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Dave Barry Slept Here

Barry, Dave

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ISBN 10: 039456541X / ISBN 13: 9780394565415
Published by Random House, 1989
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Signed. First Edition. Stated first edition, signed by the author under his printed name on the title page in blue ink. Yellow "autograph' sticker to front cover. Spine of dj slightly faded, light edgewear. Still very nice!. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000116293

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Title: Dave Barry Slept Here

Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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"Bary turns his formidable wit to the subject of American history, with a result reminiscent of the Reduced Shakespeare Company: The better you know the original, the funnier it gets."
LOS ANGELES TIMES
This time Dave Barry's subject is history, the way it's never been told before. Every single momentous event and crucial moment is covered, including...The Birthing Contractions of a Nation; Kicking Some British Butt; The Fifties: Peace, Prosperity, Brain Death, right up through the scintillating Reagan-Bush years. If you love to laugh, and you love your country, this is the book you've been waiting for since 1776. Or at least since Super Bowl III.
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Dave runs American history through the wringer, and comes up with some wonderfully warped formulations. (The Vikings, for example, "were extremely rugged individuals whose idea of a fun time was to sail over and set fire to England, which in those days was fairly easy to ignite because it had a very high level of thatch, this being the kind of roof favored by the local tribespeople...") Covering pre-Columbian days through the dawn of the Bush administration, Dave Barry Slept Here is the funniest thing to hit this great nation since the Smoot-Hawley Tariff of 1930.

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