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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times calls him "the funniest man in America," and his legions of fans agree, laughing and snorting as they put his books on best-seller lists nationwide.

In Boogers Are My Beat, Dave gives us the real scoop on:

  • The scientific search for the world's funniest joke (you can bet it includes the word "weasel")
  • RV camping in the Wal-Mart parking lot
  • Outwitting "smart" kitchen appliances and service contracts
  • Elections in Florida ("You can't spell Florida without 'duh'")
  • The Olympics, where people from all over the world come together to accuse each other of cheating
  • The truth about the Dakotas, the Lone Ranger, and feng shui
  • The choice between death and taxes

    And much, much more - including some truths about journalism and serious thoughts about 9/11.

  • ©2003 Dave Barry (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

    Critic Reviews

    "Barry has never been as funny as he is in this rip-roaring, hilarious new collection of columns." (Booklist)

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    Mark Twain of our time

    Maybe that’s a stretch. Maybe not really. Just because Dave is unpretentious, we might not give him his due or accord him hero status. Other than the Beatles, no famous entertainment figure was admired as much in their own time as later. ( Unless there was Barry-mania and I missed it). Okay that’s not all correct.

    This is one of many very entertaining DB books with now the added value of invoking nostalgia.

    Dick Hill just can’t do comedic reading, way over the top. As with all but the very worst, listeners learn to accept the incongruity with practice.

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    decent Barry book

    this is a pretty decent book . the reader did a good job . I'd rather it was read by D B himself . the stories are pretty funny until the last few which get SERIOUS . I would recommend it .

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    Timing affects reading

    First, no one reads Dave Barry better than Dave Barry. While the performance was okay, it's much better when he narrates his own books. That said, the book was funny, but had I read it closer to the time it was published there would have been many more laughs. Read is you have a good memory, but if you don't, find a more current Barry.

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    Typical Dave Barry and that's a good thing.

    Would you listen to Boogers Are My Beat again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to this audio book again. It is nice to be able to be amused by the short essays and not have to be concerned with a lengthy story line sometimes.

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    Dave Barry is always good for a laugh but the two serious essays regarding 9/11 are reminders that he can be a very fine, thoughtful, and inciteful author.

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    Boogers are good

    Not as good as money secrets, but still really funny and inovative.
    Dave Berry is a genuis and Dick Hill is a great and talented reader