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Boogers Are My Beat More Lies, but Some Actual Journalism!

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ISBN-10: 1400080762

ISBN-13: 9781400080762

Edition: N/A

Authors: Dave Barry, Jeff MacNelly, Cassatt & Brookins

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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 bestseller 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…    
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 9/28/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Dave Barry was born in Armonk, New York on July 3, 1947. He received an English degree from Haverford College in 1969. His early attempts at small-town journalism for the Daily Local News in West Chester, Pennsylvania, were directed towards local matters, such as zoning and sewage. In 1975, he briefly attempted to teach business writing to business people. Since then, he has worked as a professional humorist. For many years he wrote a newspaper column that appeared in more than 500 newspapers and for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. He is the author of numerous fiction, nonfiction, and young adult books. His novels include Big Trouble, Tricky Business, Lunatics, and Insane…    

Introduction
A Wacky Path for Politics
Wrong! It Wasn't Humphrey
Why Not Poke a Hole in a Candidate's Eyeball?
Now It's Time to Say Thanks for the Chads That Don't Count
Party Time, Texas-Style
It's Party Time, As Philly Gets Phunky
Party Politics
"Rolling Roll Call" Makes Bad Idea Last Even Longer
Encounter with Falwell Gets Surprisingly Intimate
George W. Survives His GOP Convention Speech
Real People, Real Issues, Full Nudity
There's Glitz, Glamour, the Clintons--but Where's Al?
Campaign Trail, Freeways, Finally Lead to a Vast Parking Lot
Joe Goes Hollywood As Al Plans to Be "Riveting"
Now It's Safe to Do Some Unconventional Thinking
Call Security
Frozen Lips, Barefoot Skaters--and Who Let All Those Dogs Out?
For a Weird Cult, They're Pretty Friendly
Competitive Ski Jumping Is a Weighty Issue
Gosh! Heck! Utahans Angry About Skating
Don't Trust Any Judge with Two First Names
Buses and Mucus
In a Battle of Wits with Kitchen Appliances, I'm Toast
Camping at Wal-Mart Parking Lot Is Survival of Fittest
War on Smoking Always Has Room for Another Lawyer
Fill Out the Census and Win Your Own Bureaucracy
Choice Between Death and Taxes Gets Easier and Easier
Don't Forget to Consider Feng Shui--and Other Deck Tips
Was It "Hi-ho" or "Hi-yo," or Did the Lone Ranger Have a Lisp?
Who Was That Masked Social Security Recipient?
He Didn't Just Buy a House--He Bought a Home Repair Industry
How to Drive a Man Wild with Desire? Even a Stiff Breeze Works
Your Child Deserves a Halloween Costume by Calvin Klein
100 Years of Solitude, Waiting for Customer Service
Don't Fear to Tread
Terror on Flight 611--There's a Baby on Board, Ready to Shriek
Humvee Satisfies a Man's Lust for Winches
Dead or Alive, Turkeys Can Fowl Up Your Life
By the Way, Those Turkey Snakes Have Giant Fangs, Too
A GPS Helps a Guy Always Know Where His Couch Is
Road to Romantic Ruin Paved with Chain Saws
Nice Words About the IRS on the Way to Leavenworth
Daddy's Little Girl a Republican Barbie
Onward, Upward Go the Sherpa and Schlepper
Considerate Guests Use the Gas Station Bathroom
Ban Cellphones--Unless You're Attacked by a Giant Squid
Quality! Craftsmanship! Service Contract!
At 17 (Months), Her Music Tastes Match Dad's
He's Got a Broom and He's Not Afraid to Use It
There's No Denying Nature's Wake-up Call
Grab Your Pajamas, It's World Series Time
Burger King Puts Workers' Feet to the Fire--Literally
A Truly Terrifying Act
Owner's Manual Step No. 1
Cap 'n' Gown? I'll Take the Burger 'n' Fries
Fitting Into That Bikini Is Easy As (Eating) Pie
Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
Get the (Birthday) Party Started
It's Oscar Time--Prepare the Blow Darts
Supersize Your Fries with This Column?
North Dakota Wants Its Place in the Sun
There's a Hoover Dam ... and Now, the Dave Sewage Lifter
N.D.'s New Barry Building Takes Your Breath Away
Steve's Schnapps Kept the Frost Off Dave's Bobber
Send in Your Weasel Jokes (Unless You're Canadian)
Penelope Cruz Is NOT Having Dave's Baby
Learning to Love the Computer, Warts and All
It's All About Cloning, Not Clowning
Book-Tour Blues
Just for Being Americans
Hallowed Ground
Conclusion