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    DescriptionThe Extravaganza of the Seas is a five-thousand-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money. In the middle of a tropical storm one night, these characters are among the passengers it carries: Fay Benton, a single mom and cocktail waitress desperate for something to go right for once; Johnny and the Contusions, a ship's band with so little talent they are . . . well, the ship's band; Arnold and Phil, two refugees from the Beaux Arts Senior Center; Lou Tarant, a wide, bald man who has killed nine people, though none recently; and an assortment of uglies whose job it is to facilitate the ship's true business, which is money-laundering or drug-smuggling or . . . something.


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    Title
    Tricky Business
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dave Barry
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 107 mm
    Height: 171 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 150 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780425192740
    ISBN 10: 0425192741
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SATLAN, CULT/SOEAST
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 71
    DC22: 813/.54
    B&T Approval Code: P26300000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC016000
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/FLORID
    LC classification: PS3552.A74146 T75 2003
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Berkley Publishing Corporation,U.S.
    Publication date
    08 January 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Dave Barry is a humor columnist. For 25 years he was a syndicated columnist whose work appeared in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. In 1988 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. Many people are still trying to figure out how this happened. Dave has also written a total of 25 books, although virtually none of them contain useful information. Two of his books were used as the basis for the CBS TV sitcom "Dave's World," in which Harry Anderson played a much taller version of Dave. Dave plays lead guitar in a literary rock band called the Rock Bottom Remainders, whose other members include Stephen King, Amy Tan, Ridley Pearson and Mitch Albom. They are not musically skilled, but they are extremely loud. Dave has also made many TV appearances, including one on the David Letterman show where he proved that it is possible to set fire to a pair of men's underpants with a Barbie doll. In his spare time, Dave is a candidate for president of the United States. If elected, his highest priority will be to seek the death penalty for whoever is responsible for making Americans install low-flow toilets. Dave lives in Miami, Florida, with his wife, Michelle, a sportswriter. He has a son, Rob, and a daughter, Sophie, neither of whom thinks he's funny.
    Review quote
    What else do you need to know? It's by Dave Barry so you know it's going to be funny. ("Seattle Times")