Dave Barry Biography

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Dave Barry was born on July 3rd, 1947 in Armonk, New York to a Presbyterian minister, also named David Barry. He grew up with the dream of writing, and his sense of humor was present from a very early point in life. He was labeled Class Clown of his graduating class at Pleasantville High School in 1965. Barry attended Haverford College outside of Philadelphia, and he received a bachelor’s degree in English in 1969. Then he married his college sweetheart, Ann Shelnutt in 1970, though they got divorced six years later. Later he met Beth Lenox. Beth and Barry were journalists together at the Daily Local News in West Chester, Pennsylvania in September of 1971. They were married in 1976 and in 1980 they had a son named Robert Barry. In 1980 Barry wrote a column in the Philadelphia Inquirer which got the attention of Gene Weingarten, and the Miami Herald. In 1988 Barry won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary “for his consistently effective use of humor as a device for presenting fresh insights into serious concerns”. In 1992, for an American Booksellers Association convention, a few authors formed a band for charity called The Rock Bottom Remainders with authors like Stephen King and Ridley Pearson. In 1993, Barry and Lenox were divorced and then in 1996 he married Miami Herald sportswriter Michelle Kaufman. He writes a lot about his marriages in his essays and columns. Barry and Michelle had a daughter name Sophie Barry in 2000. He often writes about being a father in his columns. He also has three dogs; Earnest Zippy and Lucy, which he also mentions often. Barry writes about different aspects of everyday life. He writes books and essays focusing on scenarios like homeownership, parenthood, fitness, sexual prejudice, and all sorts of other things. His first novel, Big Trouble, was made into a movie starring Tim Allen and Rene Russo with a cameo done by

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