Interview with DAVE BARRY: Madcap Airs All

Dave Barry Has A Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary, but he refuses to give it back

A 41-year-old Miami Herald writer and author of the soon-to-be-notorious book Dave Barry Slept Here assaults the truth regularly through his weekly column, which appears in more than 150 helpless newspapers.

Q. The subtitle of your book is A Sort of History of the United States, but some people will find it sort of upsetting. You say that the First Amendment guarantees the right of religious groups, "no matter how small or unpopular, to hassle you in airports." You explain that radio works "by means of long invisible pieces of electricity (called 'static') shooting through the air until they strike your...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!