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

Life Lessons from Dave Barry
Written by: Dave Barry
Narrated by: Dave Barry
Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
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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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  • Sharey
  • 2017-01-31

Clever!

This was a fun listen. Barry never fails to deliver. Take a break with this and enjoy a smile.

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  • green ice cream garden
  • 2015-06-08

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
  • 2015-03-11

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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  • Solitude River
  • 2016-04-23

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
  • 2015-05-19

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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  • James Robbins
  • 2015-04-22

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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  • Cynthia
  • 2020-05-18

Dave Barry Books

I have enjoyed books by Dave Barry for many years. I really enjoy it when authors narrate their own books. I feel this gives the book more authenticity.

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  • JackAndDianeAdams
  • 2019-07-30

Another great Dave Barry series of essays

Having Dave narrate his work is an added bonus. The letter to his Grandson is a gem.

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  • Andrea Griffiths
  • 2019-02-08

fun listen

If you're looking for something fun to read and don't need to or want to listen to all at once, then this is for you. This is a nice read for short spurts of time and you can easily pick up where you left off

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  • Ricky Giovanetto
  • 2019-01-18

Been awhile Dave

At various times over the last 35 years, I have been blessed to read Dave Barry - newspapers, books etc. I have never been disappointed, and I have always, at minimum, smiled in amusement. His humorous take on poignant subjects gives me hope in a chaotic, confused world. “Live Right” exemplifies his wit, humor and poignancy. Laugh out loud humor intertwined with poignant observations on life make for an enjoyable listen or read. Thanks Dave.