Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort of History of the United States
If you love to laugh, if you love your country, if you are unaware that "the Sixth Amendment states that if you are accused of a crime, you have the right to a trial before a jury of people too stupid to get out of jury duty," Dave Barry Slept Here is the book for you. Every single momentous... show more
If you love to laugh, if you love your country, if you are unaware that "the Sixth Amendment states that if you are accused of a crime, you have the right to a trial before a jury of people too stupid to get out of jury duty," Dave Barry Slept Here is the book for you. Every single momentous event and crucial movement is covered, including:The Birthing Contractions of a Nation Kicking Some British Butt The Forging of a Large, Wasteful Bureaucracy The Civil War: A Nation Pokes Itself in the Eyeball The Fifties: Peace, Prosperity, Brain Death The Reagan-Bush Years: Napping Toward Glory And much more!
Publish date: October 29th 1997
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 239
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, American History
Dear Dave, What happened here then? Last time we met - in Hobbs, NM, if I remember right - you made me laugh so hard, I could hardly breathe. So what's with the half-hearted attempt at an alternative history? I get that there are episodes that are left out of the US history books, but why did...
I suppose, theoretically, that I would have aced AP American History even if I had not nigh-memorized this book at an impressionable age, but I would not have derived nearly as much enjoyment fromTHE HAWLEY-SMOOT TARIFFwithout it.
*5+++ Stars**The Gush* Let me say first off that I don't read Dave Barry. I think I've read a total of 15 pages from his Cyberspace book and this. I don't actually get into his humor that much. This, however, is brilliant. When I first read this, I was like, "where has this been all my life!?" As a ...
I once read an excerpt of this book to the 11th-grade class I was student teaching. Nobody laughed; I think they thought this was actual history. If anything, this book helped me realize teaching wasn't for me.