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Dave Barry's history of the millennium (so far)

by Barry, Dave.

Format: Book on CD 2007
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
Hampton Community Library Adult Audio AUDIO CD 818.54 BAR
Location  Hampton Community Library
Collection  Adult Audio
Call Number  AUDIO CD 818.54 BAR
Northern Tier Regional Library Audio/Visual CD/BK 817 BARRY
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Audio/Visual
Call Number  CD/BK 817 BARRY
Scott Township Library Audio ACD 818.5402 BARRY
Location  Scott Township Library
Collection  Audio
Call Number  ACD 818.5402 BARRY
Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual CD 817 B [B-O-CD] 02/04/08 Ingram $25.95-14.27 [ISBN: 9780143142423]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  CD 817 B [B-O-CD] 02/04/08 Ingram $25.95-14.27 [ISBN: 9780143142423]
A brilliantly funny exploration of the tumultuous recent past from the Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Humorist Barry offers a look at the new millennium thus far in this collection of the annual reviews that Barry offers through his newspaper columns. It consists of month-to-month commentary on the most outrageous events of the year Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction, the heck of a job done by Michael Brown during Hurricane Katrina, the failure to find WMDs in Iraq all delivered with Barry's hilarious look at the absurdities of American life. The book includes 32 line drawings that add to the fun, as well as a bonus look at history during the first millennium, from 1000 through 1999. Barry fans and readers looking for a lighter perspective on the history of world events will enjoy this book.--Bush, Vanessa Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Although Barry retired his column in 2004, he continues to examine current events with his annual "Year in Review" surveys, and the ones he wrote between 2000 and 2006 are collected here. He opens with a 33-page outline of history (from 1000 to 1999) in which we learn that the first book Gutenberg mass produced in 1455 was Codpieces of Passion by Danielle Steel, and that computer pioneer Charles Babbage "died in 1871, still waiting to talk to someone from Technical Support." In 2002, airline industry losses prompted "America West, in a cost-cutting measure, to eliminate the cockpit minibar"; 2003: Jayson Blair, leaving the New York Times "thoroughly disgraced, is forced to accept a six-figure book contract"; 2004: Abu Ghraib photos revealed "soldiers repeatedly forcing prisoners to look at the video of Janet Jackson's right nipple"; 2006: Osama bin Laden released "another audiotape, for the first time making it downloadable from iTunes." As a time line of humor, some of Barry's jokes were probably funnier the year they were written, but it's still a breezy and entertaining read. The 32 clever cartoon illustrations brighten the book's pages. (Sept. 17) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects History -- Humor.
History -- 21st century -- Humor.
American wit and humor.
Publisher New York :Penguin Audio,2007
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles History of the millennium (so far)
Contributors Frederic, Patrick.
Participants/Performers Read by Patrick Frederic.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 4 audio discs (4 hr. 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780143142423
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