According to Dave Barry, the day the New York Times proclaimed him "the funniest man in America" must have been a slow news day. We know better. His columns for the Miami Herald are legendary. In fact, they won him a Pulitzer Prize. But it is his wholly original books that reveal him as an American icon. Dave Barry Slept Here was his version of American history. Dave Barry Does Japan was a contribution to international peace and understanding from which Japan has not yet fully recovered. Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys is among the best-read volumes in rehab centers and prisons. Parenting is one of many topics Barry treats to his humorous take on life. Though he wants to make it clear that he is serious about the title to his new book, You Can Date Boys When You're Forty (Putnam; $26.95). In fact he’s noted the date his daughter will reach that milestone—February 24, 2040. And, he writes, “I intend to monitor her closely, even if I am deceased.” In his latest collection Barry delivers on his book’s subtitle: Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little About, which include, but are not limited to: bat mitzvah parties, the deeper meaning of Fifty Shades of Grey, and a father’s ultimate sacrifice: accompanying his daughter to a Justin Bieber concert. No, he’s not making that up.