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In Dave Barry Does Japan, nationally syndicated columnist Dave Barry recalls his travels around the nation of Japan along with his then wife and young son in 1991. He writes about his three week working vacation paid for by his publishing company. It is hilarious as he stumbles and bumbles his family through Japan, to tourist destinations like Tokyo and Mt. Fuji.   He is perplexed by the customs, culture, language, cuisine, manners, and means of transportation. You name it and he is at a loss for how it came to be or why it ever existed.
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Dave Barry is able to write about feeling like a foreigner in Miami, so Japan is way beyond his comprehension. He plays it up for laughs and the results can be side-splittingly funny. Sometimes real facts and actual events come to the surface and they are often funnier than the fictional things he writes about. Not a useful travel guide for those traveling to Japan but perhaps a good way to be introduced to the quirks and idiosyncrasies of the Japanese people while in flight.

The review of this Book prepared by David Fletcher

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Plot & Themes

Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)    -   Japanese Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+ Travelogue?    -   Yes

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan Misc setting    -   resort/hotel Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   very happy    -   like laughing How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog

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