Saturday, April 25, 2009

Dave Barry's Bad Habits

I accidentally stumbled upon Dave Barry's articles eight years ago after I arrived in the United States. Since then, I have become a big fan of his humorous books and articles. There's nothing better than a writer who can make you laugh when you're having a bad day.

Dave Barry won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize in Commentary. The Pulitzer Prize Board then wrote:

Dave Barry of The Miami Herald
For his consistently effective use of humor as a device for presenting fresh insights into serious concerns.

Dave Barry always makes fun of himself winning of the Pulitzer Prize by usually saying he won it for a lack of entries that year.

I just finished reading his book, "Dave Barry's Bad Habits: A 100% Fact-Free Book," which was first published in 1982. I now understand why he was awarded the Pulitzer.

The collection of articles published in the book are written by a genius who can turn difficult subjects into laughter that makes a lot of sense. As my husband says, "Dave Barry is Mark Twain of our generation."

The book is worth-reading to better understand The United States of the 1980s.

Dave Barry's Bad Habits:
A 100% Fact-Free Book

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