This was a gift from my mother, and I didn’t realize until I picked it up a few days ago that it was inscribed to me by the author. Reminder to self: thank Mom for this again.
Dave Barry is a strange writer. He alternates being tremendously funny with being really unfunny (but trying to be funny). The net effect is that when he’s tremendously funny it takes me off guard, and I end up in uncontrollable laughter. I can’t tell whether he’s being sneaky or if he just writes what he can as fast as he can to make deadline and misses the mark more often than he hits it.
I decided that, after the book about Iran and the U.S., some lighter reading was in order. This fit the bill, except for the final two essays about September 11th and Flight 93. Just what I needed to read four hours before I board an airplane. Oops.
[The Traveller — Christophe Goze](http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=7dA09vV2Adk&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fsirocco-deluxe-edition%252Fid536783844%253Fuo%253D4%2526partnerId%253D30)