Welcome to Barbara's Dave Barry Fan Page

I've been an ardent follower of Dave Barry's work for quite a while and decided now to share the material of his I searched for (and found!) on the Internet.

I'm not going to publish anything here (for copyright law reasons) but will paste a few links I found quite useful during my research. Also, I downloaded a lot of stuff for my own personal and private enjoyment and if you, as a private person, turn to me via e-mail and ask me for specific articles or columns, I'm more than happy to send them to you by e-mail. I'll list what I have collected so far and you can let me know if you're interested in any of it and if so, what exactly.

First of all, there's the official Dave Barry homepage to be found at
I find particularly entertaining the section under 'Stuff' where his annual holiday gift guides are introduced (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003), but all the other categories are worth to be looked at, too.

A selection of his most recent columns can be found at the official page of the Miami Herald at
Particularly entertaining are his recent comments on the 2004 election process and his upcoming reports on the 2004 Olympic Summer Games in Athens

Additionally, you can log on to the Holland Sentinel's homepage at http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=HSHH&p_theme=gatehouse&p_action=keyword
put in "Dave Barry" (including quotation marks) in the keyword search field and then you get a list of quite a few columns from the period between 1997 through now.

This is a link to the homepage of The Daily Beacon
Again, you have to type "Dave Barry" (mind the quotation marks!) into the search field "search the whole article" and then a list with lots of his columns will appear.

And now a few words about my personal Dave Barry collection which I downloaded from the Internet - mainly from the sources mentioned above.

I've got stuff from 1992 through 2004. I also got some pre-1992 columns but there are really not that much of them.
They are primarily his weekly columns published in the Miami Herald and other newspapers. Also included are a few Holiday Gift Guides and 'Yearenders' (his special reviews of the year's events). Some years yielded a bigger harvest, others didn't.

This is what I collected so far (as of March 2006):

pre 1992
1985: 1 columns
1986: Yearender plus 1 column
1987: 4 columns
1989: 4 columns
1990: Yearender plus 3 columns
1991: Yearender plus 1 column

4 parts of the Bad Song Contest
August, December - 1 column each

January, February, March, April, June, August, September - 1 column each
October - 2
November - 4
December - 3
5 indeterminable columns

March, July, October, November, December - 4 columns each (complete)
May, September - 3 columns each
January, April, June, August - 2 columns each
February - 1 column

January, May, June, August, September, October, November - complete (4 - 5 columns each)
February, March, April, July - 2 columns each
December - 1 column

1996 Yearender (in 3 parts)
Review of the 1996 Olympics
Dave's coverage of the 1996 Conventions/Presidential Elections
April- 1 column each
July, August - 2 columns
January, February - 4 columns

1997 Holiday Gift Guide
November, December - 2 columns
January, June, August, September - 1 column each
May - 2 columns

a nearly complete year - just 1 column is missing from the beginning of November
including 1998 Yearender
including extensive coverage of the 1998 Nagaon Olympic Winter Games

1999 Holiday Gift guide
January, February, March, April, May, June, August, November - complete (4-5 columns each)
September, October -3 columns
December - 2 columns

a complete year plus
2000 Yearender (Review of 2000)
2000 Holiday Gift Guide and
Millennium Review (written at the beginning of January 2000)

also a complete year including the
2001 Annual Holiday Gift Guide

a complete year plus
2002 Yearender plus
2002 Holiday Gift Guide plus
extensive coverage of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games

a complete year plus
2003 Holiday Gift Guide and
2003 Yearender

so far collected:
a complete year plus
Dave's coverage of the 2004 Presidential Race
(Iowa caucus, New Hampshire primary, Democratic Convention Boston, Republican Conventin in NYC) and
Dave's coverage of the 2004 Olympic Summer Games in Athens/Greece plus
Dave's 2004 Gift Guide and
Dave's 2004 Yearender

2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008
Dave is on hiatus
all the new columns published including the ones on Olympic games and other sports events, Super Bowls, presidential elections and some other stuff
2005, 2006, 2007 Holiday Gift Guide and
2005 , 2006, 2007 Yearender

Let me know if you're interested in any of the columns I collected - I'll zip them and e-mail them to you. If the attachment is getting too large to be e-mailed, I'll upload the zip file to my site's server and send you the link, so that you can download it from there. But that I'll do only as an exception.
To get into touch with me please send me an e-mail.

barbara [at] diewiegels [dot] de
(leave out the blanks)

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latest update: October 26, 2008