Dave Barry

December 16, 2007 3:01 AM

A gross national columnist

As a professional newspaper columnist with both medical AND dental benefits, I receive many letters from people who'd like to get into my line of work.

''Dear Dave,'' they write. ''I'm sick of my boring, dead-end job as a (lawyer, teacher, office worker, politician). How do I develop the skills I need to obtain a job like yours, where you have an opportunity to make a difference, even though you never actually do?''

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