Lessons from Lucy by Dave Barry audiobook

Lessons from Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog

By Dave Barry
Read by Dave Barry

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781501161155
4.03 Hours Unabridged
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Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and bestselling author Dave Barry reads his latest book on how he learned 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 readers 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.

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New York Times bestseller

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in Mid-Life Managment

New York Times bestseller

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and bestselling author Dave Barry reads his latest book on how he learned 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 readers 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Extremely funny…and downright touching…These are very lively life lessons even for the canine-impaired.” Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author
We couldn’t stop laughing.” Parage magazine
“Barry[‘s]…unique brand of slightly curmudgeonly, self-deprecating, stream of consciousness humor.” Bark magazine
“Barry narrates himself, which turns out to be an excellent idea…Barry injects just the right amount of self-deprecation into the humor…Like every other Barry audiobook, Lessons from Lucy is a joy to hear. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Barry’s humor knows no borders, and even the canine ambivalent can give it two paws up.” Boomer magazine
Barry’s anecdotes gave me belly laughs of recognition.... The book is easy to digest, enjoyable to read and good for you (you know what they say about laughter triggering endorphins). Barry’s humor knows no borders, and even the canine-ambivalent can give it two paws up.” — Boomer Magazine
All the classic trappings of beloved Florida humorist Dave Barry are here—the dad jokes, the wry observations, the charming self-sabotage... But there’s also something gentler at work in this ode to Barry’s patient mutt named Lucy—the effect of a dog who loves unconditionally.” — Garden & Gun
An instruction manual on how to live happy, healthy and heartily well into your 70s and beyond.” — Palm Beach Post
“Thoughtful and highly personal, the reflections of a man who wants to live his life a little better than he has in the past.” Deseret News
“Whether it’s learning to let go of anger or living in the present, we could all take a page from Lucy.” New York Post
“He will have you howling with laughter.” Florida Times-Union
“Astute advice about growing older rolled into a blanket of classic Barry humor… The lessons are filled with the author’s signature brand of quirky, sometimes-sarcastic humor… Even for those who are not as enamored by dogs as the author, his gentle wisdom seeps through.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Dave Barry

Author Bio: Dave Barry

Dave Barry’s bestsellers include his Peter Pan prequels, written with Ridley Pearson; I’ll Mature When I’m Dead; and Lunatics, written with Alan Zweibel. He is also the author of the two dark comic suspense novels Big Trouble and Tricky Business. A play based on his first Peter Pan book, Peter and the Starcatchers, is currently a hit on Broadway. He lives in Coral Gables, Florida.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 4.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English