Kick Ass: Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen

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Berkley Books, Apr 1, 2001 - Fiction - 447 pages
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A collection of the unique and passionate columns by Carl Hiaasen of the Miami Herald examines the outrageous carnival of southern Florida and all its inhabitants--thieves, conmen, hustlers, perfumed swine, legal swindlers and patriotic crooks, executioners, and lap dancers. Reprint.

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Review: Kick Ass: Selected Columns

User Review  - Linda - Goodreads

As always, he is magnificent. Unfortunately, with all of those editorials, the problems in Miami and the stupidity of the state legislature just keep on happening. This really my second reading of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Keith Fillmore - Goodreads

Might just be me, but I was bored silly. Big fan of Carl's fiction, particularly the young adult books like "Hoot". The columns, however, were hard to get into. The rants get old especially since ... Read full review

Contents

Welcome to South Florida
1
Murder and Mayhem
32
See It Like a Native
64
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

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.

Stevenson is associated director of writing programs in the Department of English at the University of Florida.

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