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Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway Audio Cassette – Audiobook, 1 Oct 2001

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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (Oct. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587888475
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587888472
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 12.9 x 3.1 cm
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About the Author

Dave Barry was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for being, as The New York Times said, "the funniest man in America." His home paper is the Miami Herald; his syndicate services hundreds of other newspapers. (This book is all original, not a collection of columns.) He lives, by no coincidence, in Florida.

From the Hardcover edition. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The best of Dave's works 30 Sept. 2014
By Mitchell F - Published on
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I have read the vast majority of Dave Barry's books, from his earliest works to some of his latest, and this one has to be my absolute favorite by far. This volume is having-trouble-breathing hysterical. His wit coupled with his unique way of looking at our government is fantastic. It starts off a bit slow (going over the history and all), but once he gets into the main part of the book, it's non-stop laughs from there. A few of his familiar themes (like describing how this or that would be a good name for a band) appear regularly but at very fitting times. Our government is funny (?!) enough just by itself; Dave Barry makes it that much funnier. If you're a Dave Barry fan, you MUST read this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious as usual 9 Oct. 2004
By Newsman78 - Published on
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I don't know what some of these other reviews are talking about, frankly. This book highlights Barry at his best, hilarious as usual.

The more you know about politics, the funnier this stuff gets. Barry is a highly intelligent commentator on politics and on the sometimes insane world of campaigning and lawmaking. His new-and-improved version of the Constitution is roll-on-the-floor laughing material.

Barry also discusses the 2000 presidential candidates, making light of their shortcomings, but also getting serious: he met both of them, and says that Gore was much more personable than he seemed on TV, and Bush much more intelligent. He's on to an important point here: the way candidates appear on TV, or the ways they are sterotyped by the media, doesn't necessarily have anything to do with who they are in real life.

A must-have for anyone who likes politics, and actually has a sense of humor.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What happens when you mix a Libertarian and Satire? 23 Sept. 2002
By kaabee - Published on
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What happens when you mix a true Libertarian with generous helpings of Satire? You get an extremely entertaining book that uses great wit to lampoon the anointed elite known as "our leaders". Dave Barry understands Government better than most of the politicians do and certainly better than the general public (most folks don't actually understand the line "I'm from the Government and I'm here to help" as being funny). The best part of this book is that although he uses satire, there is no exaggeration on his part regarding the inner workings of the Beltway. I'm glad that Dave Barry is a Libertarian and his sense of the absurd is fantastic. Nothing combats evil and pompous people better than humor. Groucho Marx made a career of it. Dave Barry takes it to the next level.
I was surprised that the last line of this book wasn't "I'm not making this up".
Enjoy the book; it's one of the best since P. J. O'Rourke's "Parliament of Whores".
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 21 Mar. 2017
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Funny - you have to enjoy an odd, but good, sense of humor.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A little bit goes a long way 12 Oct. 2014
By Addie Tucker - Published on
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I still miss Dave's column and this book should be read the same way: in installments rather
than in a gulp like a novel. Dave has't lost his voice and for fans, that't good news!
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