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  • Technique In His Writing
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    Much can be learned about Dave Barry's personal life by reading his books, which are compilations of the articles that he has written. His articles can be seen every Sunday in the Daily Break section of The Virginian-Pilot. He is a comedy writer who often points out annoying aspects of everyday life and makes fun of them. All of the following excerpts have been taken from the book entitled, "Dave Barry is not making this up" (unless otherwise noted). He uses a lot of parentheses to add asides, w...
  • Barry Looks At Dave
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    Changing the World I am the king of my own destiny. I am a productive force in the civilized society in which I live. I will take this day and make my almost perfect society better, because I am the king of my own destiny and a pillar in my community. These are the words of Dave Gore, a small town store owner, school board member, husband, and father of two teenage girls. He says these words every morning before he begins his day. A normal day for Dave is to come down stares at about 7: 30 am to...
  • Barry's Insight On The Male Species
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    Wait, are you telling me that Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys addresses women's issues? If 'women's issues' include understanding why guys spit, scratch themselves, and give each other noo gies, well then this book certainly addresses them! As for addressing the whole bit about a patriarchal world history, the subjugation of women, and accused responsibility for the Fall of Man, well, you might as well forget it. Dave Barry might not make you feel better about the stature of women in today's...
  • Dr James Barry
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    Most historians could tell you about Britain's first woman doctor, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson. With her determination and courage to challenge the medical profession she carved the way for many women in the medical field. But what many historians don t know is the facts and story behind whom was actually the truly first woman doctor of England. Dr. James Barry enjoyed a high reputation as a skilled surgeon for over fifty years. The following excerpt from The Manchester Guardian in August of 1865...
  • Importance Of Mainstream Lesbian And Gay Movements
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    Barrie reinterprets the state of marriage, what it means to her, and the benefits associated with having a husband. She bucks Warner's idea that the institution of same-sex marriage is always an ideology of normalization. Barrie does not seek a commitment ceremony with Linnea because she wants to uphold a heterosexual image of purity or to become "civilized". Rather, Barrie acknowledges her current politics and the queer politics of her past. Barrie proves that mainstream gay and lesbian concern...

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