Paradise Screwed: Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen

Paradise Screwed: Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen

ISBN-10:
0813034280
ISBN-13:
9780813034287
Pub. Date:
09/13/2009
Publisher:
University Press of Florida

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Paradise Screwed: Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen

"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: 551,120
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

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. His Web site is www.carlhiaasen.com.Diane Stevenson teaches research writing in the psychology department at the University of Florida.

Hometown:

Tavernier, Florida

Place of Birth:

South Florida

Education:

Emory University; B.A., University of Florida, 1974

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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.