I'll Mature When I'm Dead

I'll Mature When I'm Dead

Dave Barry's Amazing Tales of Adulthood

Book - 2010
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A brilliantly funny exploration of the treacherous state of adulthood by the Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist.

Some people may wonder what this subject has to do with Dave Barry, since Dave's struggled hard against growing up his entire life-but the result is one of the funniest, warmest, most pitch-perfect books ever on that mystifying territory we call 'adulthood'.

In hilarious, brand-new pieces, Dave tackles everything from fatherhood, new fatherhood ('Over the next five years, you will spend roughly 45 minutes, total, listening to songs you like, and roughly 127,000 hours to songs exploring topics such as how the horn on the bus goes* *It goes- 'Beep! Beep! Beep!' '), self-image, the battle of the sexes, celebrityhood, technology, parenting styles, certain unmentionable medical procedures ('There is absolutely no reason to be afraid of a vasectomy, except that- THEY CUT A HOLE IN YOUR SCROTUM.'), and much more. It is a book of pure delight from the man one newspaper claimed 'could become the most important American humorist since Mark Twain' (South Florida Sun-Sentinel )...though, frankly, we think they were indulging in some adult beverages at the time.

Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, c2010
ISBN: 9780399156502
Branch Call Number: 814.54 BAR NVD
Characteristics: xv, 254 p. ; 22 cm

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Smalm
Feb 28, 2015

I haven't read the whole book, still working on it but it's so disturbingly true and funny. A nice read so far!

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rslade
Feb 14, 2012

Still funny, though perhaps less manic and with depth and complexity added in.

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sassymama37
Nov 11, 2010

I could write the same comment for any Dave Barry book-he is hilarious, and almost always makes me laugh so hard that I cry! When you get to the part about him doing "The Alligator" (a dance move) you will agree with me.

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melbl8tr
Oct 12, 2010

A long time ago Dave Barry wrote a book called "Dave Barry Turns 40." It was very amusing. A not quite so long time ago Dave Barry wrote a book called "Dave Barry Turns 50". It was also very amusing. Then Dave Barry turned 60 and wrote a book called "I'll Mature When I'm Dead." It is somewhat amusing. Hey, he can't be hilarious all the time.

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Nysssa
Jun 06, 2010

It's not his best work /

but Dave Barry is funny /

so it was worth it.

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