University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Dave Barry

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Dave Barry has been a professional humorist ever since he discovered that professional humor was a lot easier than working. For many years he wrote a newspaper column that appeared in more than 500 newspapers and generated thousands of letters from readers who thought he should be fired. Despite this, Barry won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, although he misplaced it for several years, which is why his wife now keeps it in a secure location that he does not know about. One of Barry's columns was largely responsible for the movement to observe International Talk Like a Pirate Day every year on September 19. Barry has written more than 30 books, including the novels "Big Trouble," "Lunatics," "Tricky Business" and most recently, "Insane City." Two of Barry's books were the basis for the CBS sitcom "Dave's World." His most recent work of nonfiction is "Best. State. Ever. A Florida Man Defends His Homeland."

Barry lives in Miami with his family and a dog that is determined to urinate on every square inch of North America.

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Scheduled events:
Ready for Laughter
Humor writers Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel discuss their latest book as well as their many other writing achievements and experiences.

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 900)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Humor / Comedy
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union North Ballroom Gallery (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Dave Barry, Alan Zweibel
Moderator: David Fitzsimmons
Rock Bottom Remainders - Free Concert
On Saturday, March 10, immediately following the close of the festival. The outdoor concert will be at Jefferson Field. There will be food trucks, a cash bar, and plenty of space to dance!

Rock Bottom Remainders Outdoor Concert  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Panelists: Mitch Albom, Dave Barry, Sam Barry, Gary Hirstius, Greg Iles, Mary Karr, Josh Kelly, Erasmo Paolo, Ridley Pearson, Amy Tan, Scott Turow, Alan Zweibel

Best. State. Ever. A Florida Man Defends His Homeland
Humor / Comedy
G.P Putnam's Sons
September 2017
ISBN 9781101982617
240 pages
$16.00, INSTORE
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A New York Times bestseller -- a brilliantly funny exploration of the Sunshine State from the man who knows it best: Pulitzer Prize winner Dave Barry. More/less

For This We Left Egypt?: A Passover Haggadah for Jews and Those Who Love Them
Humor / Comedy
Flatiron Books
March 2017
ISBN 9781250110213
144 pages
$19.99, INSTORE
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"With this ... parody Haggadah from the comedic minds of Dave Barry, Alan Zweibel, and Adam Mansbach, good Jews everywhere will no longer have to sit (and sleep) through a lengthy and boring Seder. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company

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