By Dave Barry
Throughout the process residing (mumble, mumble) years, Dave Barry has realized a lot of wisdom,* (*actual knowledge now not assured) and he's wanting to go it on—to the following iteration, the iteration after that, and to these idiots who make using to the grocer in Florida a death-defying experience.
In marvelous, brand-new, never-before-published items, Dave passes on domestic truths to his new grandson and to his daughter Sophie, who may be getting her learner’s allow in 2015 (“So you’re approximately to begin using! How interesting! I’m going to kill myself”). He explores the homeland of his formative years, the place the grown-ups have been presupposed to be uptight fifties conformists, yet looked as if it would have loads of un-Mad Men-like enjoyable, in contrast to Dave’s personal child Boomer iteration, which used to be purported to be wild and loopy, yet by some means changed into neurotic hover-parents. He dives into every little thing from the inanity of cable information and some great benefits of Google Glass (“You will seem like a douchebag”) to the loneliness of highschool nerds (“You won't ever listen a highschool lady say a few boy, in a dreamy voice, ‘He’s so sarcastic!’”), from the perils of domestic fix to firsthand debts of the football craziness of Brazil and the simply undeniable loopy craziness of Vladimir Putin’s Russia (“He stares on the digicam with the expression of a guy who relaxes by means of strangling small hairy animals”), and much more besides.
By the top, for those who don't feel wiser, richer in wisdom, extra attuned to the universe . . . we wouldn’t be in any respect shocked. yet you’ll have had much to snicker approximately!