Paradise Screwed by Carl Hiaasen

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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
"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 teaches research writing in the psychology department at the University of Florida.

About Carl Hiaasen

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Hiaasen has been a journalist at the Miami Herald for twenty-five years. He and his family live in the Florida Keys. Stevenson is associated director of writing programs in the Department of English at the University of Florida.
Published September 1, 2009 by University Press of Florida. 442 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Another recess is called while the Key to the City is presented to actor Sylvester Stallone.” While the persistence of crass corruption in South Florida draws many such zingers (as does the recent Florida-centered election fiasco), Hiaasen clearly understands and addresses the big picture: the wa...

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The Florida Chamber of Commerce undoubtedly has a dart-pocked photograph of syndicated Miami Herald columnist Hiaasen tacked to the wall.

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