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October 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

Dave Barry at the Betsey Hotel


October 10, 2019
6:30 pm


The Betsy Hotel
1440 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139 United States
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Author Series: Between The Business Covers with Dave Barry

Featuring Author


“Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys Of An Old, Happy Dog”
As Dave Barry turns seventy-not happily-he realizes that his dog, Lucy, is dealing with old age far better than he is. She has more friends, fewer worries, and way more fun. So Dave decides to figure out how Lucy manages to stay so happy, to see if he can make his own life happier by doing the things she does (except for drinking from the toilet). He reconnects with old friends and tries to make new ones-which turns out to be a struggle.



This event includes one copy of Lessons From Lucy, a discussion with the author, plus one complimentary welcome drink and light bites, followed by a cash bar.

4-legged, well-behaved friends are welcome to attend!

**Portion of the proceeds go to Friends of Miami Animals Foundation

Valet parking available on the Ocean Drive entrance.

We encourage you to rideshare! You can also use the Ride Freebee app for free transportation to certain locations.


Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and bestselling author of Dave Barry Turns 40 now shows how to age gracefully, taking cues from his beloved and highly intelligent dog, Lucy.

Faced with the obstacles and challenges of life after middle age, Dave Barry turns to his best dog, Lucy, to learn how to live his best life. From “Make New Friends” (an unfortunate fail when he can’t overcome his dislike for mankind) to “Don’t Stop Having Fun” (validating his longtime membership in a marching unit that performs in parades—and even Obama’s inauguration), Dave navigates his later years with good humor and grace. Lucy teaches Dave how to live in the present, how to let go of daily grievances, and how to feel good in your own skin. The lessons are drawn from Dave’s routine humiliations and stream-of-consciousness accounts of the absurdities of daily life, which will leave you heaving with laughter and recognition.

Laugh-out-loud hilarious, whether he’s trying to “Pay Attention to the People You Love” (even when your brain is not listening) or deciding to “Let Go of Your Anger,” Dave Barry’s Lessons From Lucy is a witty and wise guide to joyous living.



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Lessons from Lucy is extremely funny (in a couple of places I laughed until water ran from my eyes and a slightly thicker fluid came from my nose). You’d expect that from Dave Barry. What you might not expect is how insightful it is, and downright touching. If you’ve grown old along with Dave, you will want to read this book. You’ll also want to read it if you’re a dog lover, but that’s optional. These are very lively life lessons even for the canine-impaired.”
— Stephen King“Astute advice about growing older rolled into a blanket of classic Barry humor…. The lessons are filled with the author’s signature brand of quirky, sometimes-sarcastic humor…. Even for those who are not as enamored by dogs as the author, his gentle wisdom seeps through.”
— Kirkus Reviews“Barry’s signature sarcasm and dry wit is on display throughout…. An effortless reading experience for dog lovers and Barry fans alike.”
— Publishers Weekly

“Dog lovers will howl with laughter at humorist Dave Barry’s advice book on living your best life by following the examples of his sweet senior rescue dog.”
— Dogster