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Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway

Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway

Written by Dave Barry

Narrated by Dick Hill


Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway

Written by Dave Barry

Narrated by Dick Hill

ratings:
4.5/5 (7 ratings)
Length:
4 hours
Released:
May 16, 2017
ISBN:
9781543611137
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Understanding the urgent need for a deeply thoughtful, balanced book to explain our national political process, Dave Barry has not even come close. Though he himself has covered many campaigns, run for president several times, and run for cover at the rainy inauguration of George W. Bush (the man will spare nothing for his art), Barry has instead outdone himself.

Below the Beltway includes Barry's stirring account of how the United States was born, including his version of a properly written Declaration (When in the course of human events it behooves us, the people, not to ask 'What can our country do for us, anyway?' but rather whether we have anything to fear except fear itself) and a revised Constitution (Section II: The House of Representatives shall be composed of people who own at least two dark suits and have not been indicted recently).

Dave also cracks the income-tax code and explains the growth(s) of government, congressional hearing difficulties, and the persistent rumors of the influence of capital in the Capitol. Among other civic contributions, his tour of Washington D.C. should end school class trips forever.

Released:
May 16, 2017
ISBN:
9781543611137
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize–winning humor writer whose columns and essays have appeared in hundreds of newspapers over the past thirty-five years. He has also written a number of New York Times bestselling humor books, including Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer Is Much Faster).


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  • (5/5)
    Right up there with Wodehouse as a guaranteed mood lifter. Do not read with food; you might asphyxiate in a fit of hysteria. And bear in mind that "piracy on the low seas is ok" in the Barry Constitution. . .oh, that did it. I can't. . .
  • (3/5)
    Although I am normally a big fan of Dave Barry, his style doesn't quite do it for me in this book. I enjoyed the chapter on south Florida, but the rest of it lacks specifics, seems too easy, and falls flat.
  • (5/5)
    Right up there with Wodehouse as a guaranteed mood lifter. Do not read with food; you might asphyxiate in a fit of hysteria. And bear in mind that "piracy on the low seas is ok" in the Barry Constitution. . .oh, that did it. I can't. . .
  • (4/5)
    Dave Barry does it again! A great look at the humor of politics.
  • (3/5)
    Barry is silly as ever in this send-up of American politics, but his running gags fall a bit flat and his long section on South Florida politics is off the mark.
  • (5/5)
    It was a nice break to the now political atmosphere.