By Dave Barry
The hot YORK occasions BESTSELLER
YOU cannot MAKE these things UP
Dave Barry would not lie--and listed below are the true lifestyles, laugh-out-loud tales from throughout the United States to turn out it: a U.S. excellent court docket justice stocks his treatment for fighting gasoline ("I had no longer discovered that this was once an issue of shock within the maximum degrees of government"); a newspaper headline in Ohio pronounces the combustibility of strawberry Pop-Tarts ("A tale that could relatively assist you achieve a greater figuring out of ways you'll be killed via breakfast snack food"); a daunting incontrovertible fact that snakes have mastered the pipelines best on to your toilet--and they don't seem to be shy ("Many ladies may view this as a good punishment for the entire billions of occasions that men have left the seat up").
Get up-close with Dave as he examines flying saucers thrillseekers and Elvis- worshippers, performs lead guitar with a frightening rock band that comes with Stephen King, and swears to inform the reality, the entire fact, and not anything however the truth...so God aid you!
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