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

Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster): Life Lessons from 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 - best-selling 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 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!

©2015 Dave Barry (P)2015 Recorded Books

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    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 06-08-15
    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 06-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Happiness (at least temporary) found without beer"

    And it's even funnier with a beer. If you're a Barry fan, you will not be disappointed. If you aren't but want some great lessons on condiments and training your dog, spend the credit!

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    Mia Hermine BERKELEY, CA, US 03-11-15
    Mia Hermine BERKELEY, CA, US 03-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "sobbing laughing several times at work"

    also found myself involuntarily writing dryly sarcastic work memos. needless to say I had to explain to all my cubicle neighbors what I was listening to and recommended it highly to them. great ab workout.

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    mack rock 04-23-16
    mack rock 04-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Needed 10 more chapters!"

    Hilarious! And however you say Tinker Bell in Russian! Muck luck? I don't know. ooog!

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    Leona 05-19-15
    Leona 05-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amusing Light Fun"

    I loved listening to Dave Berry reads his funny stories. I think listening instead of reading his material is very satisfying. It is like being at a party and having the best wit all to yourself.

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    Ron 05-16-15
    Ron 05-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Not What I Expected"

    I picked this book up solely due to Dave Barry's appearance on Bill Maher's show. Dave was very funny and plugged his book successfully. I expected to find a book filled with life lessons spun in a humorous manner, however that was rarely the case with this book.

    Perhaps the book just didn't play well on audio book because the "he said", "she said" format that Dave uses throughout the book just didn't play well in spoken word. His chapter about the ridiculous fear mongering on news was the most difficult to get through.

    The best and most useful portion of the book was Barry's section on how modern Western society simply hover around there kids obsessively. The juxtaposition from how Dave was raised in the 60's made for some great comedic writing. This section was easily the best of the book. Dave's segments on his trips to Brazil and Russia were also enjoyable. Lastly, Dave's letter to his grandson at the end of the book was a great way to close the book out.

    In the end my expectations of what I thought the book was going to be and what it turned out to be simply didn't mesh and left me trying to "get through" the book. If book had the social commentary comedic spin of the over parenting section, this review would have been a glowing praise.

    If you are going to give this book a read, try it in the book format as the audio format just didn't play well.

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    James Robbins 04-22-15
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    "Dave Barry is laugh out loud funny!"

    The book was hilarious. Classic Dave making you laugh out loud at life's foibles. Highly recommend this book to all!!!

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    Melinda 03-13-15
    Melinda 03-13-15
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    "I love you Dave Barry, BUT . . ."

    Davey Boy please! No matter how you slice it and serve it up Soccer is b o r I n g! So a whole chapter? Ugh. Spare us.
    And Circumcision!? It's so stupid and barbaric and so not humorous in reality. When will nice Jewish people get over it!? I feel sorry for your grandson!
    Otherwise. . . very funny! As usual. :-)

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