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Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog

Lessons From Lucy The Simple Joys of an Old Happy Dog In this little gem Washington Independent Review of Books Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and New York Timesbestselling author Dave Barry learns how to age happily from his old but j

  • Title: Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog
  • Author: Dave Barry
  • ISBN: 1501161172
  • Page: 495
  • Format: ebook
  • In this little gem Washington Independent Review of Books , Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and New York Timesbestselling author Dave Barry learns how to age happily from his old but joyful dog, Lucy.As Dave Barry turns seventy not happily he realizes that his dog, Lucy, is dealing with old age far better than he is She has friends, fewer worries, and way In this little gem Washington Independent Review of Books , Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and New York Timesbestselling author Dave Barry learns how to age happily from his old but joyful dog, Lucy.As Dave Barry turns seventy not happily he realizes that his dog, Lucy, is dealing with old age far better than he is She has friends, fewer worries, and way fun So Dave decides to figure out how Lucy manages to stay so happy, to see if he can make his own life happier by doing the things she does except for drinking from the toilet He reconnects with old friends and tries to make new ones which turns out to be a struggle, because Lucy likes people a lot than he does And he gets back in touch with two ridiculous but fun groups from his past the Lawn Rangers, a group of guys who march in parades pushing lawnmowers and twirling brooms alcohol is involved , and the Rock Bottom Remainders, the world s oldest and least talented all author band With each new lesson, Dave riffs hilariously on dogs, people, and life in general, while also pondering Deep Questions, such as when it s okay to lie Answer when scallops are involved Lessons from Lucy shows readers a new side to Dave Barry that s touching and sentimental, but there s still a laugh on every page Sacramento Bee The master humorist has written a witty and affable guide to joyous living at any age Get A Copy Online StoresAu

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    About "Dave Barry"

    1. Dave Barry

      Dave Barry is a humor columnist For 25 years he was a syndicated columnist whose work appeared in than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad In 1988 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary Many people are still trying to figure out how this happened.Dave has also written a total of 30 books, although virtually none of them contain useful information Two of his books were used as Dave Barry is a humor columnist For 25 years he was a syndicated columnist whose work appeared in than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad In 1988 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary Many people are still trying to figure out how this happened.Dave has also written a total of 30 books, although virtually none of them contain useful information Two of his books were used as the basis for the CBS TV sitcom Dave s World, in which Harry Anderson played a much taller version of Dave.Dave plays lead guitar in a literary rock band called the Rock Bottom Remainders, whose other members include Stephen King, Amy Tan, Ridley Pearson and Mitch Albom They are not musically skilled, but they are extremely loud Dave has also made many TV appearances, including one on the David Letterman show where he proved that it is possible to set fire to a pair of men s underpants with a Barbie doll.In his spare time, Dave is a candidate for president of the United States If elected, his highest priority will be to seek the death penalty for whoever is responsible for making Americans install low flow toilets.Dave lives in Miami, Florida, with his wife, Michelle, a sportswriter He has a son, Rob, and a daughter, Sophie, neither of whom thinks he s funny

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    1. 3.5 starsHumorist Dave Barry wrote a syndicated humor column for the Miami Herald for than two decades and is the author of many amusing memoirs In this book, Barry relates seven life lessons he learned from his beloved dog Lucy The lessons are largely common sense, but the anecdotes from Barry s life provide a nice personal touch Dave BarryThe book is uneven, with some stories that are laugh out loud funny and some that are rather mundane Barry has always been a dog person and s 3.5 starsHumori [...]


    2. I loved Dave Barry s newspaper column back in the day, especially when he wrote about Earnest and Zippy So, I jumped at the chance to read his latest book, Lessons from Lucy, combining as it did his trademark wit and stories about a dog Like Dave, I am the parent of an older large dog I m reading this book, at the point where Dave writes that when we say her name or reach down to pet her, her tail thumps the floor in a drumbeat of joy , at the same time that I m petting Cooper, whose tail is I l [...]


    3. Lessons From Lucy The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog by Dave Barry is a book I requested from NetGalley and the review is voluntary.This book is so full of warmth, love, tenderness, humor, insight, and just good old common sense His writing flows with wit and wisdom, love and memories, hope and a canine spirit He gives lessons he has, and is learning from his elderly dog Lucy Each lesson is something we all could work on They each are heavily sprinkled with humor and common sense Some ar Lesso [...]


    4. NOW AVAILABLE Yesterday morning I began reading Dave Barry s Lessons from Lucy The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog and laughed out loud and was glad that, for me, it was a dog oriented day, and happy that these two coincided by happenstance With a few exceptions, I ve had a dog or two most of the years of my life When I was an infant, my mother used to put me down for my naps on our Irish Setter, and he would watch over me, like Nana in Peter Pan When I began to try to walk, he wo NOW AV [...]


    5. Dave Barry fans will not be disappointed In Lessons From Lucy The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog, Barry shares all the humor, perspective, and life lessons he has been gifted during his time with his dog Lucy With seven chapters in total, each chapter shares a new lesson but Barry tends to go the long way around in revealing it That s a good thing though Laugh out loud funny and sometimes deeply thought provoking, the lessons touch on the following subjects be friendly find opportunities Dave [...]


    6. In Lessons from Lucy, Dave Barry looks to his dog for ways to be a happier human Lucy loves everyone and adjusts to whatever circumstances come her way She s friends with everyone, and so Dave puts efforts into existing friendships and develop new ones.I chuckled out loud many times over the course of this book In the course of laughing, he also reminds you of stuff like pay less attention to your phone and to the people you love Yes, every self help book ever written talks about t In Lessons fr [...]


    7. You re only young once, but you can always be immature.Another laugh out loud collection from Barry this time the focus is on aging gracefully like a dog.Actually, Lucy s lessons are great for any age group live in the moment, don t forget how to have fun, looks aren t important, etc It s just that, as Bonnie Raitt once reminded us time gets mighty precious when there s less of it to waste so we readers of a certain age need to start paying attention to what we re doing with wh You re only young [...]


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