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Dave Barry
NYP2001102902 - 29 OCTOBER 2001 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Author Stephen King (right) looks on while author Dave Barry 4 year old daughter Sophie tries to grab the microphone to talk during the October 29, 2001 press conference by the authors to discuss their rock and roll band which will play October 3O at a New York City benefit to support New York Scores a local soccer and literacy after school program that works in the public schools of the Bronx and Harlem. rlw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI

David "Dave" Barry (born July 3, 1947) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author and columnist, who wrote a nationally syndicated humor column for The Miami Herald from 1983 to 2005. He has also written numerous books of humor and parody, as well as comedic novels.

Barry was born in Armonk, New York, where his father—also named David Barry—was a Presbyterian minister. He was educated at Wampus Elementary School and Harold C. Crittenden Junior High School (both in Armonk), and Pleasantville High School where he was elected "Class Clown" in 1965. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Haverford College in 1969. In his book, Dave Barry's Greatest Hits, he stated that during college he was in a band called "The Federal Duck."

As the son of a minister and an alumnus of a Quaker-affiliated college, Barry avoided military service during the Vietnam War by registering as a religious conscientious objector.

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