Kick Ass: Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen / Edition 10

Kick Ass: Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen / Edition 10

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by Carl Hiaasen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813034299

ISBN-13: 9780813034294

Pub. Date: 09/13/2009

Publisher: University Press of Florida

"You just cover a lot of territory and you do it aggressively and you do it fairly and you don't play favorite sand you don't take any prisoners. It's the old school of slash-and-burn metropolitan column writing. You just kick ass. That's what you do. And that's what they pay you to do.--Carl Hiaasen

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"You just cover a lot of territory and you do it aggressively and you do it fairly and you don't play favorite sand you don't take any prisoners. It's the old school of slash-and-burn metropolitan column writing. You just kick ass. That's what you do. And that's what they pay you to do.--Carl Hiaasen

Praise for Kick Ass

"Readers who know Hiaasen only from his bestselling crime novels will find that this collection of columns from the Miami Herald showcases the same voice singing in a different key . . . He writes with an old-time columnist's sense of righteous rage and an utterly current and biting wit."--Publishers Weekly

"Reveals an angry, alert civic muckraker in the pugilistic vein of Mencken or Royko. . . . Hiaasen cut his teeth as an investigative reporter, and this spirit is strong in both his chosen subjects and his wry attention to unforgiving evidentiary detail. . . . Deeply satisfying."--Kirkus Reviews

"Reminiscent of the snarky, opinionated newspaper articles of the great Mark Twain, Hiaasen's columns are finely crafted little gems."--Booklist

"Shows you that Hiaasen's seemingly implausible fictional premises aren't really far-fetched at all. He just knows Florida."--Playboy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813034294
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
09/13/2009
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
471
Sales rank:
810,948
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introductionxiv
1.Welcome to South Florida1
2.Murder and Mayhem32
3.See It Like a Native64
4.Rules Are Different Here83
5.The War on Drugs104
6.Tourist Season128
7.A State of Chaos158
8.Cops, Courts, and Lawyers173
9.Candidates with Convictions206
10.Our Leaders on Parade242
11.Stormy Weather269
12.Tax Dollars at Work293
13.Ralph Sanchez and Other Subsidized Sports313
14.Choked on Growth335
15.Vanishing Florida361
16.The Everglades and Big Sugar380
17.Wild Kingdom405
18.Small Victories422

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Kick Ass 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you need an entertaining, humorous read - Hiaasen is your author!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Carl Hiaason is the most funny,cynical writer to reach Britans beautifully littered shores. Good on him
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't know if this book is good or not because 14 of the 16 reviews had nothing to do with reviewing it. Most of the comments were about wanting to have sex with other reviewers. How did you people get so twisted?
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Guest More than 1 year ago
As a native Floridian, I have to say this is a dead on commentary written only the way Carl Hiassen can. Loved it and I live it, everyday.
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Sex me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kicks ass
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Here.
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Did the guy i was talking to leave
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I am telling saph
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Im here
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Hello?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
:p hello.
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