"Takes readers on a head-shaking romp through a south Florida that they won't find in any tourist brochure. . . . Hiaasen's writing is fearless and the targets endless: politicians, municipal employees, judges, lobbyists, zoning boards, evangelists, athletic franchises, environmental scofflaws, Disney, the NRA, Big Tobacco. . . . Pulls no punches and keeps his sense of humor and outrage firmly intact."—Publishers Weekly
"These sharp, amusing pieces confirm Hiaasen’s status as a bird so rare--the humorous popular novelist with an acutely critical social perspective--that he’s practically an endangered species."—Kirkus Reviews
"Along with Kick Ass, this is one of the best collections of occasional journalism published in recent years."—Booklist (starred review)
Bestselling author Carl Hiaasen has written Tourist Season, Strip Tease, Sick Puppy, Skinny Dip, and many other novels that have helped define Florida noir. He is also the author of three popular books for young readers, Hoot, Flush, and most recently, Scat. His nonfiction includes Team Rodent: How Disney Devours the World and Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport. A Florida native and lifelong resident, Hiaasen still writes regularly for the Miami Herald, where he has worked for 33 years and where these columns first appeared. Diane Stevenson (1947-2016) taught research writing in the psychology department at the University of Florida.
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"Nobody knows the quirky idiosyncrasies of The Sunshine State better than the successful novelest and long-time Miami Herald writer Carl Hiaasen. This collection of his columns is a gem."