Sam Barry Plays Harmonica, Talks Cocaine at Miami Book Fair

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Local funnyman Dave Barry usually introduces him as "The only guy I know who's been a minister and a coke dealer." That's according to Sam Barry, his brother, a guy who used to ruin lives, save souls, and is now working for book publisher HarperOne and sidegigging as an author.

Sam Barry's new book is called How to Play the Harmonica: And Other Life Lessons (Gibbs Smith) and he was at the Miami International Bookfair promoting it as a speaker on a Saturday morning panel that included Tom Wilson, the guy who does the Ziggy cartoon and was well attended by gray hairs, bald heads, and wrapper crinklers.

Sam Barry is a funny dude, check out our video of him playing the harmonica and check out his own videos on his Sam Barry TV channel on YouTube.

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