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Barry, Dave. DAVE BARRY IS FROM MARS AND VENUS. New York City, NY: Crown Publishers, 1997. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 270 pages. As New/As New.

Retrospective collection of pieces. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. "Booger. In case you're wondering, that's the title of a winning entry from a parody contest that Dave Barry's flagship paper, The Miami Herald, ran in 1989. There's more to Dave Barry than boogers of course. He's the McDonald's of American humor. One, nearly everybody likes him. Two, he's everywhere. Three, when you open one of his books, you know exactly what you're going to get. You'll find the same genial, absurd fantasies, riffs on clippings that Barry insists he is not making up, and bizarre personal adventures that are his trademark. Do you like hamburgers? Of course, and you'll like this book, too" (Publisher's blurb). "Eugene is located in southwest Oregon, approximately 278 billion miles from anything". "If you're looking for a hearty entree that (1) is related to spiders; (2) is descended from a worm; and (3) has mutant baby-poopers walking around on its lips; then you definitely want a lobster" (Dave Barry). A "must-have" title for Dave Barry collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black fountain pen on the title page by Dave Barry. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a very long time even though it went into multiple subsequent printings and is now collectible. This is one of few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest living humorist/writers and an American national treasure. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DAVE BARRY TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0609600664. $40.00

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