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Dave Barry's History of the Millennium (So Far)

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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 (it?s plush terrycloth) and revisits the defining moments in our country?s recent history?from the Bush years to?jeez, it?s still the Bush years! As an added bonus, Barry quickly?we?re busy here?tosses in the complete history of the last millennium, covering crucial turning points such as the invention of the pizza by Leonardo da Vinci and the computer by Charles Babbage (who died in 1871 still waiting to talk to tech support).

Fellow Americans, the time has come to bone up with Barry as he puts the hysterical in history.

Synopsis:

Liberally illustrated with line drawings and filled with facts and commentary to amaze and confound, this collection by Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Barry covers the historical gamut from philosophers to Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction.

Synopsis:

Seth Weinstein always knew Tina was way, way, way out of his league. Which is why hes still astonished that hes on a plane heading for their wedding in Florida. The Groom Posse has already pulled an airport prank on him—and hes survived! It should be easy going from now on.

But Seth has absolutely no idea what hes about to get into. A simple drink or two with the boys sparks a series of events that will pit Seth and his friends against everything and everyone imaginable, from his very powerful, very disapproving soon-to-be father-in-law to the federal government to a love-struck orangutan.

Seths hope for smooth sailing is turning into a trip on the Titanic. And the water is getting deeper by the minute…

Synopsis:

A dark comic masterpiece from Pulitzer Prize–winning, New York Times bestselling author Dave Barry.

Seth Weinstein always knew Tina was way, way, way out of his league. Which is why hes still astonished that hes on a plane heading for their wedding in Florida. The Groom Posse has already pulled an airport prank on him—and hes survived! It should be easy going from now on.

But Seth has absolutely no idea what hes about to get into. A simple drink or two with the boys sparks a series of events that will pit Seth and his friends against everything and everyone imaginable, from his very powerful, very disapproving soon-to-be father-in-law to the federal government to a love-struck orangutan.

Seths hope for smooth sailing is turning into a trip on the Titanic. And the water is getting deeper by the minute…

About the Author

Dave BarryDave Barr‛s Money Secrets, and two Peter Pan prequels written with Ridley Pearson.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425221655
Author:
Barry, Dave
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Author:
Ellis, David
Subject:
General
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
History
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Subject:
Humorous
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.20x5.52x.69 in. .73 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Liberally illustrated with line drawings and filled with facts and commentary to amaze and confound, this collection by Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Barry covers the historical gamut from philosophers to Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction.
"Synopsis" by ,
Seth Weinstein always knew Tina was way, way, way out of his league. Which is why hes still astonished that hes on a plane heading for their wedding in Florida. The Groom Posse has already pulled an airport prank on him—and hes survived! It should be easy going from now on.

But Seth has absolutely no idea what hes about to get into. A simple drink or two with the boys sparks a series of events that will pit Seth and his friends against everything and everyone imaginable, from his very powerful, very disapproving soon-to-be father-in-law to the federal government to a love-struck orangutan.

Seths hope for smooth sailing is turning into a trip on the Titanic. And the water is getting deeper by the minute…

"Synopsis" by ,
A dark comic masterpiece from Pulitzer Prize–winning, New York Times bestselling author Dave Barry.

Seth Weinstein always knew Tina was way, way, way out of his league. Which is why hes still astonished that hes on a plane heading for their wedding in Florida. The Groom Posse has already pulled an airport prank on him—and hes survived! It should be easy going from now on.

But Seth has absolutely no idea what hes about to get into. A simple drink or two with the boys sparks a series of events that will pit Seth and his friends against everything and everyone imaginable, from his very powerful, very disapproving soon-to-be father-in-law to the federal government to a love-struck orangutan.

Seths hope for smooth sailing is turning into a trip on the Titanic. And the water is getting deeper by the minute…

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