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In his guide to life collection, Dave Barry tackles just about everything: dating, marriage, babies, fitness, and how to succeed in the corporate world. He does it all with his traditional style of humor which will keep you laughing with every page turn.I'd have to agree with a lot of readers and say that the first two selections, "Guide to Marriage and/or Sex" and "Babies and Other Hazards of Sex" were the high points and basically kept me in stitches the entire time. I kept getting dizzy from
I guess some people know people who resemble these gender stereotypes enough that they are funny. I'm sorry.
This book might be my favorite Dave Barry book. It is hilarious! Usually I can't stop laughing when I read this, and it's hard to go more than a couple of sentences without laughing out loud. It's Dave's ultra-sarcastic/hyperbolic take on marriage, sex, raising kids, exercise, and work. Sure, it was written in the mid '80s so some of the references are out of date, but it's just so funny that it doesn't matter. I recommend this to anyone looking for a good laugh, or 5,000 of them.
One of Dave Barry's early works, this book is actually a compilation of four books. The first two sections on marriage, sex, and babies are wildly entertaining with only a slant Dave Barry can create. The last two sections on fitness and job success are okay, but the book would have been better without them dragging the book out -- they could have been used as their own book or columns. I'm a Dave Barry fan and I find his humor vastly entertaining. He has a unique view of ordinary life events.
An older Dave Barry book, but still a good one. It's a combo of four other books. Humorous as always, and his (often, but not always) subtle injection of delegitimizing satire against government & big-business practices, as well as cultural conservatism, are a welcome addition (thanks Sheldon Richman: http://server.theadvocates.org/celebr...).
I didn't realize this was a compilation of several books. There were some very funny parts, but some of it was repeated, and sometimes, he is just trying too hard. I did laugh a lot - especially at the excerpts on pregnancy and men's child-rearing.
Everything you ever needed to know. And then some. With slide whistle.
Fun, quick read. I was surprised only a few things were outdated. Dave Barry is a solid wit. I look forward to the new book.
The first two books are the best. Any time Dave talks about babies, you know it's going to be funny. What a wit.
The pinnacle of 80's humour. He actually wrote each of the contained books ("Dave Barry's Guide to Marriage and/or Sex" / "Babies and Other Hazards of Sex" / "Stay Fit and Healthy Until You're Dead" / "Claw Your Way to the Top") as a book, they weren't just collections of articles. Tongue-in-cheek mock instructional on various related subjects.I've read them before, in the 80's or 90's, but they slew me again afresh. But I must say I experienced a distinct slackening, that the first was by far t...
This was the most painful book to get through that I’ve ever read.
This wasn’t as funny as I expected it to be. The initial portions on advice on marriage and having kids was mildly funny but the later portions were repetitive.
As always Dave Barry has a hysterical take on life.
Easy to dip in and out of and still laugh out loud funny, even if some of the references are dated.
hardback, good condition but missing dust jacket.
Should have read this when I was in high school. (never mind that it wasn't written then.)