Paradise screwed: selected columns of Carl Hiaasen

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Putnam's,
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[2001]
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English
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Carl Hiaasen takes you on a wide-ranging safari, observing south Florida's wildlife in its natural habitat-from fat-cat politicians to migrating mobsters, drowning dolphins to stray chads. This collection of Miami Herald columns-written with a satiric wit and biting humor-will give Hiaasen fans a glimpse of the facts that inspire his frenetic fiction. Harking back to the muckraking journalists of old, Hiaasen lets readers in on the comings and goings of corrupt local politicos, misguided tourist bureaus, and flailing sports franchises. He tackles such current events as the Elian Gonzalez imbroglio and the 2000 presidential election recount. All in all, more than two hundred columns chronicle the everyday circus that gives south Florida a flavor and a flair all its own. Since 1985, Hiaasen's twice-weekly, "baseball-bat-to-the-forehead" column has given the average citizen a voice. A staunch defender of his native state, Hiaasen isn't afraid to take anyone on, including environmental despoilers, Big Tobacco, and the NRA. But as proven in his first collection of columns, Kick Ass, his righteous rage and spirited wit resonate far beyond the Sunshine State-and show readers a world-class journalist in his element
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9780399147913
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subject_facet American newspapers -- Florida -- Miami -- Sections columns, etc, Miami-Dade County (Fla.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century -- Anecdotes, Miami-Dade County (Fla.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Anecdotes, Miami-Dade County (Fla.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Anecdotes
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