Authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson discuss and read from their new book Science Fair.
Barry and Pearson's discussion is aided by exciting scientific demonstrations, namely the Diet Coke and Mentos experiment.
Dave Barry is a humor columnist. For 25 years he was a syndicated columnist whose work appeared in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. In 1988 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary.
Barry has also written a total of 30 books. Two of his books were used as the basis for the CBS TV sitcom "Dave's World," in which Harry Anderson played Barry.
Barry has also made many TV appearances, including one on the David Letterman show.
Ridley Pearson, born on March 13, 1953 in Glen Cove, New York, is an American writer. Pearson writes mostly suspense and thrillers, but has more recently begun writing novels for children.
Pearson became the first American to receive the Raymond Chandler-Fulbright Fellowship at Oxford University in 1991. Many of his stories are set in the neighborhoods in and around Seattle, Washington, many featuring the Seattle Police detective Lou Boldt and forensic psychologist Daphne Mathews.