WorldCat Identities

Barry, Dave

Works: 339 works in 1,691 publications in 12 languages and 84,328 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humorous fiction  Humor  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Adventure stories  Action and adventure fiction  Sea stories  Black humor 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Commentator, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Instrumentalist, Composer
Classifications: PZ7.B278, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dave Barry
Peter and the shadow thieves by Dave Barry( Book )

29 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realizing that Molly and the other Starcatchers are in danger when the sinister being Lord Ombra visits the island and seems to control people through their shadows, Peter and Tinker Bell travel to England to help save the stardust
Big trouble by Dave Barry( Book )

55 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 2,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A slapstick thriller set in Florida, featuring oddball characters. They include a homeless man who lives in a tree, a student with a squirt gun playing a game called Killer, a couple of real killers, and a terrorist with a nuclear bomb in a suitcase
Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 2,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soon after Peter, an orphan, sets sail from England on the ship Never Land, he befriends and assists Molly, a young Starcatcher, whose mission is to guard a trunk of magical stardust from a greedy pirate and the native inhabitants of a remote island
Peter and the secret of Rundoon by Dave Barry( Book )

28 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and German and held by 2,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fearing that the sinister Lord Ombra was not destroyed, Peter and Molly travel to the land of Rundoon, which is ruled by the evil King Zarboff
Tricky business by Dave Barry( Book )

33 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tropical storm hits a casino boat off the coast of Florida changing the lives of a quirky set of passengers
Insane city by Dave Barry( Book )

22 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astonished by his imminent marriage to a woman he believed out of his league, Seth flies to their destination wedding in Florida only to be swept up in a maelstrom of violence involving rioters, Russian gangsters, angry strippers, and a desperate python
Peter and the Sword of Mercy by Dave Barry( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James, one of Peter's original Lost Boys, is now working for Scotland Yard and suspects that the heir to England's throne, Prince Albert Edward, is under the influence of shadow creatures who are after starstuff hidden in an underground vault which has only one key: the Sword of Mercy. Molly is determined to help, but when she suddenly goes missing, it's up to her eleven-year-old daughter, Wendy, to keep the starstuff out of the creatures' clutches ... and Peter Pan may be her only hope in saving the world from a shadowy doom
Dave Barry's history of the millennium (so far) by Dave Barry( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An irreverent alternate perspective on recent world events features commentary on such topics as the 2000 election, the non-finding of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and the invention of pizza by Leonardo da Vinci
The worst class trip ever by Dave Barry( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2020 in English and Dutch and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the eighth grade civics class of Miami's Culver Middle School goes on a trip to Washington, D.C., Wyatt Palmer finds himself in deep trouble before the plane even lands because his best friend, Matt, has decided the men sitting behind them are terrorists and it is up to the boys to stop them
Dave Barry is not making this up by Dave Barry( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dave Barry's main job as a humor columnist - aside from playing Stealth Fighter on his computer to avoid writing humor columns - is to point out what is already funny in a world that is seriously bonkers. In Dave's world, amazing but true adventures occur every day. Complete with illustrations by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, Jeff MacNelly, Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up brings you straight into the truly twisted center of Dave's world
Dave Barry's money secrets : like, why is there a giant eyeball on the dollar? by Dave Barry( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The popular humorist explores the world of finance, sharing his unique advice on the stock market, the art of making and losing money, furniture in the CEO's office, getting rich in real estate, and the financial benefits of an early death
Live right and find happiness (although beer is much faster) : life lessons and other ravings from Dave Barry by Dave Barry( Book )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In brand-new, never-before-published pieces, Dave passes on home truths to his new grandson and to his daughter Sophie, who will be getting her learner's permit in 2015 ("So you're about to start driving! How exciting! I'm going to kill myself."). He explores the hometown of his youth, where the grown-ups were supposed to be uptight fifties conformists, but seemed to have a lot of un-Mad Men-like fun, unlike Dave's own Baby Boomer generation, which was supposed to be wild and crazy, but somehow turned into neurotic hover-parents. He dives into everything from the inanity of cable news and the benefits of Google Glass ("You will look like a douchebag") to the loneliness of high school nerds ("You will never hear a high school girl say about a boy, in a dreamy voice, 'He's so sarcastic!'"), from the perils of home repair to first-hand accounts of the soccer craziness of Brazil and the just plain crazy craziness of Vladimir Putin's Russia ("He stares at the camera with the expression of a man who relaxes by strangling small furry animals"), and a lot more besides
Dave Barry turns 50 by Dave Barry( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dave Barry discusses what he thinks the benefits of turning fifty are and explains why he no longer has to worry about the problems that younger people worry about
Dave Barry is not taking this sitting down! by Dave Barry( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a compilation of syndicated columns, the author takes on the dangers of improperly sized brassieres, low-flow toilets, day trading, school science fairs, the IRS, the airlines, and pine sap transfusions for tired Christmas trees
The shepherd, the angel, and Walter the Christmas miracle dog by Dave Barry( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delighted to be playing the part of a shepherd in the local Christmas pageant at St. John's Episcopal Church, Doug Barnes is suddenly confronted by a host of problems, including the misbehavior of his fellow shepherds and the illness of the family dog
Boogers are my beat : more lies, but some actual journalism by Dave Barry( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the author's columns sheds new light on such topics as elections in Florida, uncooperative kitchen appliances, RV camping in the Wal-Mart parking lot, the Olympics, and owner's manual safety warnings
You can date boys when you're forty : Dave Barry on parenting and other topics he knows very little about by Dave Barry( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In uproarious, brand-new pieces, Barry tackles everything from family trips, bat mitzvah parties and dating (he's serious about that title: "When my daughter can legally commence dating--February 24, 2040--I intend to monitor her closely, even if I am deceased") to funeral instructions ("I would like my eulogy to be given by William Shatner"), the differences between male and female friendships, the deeper meaning of Fifty Shades of Grey, and a father's ultimate sacrifice: accompanying his daughter to a Justin Bieber concert ("It turns out that the noise teenaged girls make to express happiness is the same noise they would make if their feet were being gnawed off by badgers")"--
Best. state. ever. : a Florida man defends his homeland by Dave Barry( Book )

17 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 has 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. Join him as he celebrates Florida from Key West at the bottom to whatever it is that's at the top, from the Sunshine State's earliest history to the fun-fair of weirdness that it is today
Dave Barry's Complete guide to guys : a fairly short book by Dave Barry( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For thousands of years, women have asked themselves: What is the deal with guys, anyway? What are they thinking? The answer, of course, is: virtually nothing
Dave Barry slept here by Dave Barry( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barry's humorous account of our country's history includes the dull parts and discussion questions
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Big troublePeter and the StarcatchersPeter and the secret of RundoonTricky businessPeter and the Sword of MercyDave Barry's history of the millennium (so far)Dave Barry is not making this upDave Barry's money secrets : like, why is there a giant eyeball on the dollar?
Alternative Names
Barry, Dave f. 1947-07-03

Dave Barry Ameerika Ühendriikide kirjanik ja ajakirjanik

Dave Barry American writer

Dave Barry Americký satirik, humorista a beletrista

Dave Barry Amerikaans schrijver

Dave Barry amerikansk författare

Dave Barry amerikansk skribent

Dave Barry écrivain américain

Dave Barry escriptor estatunidenc

Dave Barry escritor estadounidense

Dave Barry scríbhneoir Meiriceánach

Dave Barry scriitor american

Dave Barry scrittore statunitense

Dave Barry US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Humorist

Dave Barry usona verkisto

Dave Barry yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Дейв Бари

Дейв Баррі американський публіцист

Дэйв Барри

בארי, דייב

בארי, דייב 1947-

ברי, דיב 1947-

דייב בארי

דייב בארי סופר אמריקאי

ديف بارى

ديف باري كاتب أمريكي

دیو بری

دیو بری نویسنده آمریکایی

เดฟ แบร์รี

데이브 배리

배리, 데이브 1947-

베리, 데이브 1947-


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