Best State Ever, by Dave Barry

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"Dave Barry remains one of the funniest writers alive." —Carl Hiaasen

"While reading Dave Barry's Big Trouble, I laughed so loud I fell out of a chair. Luckily, there's a rug, so I didn't hurt myself." —Stephen King

"the funniest man in America."
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Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland

We never know what will happen next in Florida. We know only that, any minute now, something will.

Every few months, Dave Barry gets a call from some media person wanting to know, "What the hell is wrong with Florida?" Somehow, the state's acquired an image as a subtropical festival of stupid, and as a loyal Floridian, Dave begs to differ. Sure, there was the 2000 election. And people seem to take their pants off for no good reason. And it has flying insects the size of LeBron James. But it is a great state, and Dave is going to tell you why.

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The Worst Night Ever, by Dave BarryThe Worst Night Ever

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Last year, Wyatt Palmer was the hero of middle school, having foiled a plot against the president of the United States. But now he and his friends are in Coral Cove High School—home of the Fighting Conchs—and Wyatt is no longer a hero: He's just another undersized freshman, hoping to fit in, or at least not be unpopular. More>> | See Dave on Tour


Insane City, by Dave BarryThe Worst Class Trip Ever

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In this hilarious novel, written in the voice of eighth-grader Wyatt Palmer, Dave Barry takes us on a class trip to Washington, DC. Wyatt, his best friend, Matt, and a few kids from Culver Middle School find themselves in a heap of trouble—not just with their teachers, who have long lost patience with them—but from several mysterious men they first meet on their flight to the nation's capital. More>>

According to Dave:


"The problem with winter sports is that — follow me closely here — they generally take place in winter."

"Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet."