Dave Barry, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and bestselling author, turns to his dog Lucy for some common sense lessons of how to live a happy life. I found this book to be funny, poignant and full of the joys and sorrows of sharing your life with a dog. I found myself laughing out loud so often while reading this book that my dogs were wondering what was going on. The life lessons are handled with the perfect blend of humor and good old fashioned common sense that you don't have to be a dog lover to understand. After a bad streak of unsatisfying reads this book was a wonderful breath of fresh air! And although this was my first Dave Barry book I am sure it will not be the last.— Lisa
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.