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
4.02 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781508279464

In this “little gem” (Washington Independent Review of Books), Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist and New York Times bestselling author Dave Barry learns how to age happily from his old but joyful dog, Lucy. As Dave Barry turns seventy—not happily—he realizes that his dog, Lucy, is dealing with old age far better than he is. She has more friends, fewer worries, and way more fun. So Dave decides to figure out how Lucy manages to stay so happy, to see if he can make his own life happier by doing the things she does (except for drinking from the toilet). He reconnects with old friends and tries to make new ones—which turns out to be a struggle, because Lucy likes people a lot more than he does. And he gets back in touch with two ridiculous but fun groups from his past: the Lawn Rangers, a group of guys who march in parades pushing lawnmowers and twirling brooms (alcohol is involved), and the Rock Bottom Remainders, the world’s oldest and least-talented all-author band. With each new lesson, Dave riffs hilariously on dogs, people, and life in general, while also pondering Deep Questions, such as when it’s okay to lie. (Answer: when scallops are involved.) Lessons from Lucy shows readers a new side to Dave Barry that’s “touching and sentimental, but there’s still a laugh on every page” (Sacramento Bee). The master humorist has written a witty and affable guide to joyous living at any age.

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Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

Finalist for the 2020 Thurber Prize for American Humor

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

A Booklist Editors’ Choice of the Year's Best Audiobooks

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

In this “little gem” (Washington Independent Review of Books), Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist and New York Times bestselling author Dave Barry learns how to age happily from his old but joyful dog, Lucy.

As Dave Barry turns seventy—not happily—he realizes that his dog, Lucy, is dealing with old age far better than he is. She has more friends, fewer worries, and way more fun. So Dave decides to figure out how Lucy manages to stay so happy, to see if he can make his own life happier by doing the things she does (except for drinking from the toilet). He reconnects with old friends and tries to make new ones—which turns out to be a struggle, because Lucy likes people a lot more than he does. And he gets back in touch with two ridiculous but fun groups from his past: the Lawn Rangers, a group of guys who march in parades pushing lawnmowers and twirling brooms (alcohol is involved), and the Rock Bottom Remainders, the world’s oldest and least-talented all-author band. With each new lesson, Dave riffs hilariously on dogs, people, and life in general, while also pondering Deep Questions, such as when it’s okay to lie. (Answer: when scallops are involved.)

Lessons from Lucy shows readers a new side to Dave Barry that’s “touching and sentimental, but there’s still a laugh on every page” (Sacramento Bee). The master humorist has written a witty and affable guide to joyous living at any age.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The effect of a dog who loves unconditionally.” Garden & Gun
“A little gem.” Washington Independent Review of Books
“These are very lively life lessons even for the canine-impaired.” Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“An outrageously funny book…slightly curmudgeonly, self-deprecating, stream of consciousness humor…[and] deep, sweet, and downright touching.” The Bark
“An instruction manual on how to live happy, healthy and heartily.” Palm Beach Post
“We couldn’t stop laughing.” Parade
“Delightful…witty and wise.” Bookpage
“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
“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

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Author

Author Bio: Dave Barry

Author Bio: Dave Barry

Dave Barry is the author of more bestsellers than you can count on two hands, including Lessons from Lucy, Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys, Dave Barry Turns 40, and Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up. A wildly popular syndicated columnist, he won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for commentary.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 4.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English