Lessons From Lucy by Dave Barry


The simple joys from an Old Happy Dog!  Thanks to an Advanced Reader Copy from the publisher, I was able to enjoy the next book by Dave Barry.  He is back and taking cues from his beloved and intelligent dog on how to age gracefully.  Let’s just say this one hit a little close to home and I found myself laughing at things that are way too familiar!

There was a scene on smartphone usage that had me laughing out loud.  However, when I read it to my teenage nephew, he did not get the humor – wonder why?

This book is divided into Lessons from Lucy – things such as Make New Friends and Pay Attention to the People You Love.  Each is taken from Lucy’s point of view but easy transfers into ideas that humans can use to enhance their lives.  Being a dog person – I know we have a lot we can learn from them.  I am thankful that Lucy had Dave to do the typing!

You do need to wait a while for this release, but it will be well worth it – This book will be released on April 2, 2019.


Faced with the obstacles and challenges of life after middle age, Dave Barry turns to his best dog, Lucy, to learn how to live his best life. From “Make New Friends” (an unfortunate fail when he can’t overcome his dislike for mankind) to “Don’t Stop Having Fun” (validating his longtime membership in a marching unit that performs in parades—and even Obama’s inauguration), Dave navigates his later years with good humor and grace. Lucy teaches Dave how to live in the present, how to let go of daily grievances, and how to feel good in your own skin. The lessons are drawn from Dave’s routine humiliations and stream-of-consciousness accounts of the absurdities of daily life, which will leave you heaving with laughter and recognition.

Laugh-out-loud hilarious, whether he’s trying to “Pay Attention to the People You Love” (even when your brain is not listening) or deciding to “Let Go of Your Anger,” Dave Barry’s Lessons From Lucy is a witty and wise guide to joyous living.

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