Kick Ass Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen

ISBN-10: 0813017173
ISBN-13: 9780813017174
Edition: 1999
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 12/31/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 471
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Carl Hiaasen was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on March 12, 1953. He received a degree in journalism from the University of Florida in 1974. He has been a reporter and columnist for the Miami Herald since 1976, and is known for exposing scandal and corruption throughout southern Florida. He has received numerous state and national honors for his journalism and commentary including the Damon Runyon Award from the Denver Press Club. His work has also appeared in numerous magazines including Sports Illustrated, Playboy, Time, Life, Esquire and Gourmet. His best-selling novels include Double Whammy, Skin Tight, Native Tongue, Stormy Weather, Lucky You, Sick Puppy, Basket Case, and Nature Girl. His 1993 novel, Striptease, was adapted as a film in 1996 starring Demi Moore and Burt Reynolds. He also writes children's books including Hoot, which was awarded a Newbery Honor; Flush; and Scat. Hoot was adapted into a film in 2006. His non-fiction works include Team Rodent; The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport; and two collections of his newspaper columns entitled Kick Ass and Paradise Screwed. In 2013 his titles Chomp and Bad Monkey made The New York Times bestseller list. In 2014, his non-fiction title Dance of the Reptiles made it to the New York Times bestseller list. Skink - No Surrender made the New York Times bestseller list in 2014.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Welcome to South Florida
Murder and Mayhem
See It Like a Native
Rules Are Different Here
The War on Drugs
Tourist Season
A State of Chaos
Cops, Courts, and Lawyers
Candidates with Convictions
Our Leaders on Parade
Stormy Weather
Tax Dollars at Work
Ralph Sanchez and Other Subsidized Sports
Choked on Growth
Vanishing Florida
The Everglades and Big Sugar
Wild Kingdom
Small Victories

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