Waddell jumps in to her assignments with gusto...Fringe Florida is simultaneously gruesome and fascinating.
--Our Life in Books (blog)
Readers will be unable to look away.
An intriguing guide off the beaten path for those looking to escape life’s winter blahs in any season.
“Be forewarned: As an upright citizen, you may be shocked by sections of Fringe Florida, so rush out and buy it right away.”
Lynn Waddell lifts up the rug we sweep the really strange stuff under.
--Tampa Bay Times
With dry humor and a keen eye, [Waddell] enters these worlds as an engaged, curious observer, and without condescension or cheap shots, winds up shedding new light on everything from the Mons Venus to the Holy Land Experience.
--Creative Loafing Tampa
Travelers familiar with the Florida tourist havens of Miami Beach, Orlando, and Tampa will be amazed by what there is to discover by exploring the less familiar towns and byways.
An entertaining tour guide.
--The Buffalo News
Waddell has the reporter’s eye for odd detail (even amid an abundance of oddity) and the reporter’s knack for getting people with underground stories to tell them anyway. . . . Fringe Florida is a fun tour, smoothly written.
--Florida Book Review
Bask in the off-kilter glow of this completely charming and wonky delight. It’s a circus sideshow in a binding, a barrel of fun.
Waddell delved into the depths of Florida’s outside-the-norm cultures and cataloged her finds.
--Miami New Times Cultist (blog)
A relentlessly readable travelogue that benefits from Waddell’s sharp eye for detail and her Everywoman’s point of view.
--South Florida Sun-Sentinel
A fascinating, mind-opening read.