Dave Barry ( b. 1947) is a humorist who is the author of thirty books and countless columns. Two of his books Dave Barry Turns 40 (1990) and Dave Barry's Greatest Hits (1988) served as the basis for the TV sitcom Dave's World, which ran for four seasons from 1993 to 1997. In 1988, Barry was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. Formerly a syndicated columnist, he has had writing published in over 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. The following reflection is from his book Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys (1996).