Paradise Screwed: Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen

Paradise Screwed: Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen

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by Carl Hiaasen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813034280

ISBN-13: 9780813034287

Pub. Date: 09/13/2009

Publisher: University Press of Florida

"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

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"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

"He writes about politics and politicians, crime and criminals, ordinary people and extraordinary people, and a lot of just plain south Florida weirdness. . . . Along with Kick Ass, this is one of the best collections of occasional journalism published in recent years."--Booklist (starred review)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813034287
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
09/13/2009
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
424
Sales rank:
148,842
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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Paradise Screwed: Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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ASTJ More than 1 year ago
I like anything written by Mr. Hiassen and this book is no exception. As a compilation of his newspaper columns this book provides an insight into a very depressing scheme of events perpetrated by a greedy and corrupt group of business people and politicians. Florida is doomed!
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avidreaderDR More than 1 year ago
This was originally pubished in 2001. Good book but not new.