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Dave Barry

(copied unofficially from his official web site)

Dave Barry is a humor columnist. For 25 years he was a syndicated columnist whose work appeared in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. In 1988 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. Many people are still trying to figure out how this happened.

Dave has also written a total of 30 books, although virtually none of them contain useful information. Two of his books were used as the basis for the CBS TV sitcom "Dave's World," in which Harry Anderson played a much taller version of Dave.

Dave plays lead guitar in a literary rock band called the Rock Bottom Remainders, whose other members include Stephen King, Amy Tan, Ridley Pearson and Mitch Albom. They are not musically skilled, but they are extremely loud. Dave has also made many TV appearances, including one on the David Letterman show where he proved that it is possible to set fire to a pair of men's underpants with a Barbie doll.

In his spare time, Dave is a candidate for president of the United States. If elected, his highest priority will be to seek the death penalty for whoever is responsible for making Americans install low-flow toilets.

Dave lives in Miami, Florida, with his wife, Michelle, a sportswriter. He has a son, Rob, and a daughter, Sophie, neither of whom thinks he's funny.

I think each of us remembers our first time. Syndicated columnist and award winning author Dave Barry remembers his in this very funny recollection. In the spring of 1991 we were given permission by Dave to reprint it in our Seven Seas Divers' newsletter and we thought it was time to bring it out of the moth balls. Thanks again Dave - this is a hillarious column and we wouldn't have wanted our members to miss this! We've broken out into 9 pages - so without further delay - We invite you to enjoy Dave Barry's The First Time

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