IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Lessons from Lucy

Lucy & Dave Barry

A family friend, John Moore, sent a book around for the family to read, LESSONS FROM LUCY.

Humorist Dave Barry wrote a syndicated humor column for the Miami Herald for more than two decades and is the author of many amusing memoirs. In this book, Barry relates seven life lessons he learned from his beloved dog Lucy. The lessons are largely common sense, but the anecdotes from Barry’s life provide a nice personal touch.

I was aware of Dave Barry but I think it was just his quotes on one of those daily desk calendars. Other than that, I could not repeat anything he had written or exactly who he is.

For over a week, I could not get to the book. I pulled it up on my Audible account to listen to as I write or research.

Last night was my first introduction to Mr. Barry reading his own work, LESSONS FROM LUCY.
Oh, my gosh! The guy is hilarious.

Sometimes, with his phrases or wording, I feel like I am listening to myself speaking through the speaker around the corner, aimed into the center round hall so that it reaches my study, the kitchen, the bathroom, and the bedroom.

Dave Barry is the bomb!

“Remember this: however bad you think things are today, however awful you consider our leaders to be, however stupid you think your fellow Americans are, this country has seen worse times, including – to name a few – the Civil War, 9/11, the Great Depression, and six seasons of Jersey Shore. We muddled through those times. We will muddle through these.”
― Dave Barry, Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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