Dave Barry - Lessons from Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog


Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and one of America's favorite humorists, Dave Barry!

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Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and bestselling author of Dave Barry Turns 40 now shows how to age gracefully, taking cues from his beloved and highly intelligent dog, Lucy.

Faced with the obstacles and challenges of life after middle age, Dave Barry turns to his best dog, Lucy, to learn how to live his best life. From "Make New Friends" (an unfortunate fail when he can't overcome his dislike for mankind) to "Don't Stop Having Fun" (validating his longtime membership in a marching unit that performs in parades--and even Obama's inauguration), Dave navigates his later years with good humor and grace. Lucy teaches Dave how to live in the present, how to let go of daily grievances, and how to feel good in your own skin. The lessons are drawn from Dave's routine humiliations and stream-of-consciousness accounts of the absurdities of daily life, which will leave you heaving with laughter and recognition.

Laugh-out-loud hilarious, whether he's trying to "Pay Attention to the People You Love" (even when your brain is not listening) or deciding to "Let Go of Your Anger," Dave Barry's Lessons From Lucy is a witty and wise guide to joyous living.

“LESSONS FROM LUCY is extremely funny (in a couple of places I laughed
until water ran from my eyes and a slightly thicker fluid came from my nose).
You’d expect that from Dave Barry. What you might not expect is how insight-
ful it is, and downright touching. If you’ve grown old along with Dave, you
will want to read this book. You’ll also want to read it if you’re a dog lover, but
that’s optional. These are very lively life lessons even for the canine-impaired.”

—Stephen King

"Barry’s signature sarcasm and dry wit is on display throughout; his one-liners
and sarcastic asides provide much of the book’s appeal....Barry’s easy, conversa-
tional tone and sense of humor make for an effortless reading experience for dog
lovers and Barry fans alike."

—Publishers Weekly

"Astute advice about growing older rolled into a blanket of classic Barry humor....
The lessons are filled with the author's signature brand of quirky, sometimes
sarcastic humor....Even for those who are not as enamored by dogs as the author,
his gentle wisdom seeps through."

—Kirkus Reviews


Dave Barry is the author of many bestsellers including Dave Barry's Complete Guide to GuysDave Barry Turns 40 and Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up. A wildly popular syndicated columnist, Barry won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. He lives in Miami.