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Dave Barry      

New York Times Best-Selling Author & Humorist

Dave Barry is an author and humorist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his syndicated column, which ran in more than 500 newspapers and was the inspiration for the TV show "Dave's World." He has also written dozens of bestselling books, most recently "Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog." His new novel, "Swamp Story," was published by Simon and Schuster in May of 2023.

Along with Ridley Pearson, Barry wrote the bestselling "Starcatchers" series of young-adult novels, one of which was adapted as the Tony-award winning Broadway play Peter and the Starcatcher.

Barry once set fire to a pair of underpants with a Barbie doll on national television. He is also largely responsible for the popularity of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, although it was not his idea. In recognition of Barry's achievements, the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota, named a sewage lifting station after him. Very few authors have attained this honor.

Barry lives in Miami and he really likes it there despite what people say.

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No two speeches of Dave Barry's are exactly the same. Dave brings his hilarious sense of humor to your stage and offers up his wacky point of view on relationships, work, kids, technology, and life in general.

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Interview: Dave Barry, Author Of 'Insane City' : NPR
In Dave Barry's latest novel, a bachelor dinner goes off the rails, entangling the groom to be with a colorful cast of characters — everyone from Russian mobsters  ...

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