Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I'll Mature When I'm Dead (on CD)

I'll Mature When I'm Dead: Dave Barry's Amazing Tales of Adulthood
by Dave Barry [Compact Disc 817 Bar]

I enjoy Pulitzer Prize columnist Dave Barry's humor a lot, including the 1990s sitcom "Dave's World", so I decided to give this audio book a try, especially when I saw that it was self-narrated. Plus, he always has a way with titles. It's a collection of essays that first came out in a print edition in 2010. I'll put a PG caution on it for some 4-letter words and adult topics but over all it is a fun and quite true look at parenting, middle age, technology, marriage, and other assorted events of middle-class life. It also includes parodies of the TV series "24" and the "Twilight" book/movie trilogy. Dave also gets some serious shots in among the comedy at tightly-wound soccer parents, health care, the downturn of daily newspapers, and the Miami-New York 'rivalry'. The chapters lend themselves to listening in "drive time" portions -- the tracks are from three to seven minutes each. Like me, I think you will LOL from time to time at Mr. Barry's sarcasm but also be touched by how astute and even sensitive he is, too. -- recommended by Becky W.C. - Walt Branch Library [ see Becky's Reviewer Profile and more of her reviews ]

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the book of the same title; Dave Barry Slept Here : A Sort of History of the United States; Dave Barry is Not Making This Up; Dave Barry's Money Secrets : Like, Why is There a Giant Eyeball on the Dollar? (downloadable audiobook); You Can Date Boys When You're Forty : Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics he Knows Very Little About (new in 2014).]

[Also available in downloadable audio and traditional print formats.]

[ official I'll Mature When I'm Dead page on the official Dave Barry web site ]

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