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Name: David "Dave" Barry                                                           
Born: 3 July 1947 Armonk, New York                                                 
David "Dave" Barry (born July 3, 1947) is a bestselling American author and       
Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist who wrote a nationally syndicated column for the   
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 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.                                           
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.                                                           
Barry married his second wife Beth in 1976 and they had one child, Robert, in     
1980. The Barrys divorced in 1993. In 1996, Barry married Miami Herald             
sportswriter Michelle Kaufman; they had a daughter, Sophie, in 2000. All are       
mentioned regularly in Barry's columns, though his divorce was notably not