Essay#1: Tips for Women: pg 22. Your textbook lists this as a "Practice Selection" because the answers to all the exercise questions are included. However, you will do the "Comprehension Worksheet" on page 33. If you do not tear out the completed page to turn in as your answers (and prefer to keep your book intact) then turn in a typed set of answers. For this particular assignment, number all items and write the question for each item before you answer it. Make sure your answers are thorough and clear.
David "Dave" Barry (born 1947) is an author and columnist, who wrote a nationally syndicated humor column for The Miami Herald newspaper from 1983 to 2005. He has also written numerous books of humor and parody, as well as comedic novels.
After divorcing his college sweetheart, Barry married his second wife, Beth Lenox, in 1976 and they had one child, Robert, in 1980. Barry and Beth worked together at the Daily Local News in West Chester, PA, where they began their journalism careers on the same day in September, 1971. Barry and Lenox divorced in 1993. In 1996, Barry married Miami HeraldsportswriterMichelle Kaufman; they had a daughter, Sophie, in 2000. He has had dogs named Earnest, Zippy, and now Lucy. All are mentioned regularly in Barry's column
Barry has defined a sense of humor as "a measurement of the extent to which we realize that we are trapped in a world almost totally devoid of reason. Laughter is how we express the anxiety we feel at this knowledge."
Among his favorite topics are exploding or flaming items (cows, whales, vacuum cleaners, toilets, and Barbie dolls. He also has written about dogs lacking intelligence, live blogging, and amusing government studies. He enjoys making fun of South Florida, where he lives. In Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway, he suggested that many of America's problems could be solved if South Florida were literally sawed off from the mainland and disowned by the United States.
His novels typically feature numerous initially unrelated subplots, many related to criminal activity, which slowly intertwine over the course of the story.