Pulitzer prize winning author, humorist Dave Barry at Downtown Boca Library


Staff report

In partnership with the Flamingo Comedy Festival, the Boca Raton Public Library is hosting an author talk and book signing with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and humorist, Dave Barry.

The event will take place from 3-5 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the downtown library.

The bestselling author will discuss his most recent books, Lessons from Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog and A Field Guide to the Jewish People.

From 1983 to 2004, Dave Barry wrote a weekly humor column for The Miami Herald, which in 1988 won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. He is the author of more than thirty books, including such bestsellers as the nonfiction Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer Is Much Faster), You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty, and I’ll Mature When I’m Dead; the novels Big Trouble, Tricky Business, and Insane City; the very successful YA Peter Pan novels (with Ridley Pearson); and his Christmas story The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog.

Two of his books—Big Trouble and Dave Barry’s Guide to Guys—have been turned into movies. For a while, his life was even a television series, Dave’s World. Barry is also a guitarist with the wildly untalented, all-author band, the Rock Bottom Remainders.

“When you hear the name ‘Dave Barry,’ you know you are about to hear something funny and uniquely Florida,” said Oyuki Poletz, Program Services Librarian, “which is why we are thrilled to partner with the Flamingo Comedy Festival to bring some much needed laughter to the community.”

Dave Barry’s books will be available for purchase and signing after the talk. Register for this free program at www.flamingocomedyfestival.com.