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Dave Barry Wishes You a Very Wary Christmas

From <em>The Shepherd, the Angel and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog.</em> Barry's latest is a humorous look at Christmas 1960, in suburban New York.
From The Shepherd, the Angel and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog. Barry's latest is a humorous look at Christmas 1960, in suburban New York.

This holiday season, Dave Barry offers a classic Christmas story. Only with a few unclassic elements, like a Betsy Wetsy Jesus Doll and a canine corpse.

Barry talks about why he decided to write The Shepherd, the Angel and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog, a "quasi-autobiographical" tale set in 1960 in the New York suburb of Asquont. Read on for his chat with NPR's Neal Conan and an excerpt from the book.

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