For immediate release | May 10, 2016

Dave Barry to appear at United for Libraries’ ‘The Laugh’s On Us’ sponsored by SAGE Publishing

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Dave Barry will be featured in the lineup of United for Libraries’ “The Laugh’s On Us,” sponsored by SAGE Publishing, featuring headlining standup comedian and author Paula Poundstone, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 26 at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

Dave Barry’s "Best. State. Ever. A Florida Man Defends His Homeland" (G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin) will be released in September. His recent bestselling books include “Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster),” “You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty,” “Insane City,” “I’ll Mature When I’m Dead”; his Peter Pan prequels, written with Ridley Pearson; and “Dave Barry’s History of the Millennium (So Far).” From 1983 to 2004, Barry wrote a weekly column for The Miami Herald that in 1988 won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary. He lives in Coral Gables, Florida.

Paula Poundstone is a frequent panelist for NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” She was the first woman to win an ACE Award for Best Standup Comedy performance and the first woman to be invited to perform at the distinguished White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. An outspoken advocate for libraries, she works with Friends of the Library groups around the country to help them raise funds and raise awareness of the importance of libraries.

Joining Barry and Poundstone will be stand-up comedian, writer and actor Phoebe Robinson; writer and storyteller Tara Clancy, and Nora McInerny Purmort, whose debut memoir “It’s Okay to Laugh” details her journey with her late husband Aaron, who died in 2014.

Wine and cheese will be served, and a book signing will follow. Advance tickets to “The Laugh’s On Us,” sponsored by SAGE Publishing, cost $60, $55 for United for Libraries division members (event code UNI4). Onsite tickets (if available) cost $65. Early ticket purchase is recommended, as the event often sells out. For more information about United for Libraries events at the ALA Annual Conference, visit

The event is sponsored by United for Libraries corporate supporter SAGE Publishing.

Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 900 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington, D.C. and Melbourne.

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association that supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. United for Libraries brings together library Trustees, advocates, friends, and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information or to join United for Libraries, visit the United for Libraries website or contact Jillian Wentworth at (312) 280-2161 or

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