Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down
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Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry is a pretty amiable guy. But lately, he s been getting a little worked up. What could make a mild-mannered man of words so hot under the collar? Well, a lot of things like bad public art, Internet millionaires, SUVs, Regis Philbin . . . and even bigger problems, like The slower-than-deceased-livestock left-lane drivers who apparently believe that the right lane is sacred and must never come in direct contact with tires The parent-misery quotient of last-minute school science fair projects Day trading and other careers that never require you to take off your bathrobe The plague of the low-flow toilets, which is so bad that even in Miami, where you can buy drugs just by opening your front door and yelling Hey! I want some crack, you can t even sell your first born to get a normal-flushing toilet Dave Barry is not taking any of this sitting down. He s going to stand up for the rights of all Americans against ridiculously named specialty chino coffees and the IRS. Just as soon as he gets the darn toilet flushed."

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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.33g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0345444108
  • 9780345444103
  • 1,025,607

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"Dave Barry is one funny human." -"San Francisco Examiner" "ONE OF BARRY'S BEST COLLECTIONS, this book should delight his devoted readers and will surely make the uninitiated sit up and take notice." -The Associated Press "Reading Barry with another person in the room invariably elicits one of two responses: 'What's so funny' or 'For God's sake, shut up'." -"The New York Times"

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Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry is a pretty amiable guy. But lately, he's been getting a little worked up. What could make a mild-mannered man of words so hot under the collar? Well, a lot of things-like bad public art, Internet millionaires, SUVs, Regis Philbin . . . and even bigger problems, like - The slower-than-deceased-livestock left-lane drivers who apparently believe that the right lane is sacred and must never come in direct contact with tires - The parent-misery quotient of last-minute school science fair projects - Day trading and other careers that never require you to take off your bathrobe - The plague of the low-flow toilets, which is so bad that even in Miami, where you can buy drugs just by opening your front door and yelling "Hey! I want some crack," you can't even sell your first born to get a normal-flushing toilet Dave Barry is not taking any of this sitting down. He's going to stand up for the rights of all Americans against ridiculously named specialty "-chino" coffees and the IRS. Just as soon as he gets the darn toilet flushed.

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