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Encyclopedia > Dave Barry
David Barry, Jr.
Born: July 3, 1947 (1947-07-03) (age 60)
Armonk, New York
Occupation: Humorist
Author
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Spouse: Beth Barry (1976-1993), Michelle Kaufman (1996-)
Website: http://www.davebarry.com

David Barry, Jr. (born July 3, 1947) is a bestselling American author and Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist who wrote a nationally syndicated column for the The Miami Herald from 1983 to 2005. is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Armonk is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the town of North Castle in Westchester County, New York. ... This article is about the state. ... This article is about work. ... A humorist is an author who specializes in short, humorous articles or essays. ... Authorship redirects here. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Dave Berry was born David Holgate Grundy in Woodhouse, Sheffield, England, on February 6, 1941. ... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... A humorist is an author who specializes in short, humorous articles or essays. ... The Miami Herald is a daily newspaper owned by The McClatchy Company. ...

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Biography

Barry was born in Armonk, New York, where his father, David Barry, Sr., was a Presbyterian minister. He was educated at Pleasantville High School where he was elected class clown in 1965. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Haverford College in 1969. Armonk is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the town of North Castle in Westchester County, New York. ... This article is about the state. ... Presbyterianism is a tradition shared by a number of Christian denominations which is most prevalent within the Reformed branch of Protestant Western Christianity. ... Haverford College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college located in Haverford, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. ...


As the son of a minister and an alumnus of a Quaker-affiliated college, Barry avoided military service during the Vietnam War by registering as a religious conscientious objector. “Quaker” redirects here. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... It has been suggested that Conscientious objection throughout the world be merged into this article or section. ...


Barry married his second wife Beth in 1976 and they had one child, Robert, in 1980. The Barrys divorced in 1993. In 1996, Barry married Miami Herald sportswriter Michelle Kaufman; they had a daughter, Sophie, in 2000. All are mentioned regularly in Barry's columns, though his divorce was notably not discussed. Barry's initial meeting and courtship with Kaufman were, however, widely thought to have been dramatized in an epilogue to his book Dave Barry in Cyberspace, but with names changed: Barry is cast as 'RayAdverb' (an anagram of 'Dave Barry'), and Kaufman is represented as 'MsPtato'. Sportswriting is a form of journalism who writes and reports on sports topics and events. ... Dave Barry in Cyberspace is a best-selling humor book that was published by Ballantine Books in 1996. ... For the game, see Anagrams. ...


Journalism career

His journalism career began as a reporter with the Daily Local News, in West Chester, Pennsylvania, where he "covered a series of incredibly dull municipal meetings, some of which are still going on."[1] This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In 1975, Barry joined Burger Associates, a consulting firm. He taught effective writing to business people. In his own words, he "spent nearly eight years trying to get various businesspersons to ... stop writing things like 'Enclosed please find the enclosed enclosures,' but ... eventually realized that it was hopeless."[1] In 1983, Barry was hired by Gene Weingarten as a humor columnist for the Miami Herald. Barry won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1988, "for his consistently effective use of humor as a device for presenting fresh insights into serious concerns."[2] Gene Weingarten Gene Weingarten, born in New York in 1951, is a humor writer and journalist. ... The Miami Herald is a daily newspaper owned by Knight Ridder. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ...


For a 1992 American Booksellers Association convention, several authors including Barry formed a band for charity: The Rock Bottom Remainders ("remainder" is a publishing term for a book that doesn't sell). The members of the band, which has at various times included Stephen King, Amy Tan, Ridley Pearson, Mitch Albom, Kathi Goldmark, Roy Blount Jr., Barbara Kingsolver and Matt Groening, "are not musically skilled, but they are extremely loud," according to Barry. Several high-profile musicians including Al Kooper, Warren Zevon and Roger McGuinn have performed with the band, and Bruce Springsteen sat in at least once. The band's road tour resulted in the book Mid-Life Confidential: The Rock Bottom Remainders Tour America with Three Chords and an Attitude, which is now out of print. The American Booksellers Association is a non-profit industry association founded in 1900 that promotes independent bookstores. ... The Rock Bottom Remainders is a rock & roll band consisting of published writers, most of them both amateur musicians and popular English-language book, magazine, and newspaper authors. ... A remaindered book is one whose publisher has allowed it to go out of print, and is liquidating their remaining unsold copies by selling them at greatly reduced prices. ... Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of over 200 stories including over 50 bestselling horror novels. ... Amy Tan (February 19, 1952) is an American writer whose works explore mother-daughter relationships as well as relationships between Chinese American women and their immigrant parents. ... Ridley Pearson is a novelist, writing mostly suspense and thrillers. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Roy Blount, Jr. ... Barbara Kingsolver (born April 8, 1955) is an American fiction writer. ... Matthew Abram Groening (born February 15, 1954[2] in Portland, Oregon;[1] his family name is pronounced , rhymes with raining) is an Emmy Award-winning American cartoonist and the creator of The Simpsons, Futurama and the weekly comic strip Life in Hell. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Warren William Zevon (January 24, 1947 – September 7, 2003) was an American rock and roll musician and songwriter. ... James Roger McGuinn (known professionally as Roger McGuinn and born James Joseph McGuinn III on July 13, 1942) is a popular rock American singer-songwriter and guitarist of the 1960s and 1970s. ... “Springsteen” redirects here. ...


CBS broadcast the situation comedy Dave's World for four seasons, from 1993 to 1997, based on the books Dave Barry Turns 40 and Dave Barry's Greatest Hits, starring Harry Anderson as Barry, and DeLane Matthews as his wife, Beth. In an early episode, Barry was cast in a cameo role. The program was canceled shortly after being moved from Monday to the Friday night death slot. This article is about the broadcast network. ... This article is about a genre of comedy. ... Daves World was a 1993–1997 CBS sitcom that was based on the writing of Miami Herald columnist Dave Barry. ... Harry Anderson (born October 14, 1952) is an American actor and magician. ... DeLane Matthews is an American actress who was born August 7, 1961, in Rockledge, Florida. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Barry's first novel, Big Trouble, was made into a motion picture; directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, it starred Tim Allen, Rene Russo and Dave's World alumnus Patrick Warburton, with a cameo by Barry. The movie was originally due for release in late 2001, but was postponed shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks because the story involved smuggling a nuclear weapon onto an airplane. Big Trouble is a novel written by Dave Barry. ... Big Trouble (2002) is a comedic film based on the novel Big Trouble by Dave Barry. ... Barry Sonnenfeld American film maker Barry Sonnenfeld (born New York City, April 1, 1953) worked as cinematographer for the Coen Brothers, then later he directed and produced big budget films such as Men in Black. ... Tim Allen (born June 13, 1953) is an American comedian, character actor, voice-over artist, and entertainer perhaps best known for his role in the sitcom Home Improvement and his roles in Disney films, such as The Santa Clause and Toy Story. ... Rene Russo Rene Russo (born February 17, 1954 in Burbank, California, USA) is an American film actress and model. ... Patrick J. Warburton (born November 14, 1964) is an American television actor and voice artist. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 kilometers (11 mi) above the hypocenter A nuclear weapon derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions of fusion or fission. ...


Articles written by Barry have appeared in publications such as Boating, Home Office Computing and Reader's Digest, in addition to the Chicken Soup for the Soul inspirational book series. Two of his articles have been included in the Best American Sportswriting series. One of his columns was used as the introduction to the book Pirattitude!: So You Wanna Be a Pirate? Here's How! (ISBN 0-451-21649-0), a follow-up of Barry's hand in creating International Talk Like a Pirate Day. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Chicken Soup for the Soul is a series of books, usually featuring a collection of short, inspirational stories and motivational essays. ... International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD) is a parodic holiday invented in 1995 by John Baur (Ol Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Capn Slappy), of the United States, who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate. ...


Barry helps organize the Herald Hunt, formerly the Tropic Hunt, an annual puzzlehunt in Miami. The Tropic Hunt is an annual puzzlehunt in Miami, Florida. ... Promotional poster for the 2003 Manbites Dog puzzle hunt A puzzlehunt is a puzzle-cum-game where teams compete to solve a series of puzzles, usually leading to a final answer or goal. ...


On October 20, 2004, Dave Barry announced that he would be taking an indefinite leave of absence of at least a year from his weekly humor column with the Herald in order to spend more time with his family. He said that he would continue writing humor and children's books and working on filming the screen adaptation of his book, Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys, which was released in 2005; it premiered at several film festivals, to mediocre reviews, and is available on DVD, though a theatrical release seems unlikely. On December 28, 2005, Barry said in an interview with Editor and Publisher that he will not be resuming his weekly column, though he would continue some features such as his yearly gift guide, year in review, his weblog, as well as an occasional article or column. is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Style

Barry has defined a sense of humor as "a measurement of the extent to which we realize that we are trapped in a world almost totally devoid of reason. Laughter is how we express the anxiety we feel at this knowledge."[3]


When distinguishing fact from hyperbole, Barry frequently asserts: "I am not making this up". Among his favorite topics are exploding or flaming items (cows, whales, vacuum cleaners, toilets, Pop-Tarts, Barbie dolls, etc.), dogs lacking intelligence, live blogging the television series 24 and amusing government studies.[citation needed] He recently led the charge to save the Wikipedia exploding cow page, but other members of the Wikipedia community had that entry deleted. Barry also has libertarian political leanings.[4] He labels various posts on his blog with long abbreviations, such as OIYDWYMTTY(NY)G ("or if you don't want your mom to think you're (not your) gay") and WBAGNFARB ("would be a good name for a rock band"), no doubt poking fun at unnecessarily long internet abbreviations. Frosted Strawberry Pop-Tarts Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts Box of Pop-Tarts Pop-Tarts are a flat toaster pastry, approximately 75mm by 125 mm, made by the Kellogg Company. ... Information Occupation See: Barbies careers Family See: List of Barbies friends and family Created by Ruth Handler Barbie is a best-selling fashion doll launched in 1959. ... For other uses, see 24 (disambiguation). ... Wikipedia (IPA: , or ( ) is a multilingual, web-based, free content encyclopedia project, operated by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization. ... This article does not adequately cite its references. ...


The phrase "would be a good name for a rock band" is an observation Barry often applies to phrases that pop up in his writing, such as "The Moos of Derision,"[5] "Decomposing Tubers,"[6] and "Hearty Polyp Chuckles."[7] In keeping with this, Barry's website contains a fairly sizeable list of phrases that would be a good name for a rock band.[8]


In his humor books, Barry often cites a humorous phrase or image, which he then mercilessly repeats throughout. Notable examples include the Hawley-Smoot Tariff in Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort of History of the United States and giant prehistoric zucchini in Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway. He continues to reference these things, occasionally with fake subtlety (e.g., "The H*****-S**** T*****") long after he believes the reader no longer finds them funny. The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act raised US tariffs on over 20,000 dutiable items to record levels, and, in the opinion of many economists, protracted the Great Depression. ... Binomial name L. Zucchini (IPA: , in North American and Australian English) or courgette (IPA: , in New Zealand and British English) is a small summer squash. ...


Trivia

  • Dave Barry marched as a Lawn Ranger in the 1995 Broom Corn Festival Parade in Arcola, IL, and has also written about them in his column.
  • Since at least 1986, Dave Barry quotations have been included in many of the Unix fortune collections.
  • Dave Barry has a sewage pump substation named after him in Grand Forks, North Dakota. This event is documented in his book Boogers Are My Beat.
  • There is a reference to Barry in the first level of the computer game Deus Ex. There the player can find and read a newspaper with a Barry-like editorial by a fictional columnist named “Dave Warry”.
  • In an episode of The Simpsons, Marge Simpson, stuck in traffic, refuses to change lanes, saying that “once I move to the other lane, this one will start moving. Erma Bombeck says so and Dave Barry agrees.” He is also mentioned near the end of the episode "Natural Born Kissers."
  • In an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000, a man is seen running through the rain with a newspaper over his head as a makeshift umbrella. Crow T. Robot observes “He's going to get Dave Barry all over his head”.
  • At the suggestion of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, Barry once wrote a column on the anti-flatulence product Beano.[9] Despite the high-profile inspiration, several newspapers refused to carry the column on the grounds that it was "tasteless and offensive". He later wrote an article on circumcision objectors in mock retaliation.
  • In 1996, Barry played the title role in the Eugene Opera Company's performance of the Pucinni opera "Gianni Schicchi" - the title character is a corpse and makes only a brief appearance in the opening scene.
  • Barry once picked up his son Rob from junior high school while driving the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.[10]
  • On the TV Series The Office in Season 2, Episode 1 The Dundies, the women of the office are laughing about something written on the bathroom wall. Dwight asks the question "Who wrote it? Dave Barry?"

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Works

Films

  • Big Trouble (2002)
  • Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys (2005)

Big Trouble (2002) is a comedic film based on the novel Big Trouble by Dave Barry. ...

Fiction

Big Trouble is a novel written by Dave Barry. ... Peter and the Starcatchers is a best-selling childrens novel that was published by Hyperion Books, a subsidiary of Disney, in 2004. ... Ridley Pearson is a novelist, writing mostly suspense and thrillers. ... Peter and the Shadow Thieves is a childrens novel that was published by Hyperion Books, a subsidiary of Disney, in 2006. ... Ridley Pearson is a novelist, writing mostly suspense and thrillers. ... Ridley Pearson is a novelist, writing mostly suspense and thrillers. ...

Non-fiction

  • The Taming of the Screw (1983)
  • Babies and Other Hazards of Sex: How to Make a Tiny Person in Only 9 Months With Tools You Probably Have Around the Home (1984)
  • Stay Fit and Healthy Until You're Dead (1985)
  • Claw Your Way to the Top: How to Become the Head of a Major Corporation in Roughly a Week (1986)
  • Dave Barry's Guide to Marriage and/or Sex (1987)
  • Homes and Other Black Holes (1988)
  • Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort of History of the United States (1989)
  • Dave Barry Turns 40 (1990)
  • Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need (1991)
  • Dave Barry's Guide to Life(1991) includes Dave Barry's Guide to Marriage and/or Sex, Babies and Other Hazards of Sex, The Taming of the Screw and Claw Your Way to the Top
  • Dave Barry Does Japan (1992)
  • Dave Barry's Gift Guide to End All Gift Guides (1994)
  • Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys (1996)
  • Dave Barry in Cyberspace (1996)
  • Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs (1997)
  • Dave Barry Turns 50 (1998)
  • Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway: A Vicious and Unprovoked Attack on Our Most Cherished Political Institutions (2001)
  • "My Teenage Son's Goal in Life is to Make Me Feel 3,500 Years Old" and Other Thoughts On Parenting From Dave Barry (2001)
  • "The Greatest Invention In The History Of Mankind Is Beer" And Other Manly Insights From Dave Barry (2001)
  • Dave Barry's Money Secrets (2006)
  • Dave Barry's History of the Millennium (So Far) (2007)

Claw Your Way to the Top: How to Become the Head of a Major Corporation in Roughly a Week is a humor book by Dave Barry. ... Dave Barry in Cyberspace is a best-selling humor book that was published by Ballantine Books in 1996. ... Dave Barrys Book of Bad Songs is a 1997 humor book written by Miami Herald columnist Dave Barry, chronicling the results of his bad song survey. ...

Collected columns

  • Dave Barry's Bad Habits: A 100% Fact-Free Book (1987)
  • Dave Barry's Greatest Hits (1988)
  • Dave Barry Talks Back (1991)
  • The World According to Dave Barry (1994) includes Dave Barry Talks Back and Dave Barry's Greatest Hits
  • Dave Barry is NOT Making This Up (1995)
  • Dave Barry Is from Mars and Venus (1997)
  • Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down (2000)
  • Dave Barry: Boogers Are My Beat (2003)

Boogers Are My Beat is a book containing a collection of articles written by Pulitzer Prize winning humor columnist Dave Barry. ...

Collaborations

Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of over 200 stories including over 50 bestselling horror novels. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Ridley Pearson is a novelist, writing mostly suspense and thrillers. ... Roy Blount, Jr. ... Amy Tan (February 19, 1952) is an American writer whose works explore mother-daughter relationships as well as relationships between Chinese American women and their immigrant parents. ... Dave Marsh (born 1950) is an American music critic. ... Matthew Abram Groening (born February 15, 1954[2] in Portland, Oregon;[1] his family name is pronounced , rhymes with raining) is an Emmy Award-winning American cartoonist and the creator of The Simpsons, Futurama and the weekly comic strip Life in Hell. ... Greil Marcus (2006) Greil Marcus (born 1945) is an American author, music journalist and cultural critic. ... Tabitha King (born Tabitha Spruce on March 24, 1949) is an American author, the wife of author Stephen King, and the mother of three children, two of whom are also published authors. ... Barbara Kingsolver (born April 8, 1955) is an American fiction writer. ... Michael Dorris (January 30, 1945 - April 10, 1997) was a prominent Native American author who committed suicide. ... Carl Hiaasen (IPA pronunciation: ) (born March 12, 1953) is an American journalist and novelist. ... Elmore John Leonard Jr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Paul Levine is an author of fiction. ... Tananarive Due (born 1966) is an American author. ... John Dufresne is an American author that has published three novels, two books of short stories, a non-fiction book on the subject of writing, and collaborated on a novel with group of other authors. ...

Audio recordings

  • A Totally Random Evening With Dave Barry (1992)

See also

Dynamite was used to blow up a rotting beached whale, with unforeseen consequences. ...

External links

Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to:
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Notes

  1. ^ a b 1999 Dave Barry Biography. Retrieved on 2007-05-06.
  2. ^ Pulitzer Prize Winners: Commentary. Retrieved on 2007-05-06.
  3. ^ Curtis, Bryan. An elegy for Dave Barry. Retrieved on 2007-06-03.
  4. ^ Garvin, Glenn. All I Think Is That It's Stupid: Dave Barry on laughing at Very Big Government. Retrieved on 2007-06-03.
  5. ^ Barry, Dave. Pouch Potatoes. Retrieved on 2007-05-06.
  6. ^ Barry, Dave. Keeping an eye on crime. Retrieved on 2007-05-06.
  7. ^ Barry, Dave. A sun, surf and sand castle safari. Retrieved on 2007-05-06.
  8. ^ A GOOD NAME FOR A ROCK BAND?. Retrieved on 2007-05-06.
  9. ^ “Quietly Putting a Product Called ‘Beano’ to the Supreme Test”, Dave Barry, appearing at or around 22 September 1991.
  10. ^ Barry, Dave (2005-05-13). Since We're Getting All Nostalgic About Life's Big Parent-Child Moments. Retrieved on 2007-07-01.

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