Swamp Story


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$27.99  $26.03
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
6.0 X 9.0 X 1.4 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Dave Barry is the author of more bestsellers than you can count on two hands, including Lessons from Lucy, Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys, Dave Barry Turns Forty, and Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up. A wildly popular syndicated columnist best known for his booger jokes, Barry won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. He lives in Miami.


"Get ready to laugh out loud with Dave Barry's return to fiction, Swamp Story. It's a hilarious Sunshine-State caper....The Pulitzer Prize-winner and self-described 'Florida Man' always delivers the laughs, and Swamp Story is no exception." -- Parade

"Larger than life hijinks abound in Swamp Story, the zany thriller from Dave Barry....a hilarious caper that could only happen in Florida. Fans of Barry and Carl Hiaasen will be on the edge of their seats--except when they're rolling on the floor." -- Shelf Awareness

"Florida's humorist laureate finds chaos and comedy in the Everglades....Gold bars, pythons, and TikTok videos of swamp monsters add up to a hilarious Florida tale....Barry makes mirth of all this mayhem with his usual aplomb." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Crime fiction doesn't come much funnier than this Florida-set caper....Barry conducts the hijinks like a maestro of comic suspense. Carl Hiaasen fans will be in heaven." -- Publishers Weekly
"The funniest thing we've read in years, or maybe just since the last Dave Barry novel." --PEOPLE Magazine

"Before you open this book, ask yourself one important question: How hard do I want to laugh? Because (a) it's Dave Barry, and (b) it's Dave Freaking Barry. Of course Swamp Story is about greed, fraud, and viral fame, but there are also big-ass reptiles to keep the sketchiest characters on their toes. Everything that happens in this wild novel could easily happen in South Florida, and probably will. Read it here first. Dave's version is always the funniest." --Carl Hiaasen

'With Swamp Story, Dave Barry combines two important elements of literature: A swamp and a story."-- Steve Martin

"Dave Barry continues his powerful, hypnotic, sway over us readers with this latest, powerful, hypnotic work that is not only hilariously funny, but also powerful and hypnotic." -- ALSO Steve Martin

"I laughed out loud! (to think that Dave would dare publish a book). Yet, this book continues Dave's streak of humor writing that is the best in the country. Congratulations to Dave and all the lucky readers." -- AGAIN, Steve Martin

"I'm frankly tired of Dave Barry being so funny. Yet, he's done it again to the benefit and delight of all of us. A hilarious new work." -- STILL Steve Martin

"I haven't read it yet, but I love it!" -- YET AGAIN, Steve Martin

"An authentically rendered distillation of the Sunshine State's special sensibility. The novel is funny, ridiculous, and even moving--a typical Barry affair....Barry's crew of misfits is a wild one, but the dual plots he sets in motion are why Swamp Story shines....If you want to read about the state and have fun doing so...read Swamp Story and dive into the Floridian muck. It takes a Florida man to write a proper, ridiculous Florida novel." --Washington Examiner