 17, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490647104
Narrator/s: Dave Barry
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An uproariously funny examination of what one generation can teach to another-or not-from the Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times-bestselling author of You Can Date Boys When You're Forty and Insane City. During the course of living (mumble, mumble) years, Dave Barry has gained much wisdom* (*actual wisdom not guaranteed) and he is eager to pass it on-to the next generation, the generation after that, and to those idiots who make driving to the grocery store in Florida a death-defying experience. In brilliant, brand-new, never-before-published pieces, Dave passes on home truths to his new grandson and to his daughter, Sophie (who will be getting her learner's permit in 2015, the thought of which scares Dave silly). He explores the hometown of his youth, when all the men went to the city in suits and hats but still seemed to be having un-Mad Men-like fun, and how they turned into the neurotic hover-parents of today. He dives into everything from Google Glass (bottom line: "You feel like an idiot") to why men hate birthdays and anniversaries; from How to Speak Spanish to firsthand accounts of the soccer craziness of Brazil and the just-plain-crazy craziness of Putin's Russia, and a lot more besides. By the end, if you do not feel wiser, richer in knowledge, and more attuned to the universe.it wouldn't be surprising. But you'll have had a lot to laugh about!

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Author(s): Dave Barry
Awards:New York Times Bestseller

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Author(s): Dave Barry
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"Humorist Dave Barry uses a conversational style and an even pace to deliver his collection of humorous wit, wisdom, and advice on life, travel, children, parenting, and more. He seamlessly transitions through hilarious reflections regarding his 15-year-old daughter's 2015 driving learner's permit, how-to projects, his love of soccer, traveling to Brazil for the World Cup, and his trip to Russia (although the essay on Russia is long and tedious). Older listeners will enjoy his smart portrayal of generational parenting skills, which contrasts past generations who didn't fret over their children with modern parents who do. He draws listeners emotionally close when he reads the poignant letter to his newborn grandson that completes this well-done audiobook, more in tune with yesteryear than today. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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