Dave Barry has written several best-sellers, including Dave Barry Talks Back; Dave Barry is from Mars and Venus; Dave Barry is Not Taking This Sitting Down; Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway; and Tricky Business. In addition, his writing was the basis of the CBS popular sitcom, Dave’s World. His books have been hailed by the critics as "containing a tremendous amount of whitespace."
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 Album. 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.