The title, as Dave Barry admits, is not entirely accurate. To be sure, this collection of articles does contain what the Pulitzer-Prize-winning author calls "an unusually high (for me) level of factual content." But there is also an abundance of goofy reportage, fart jokes (see "It''s A Gas"), and Barry''s long-overdue thoughts on natural childbirth.
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER YOU CAN''T MAKE THIS STUFF UP Dave Barry wouldn''t lie--and here are the real life, laugh-out-loud stories from across America to prove it: a U.S. Supreme Court justice shares his remedy for preventing gas ("I had not realized that this was a matter of concern in the highest levels of government"); a newspaper headline in Ohio announces the combustibility of strawberry Pop-Tarts ("A story that can really help you gain a better understanding of how you can be killed by breakfast snack food"); a frightening fact that snakes have mastered the pipelines leading directly to your toilet--and they''re not shy ("Many women might view this as a fair punishment for all the billions of times that guys have left the seat up"). Get up-close with Dave as he examines UFO thrillseekers and Elvis- worshippers, plays lead guitar with a horrifying rock band that includes Stephen King, and swears to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth...so God help you! "BARRY IS AT HIS BEST." --The Baltimore Sun "HE ZAPS THE FUNNY BONE." --The Cincinnati Post
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