You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty by Dave Barry
For as prolific a writer as Dave Barry is you’d think he’d be running out of material by now or telling the same old jokes. Not so with his newest fare, You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty. With his latest bag of tricks, we are treated to more of Barry’s midlife whining of epic proportions. Get ready for those splendid milk-coming-out-of-your-nose moments as you enjoy these truly sublime rants.
Barry spares no expense with his self-deprecating humor and you’ll learn very informative things (that you probably never spent any other time thinking about) such as how to prepare yourself to accompany your tween to a Justin Bieber concert (be sure to bring your Mastercard for the $50 t-shirts), why American pioneers were the very definition of manliness (they could ford a river, for God’s sake), and a whole bunch of informative Things a Man Should Know How to Do (for example, how to dress and how to order a bottle of wine in a restaurant. You’d be surprised how hard it is to be a wine snob.)
Dave Barry’s classic style of no-holds-barred comic genius never gets old, which is great news for all of us. One awesome nugget of wisdom gleaned from this essay collection is to quit our current jobs and become professional authors. After all, as Dave puts it, what other kind of work gives you complete freedom to snack?
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