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Florida Book Award for Florida Nonfiction, Bronze - 2008
"It's clear on every page that Klinkenberg has lived several worthy lifetimes in Florida, that he loves the place immoderately, and that he laments the state's transformation, along with the rest of the nation, into a land of tatty strip malls and soul-killing cul-de-sacs."
"Gracefully written, endlessly entertaining book, a gift for all who love the real Florida." St. Petersburg Times
"He has taken what in another journalist's hands migh be a nostalgic trip down a well-worn road and turned it into a celebration of the soul of a place." South Florida Sun-Sentinel
" Klinkenberg's skilled storytelling is indulgent, as he reveals both the beauty and the underbelly of our fair state." duPont Registry Tampa Bay