Dave Barry's History of the Millennium (So Far)
On Sale: September 17, 2007
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Thucydides, Gibbon, Tuchman, McCullough-to the names of the
world's great historians must now be added the name of Dave
Barry, who has taken a long, hard look at our new millennium
(so far) and, when he stopped hyperventilating, has written
it all down, because nobody would believe it otherwise.
In November 2000, the skies darken over Florida as hundreds
of thousands of lawyers parachute into the state from
bombers, while in 2002, the federal budget surplus
mysteriously disappears ("Everybody looks high and low for
it, but the darned thing is gone!"). In April 2003, no WMD
have been found, but investigators do discover three barrels
of lard, described by U.S. intelligence analysts as "a heart
attack waiting to happen," while in 2004, an already
troubled nation receives an even greater blow: the sight of
Janet Jackson's exposed nipple. In 2005, Katrina, Cindy,
Harriet, Martha, Valerie, Paris, Michael Jackson-women just
got crazy that year-while in November 2006 . . . well,
something happened; it'll come back to us.
Plus, an extra added bonus-Dave Barry's complete history of
the millennium so recently (and unlamentedly) gone:
Crusaders! Vikings! Peter Minuit's purchase of Manhattan for
$24, plus $167,000 a month in maintenance fees! The
invention of pizza by Leonardo da Vinci and of the computer
by Charles Babbage (who died in 1871 still waiting to talk
to somebody from Technical Support)!
Liberally illustrated with line drawings, filled with facts
and commentary that will amaze your friends and confound
your enemies (yes, we mean you, Osama!), this is the book
that will finally earn Dave Barry his second Pulitzer Prize.
And about darned time, too.
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