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Barry Richard Burg

  • Mather is a well-known name in the persons of Increase and Cotton Mather. Here for the first time is a biography of the father and grandfather, respectively, of those two great figures of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Richard Mather left few personal records of his life in the form of letters, diaries, or autobiographical writings. In...

    Publisher : The University Press of Kentucky
    published : 2015
  • The New York Times calls him ?the funniest man in America,? and his legions of fans agree, laughing and snorting as they put his books on bestseller lists nationwide. In Boogers Are My Beat , Dave gives us the real scoop on: ? The scientific search for the world?s funniest joke (you can bet it includes the word ?weasel?) ? RV camping in the Wal-Mart...

    Publisher : Crown/Archetype
    published : 2003
  • The definitive account of the 1918 Flu Epidemic. "Monumental"-Chicago Tribune. At the height of WWI, history?s most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years,...

    Publisher : Penguin Publishing Group
    published : 2005
  • Did you ever wish that you really understood money? Well, Dave Barry wishes that he did, too. But that hasn?t stopped him from writing this book. In it, Dave explores (as only he can) such topics as: ? How the U.S. economy works, including the often overlooked role of Adam Sandler ? Why it is not a good idea to use squirrels for money ? Strategies...

    Publisher : Crown/Archetype
    published : 2006
  • An epic story of family, love, and unavoidable tragedy from the two-time Man Booker Prize finalist. Now a major motion picture starring Rooney Mara.† Sebastian Barry's latest novel,¬† Days Without End , is now available.¬† Sebastian Barry's novels have been hugely admired by readers and critics, and in 2005 his novel A Long Long Way was shortlisted...

    Publisher : Penguin Publishing Group
    published : 2008
  • A wickedly satirical and outrageous thriller about globalization and marketing hype,¬† Jennifer Government¬† is the best novel in the world ever. "Funny and clever.... A kind of ad-world version of Dr. Strangelove.... [Barry] unleashes enough wit and surprise to make his story a total blast." -- The New York Times Book Review "Wicked and wonderful.......

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2004
  • On a September night in 1971, a few days after getting busted for dropping two of the 127 hits of acid found in a friend's shoe, a sixteen-year-old who is grounded for a year curls up in the corner of her ratty bedroom, picks up a pen, and begins to write. Once upon a cruddy time on a cruddy street on the side of a cruddy hill in the cruddiest part...

    Publisher : Simon & Schuster
    published : 2001
  • Since Dave Barry writes about weird things, you might be tempted to think he has a weird brain. He does, of course, but that's not the whole explanation: A lot of the things he writes about -- exploding Pop-Tarts, for example -- are real. In fact, Dave's main job as a humor columnist -- aside from playing Stealth Fighter on his computer to avoid writing...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2010
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, bestselling author, and Wheel of Fortune contestant Dave Barry exposes the shattering truth. Whether he's splashing with the U.S. sychronized swim team ("Picture a bunch of elegant swans swimming with a flailing sea cow") or reliving the Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving ("We've decided to obliterate your culture, but...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2009
  • A brilliantly funny look at the tumultuous recent past from the Pulitzer Prize?winning humorist. Remember when everything was going to go to hell when Y2K struck? That didn?t happen. Right? But what did happen? To provide a little perspective on a really messed-up millennium (so far), the one and only Dave Barry slips into his historian?s robe...

    Publisher : Penguin Publishing Group
    published : 2007