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Best. state. ever. : a Florida man defends his homeland

Barry, Dave (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Moorhead Public Library 975.9064 BAR (Text) 33500012302188 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library 975.9064 BAR (Text) 33500012316204 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1101982608
  • ISBN: 9781101982600
  • Physical Description: 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
    print
  • Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2016]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: A brief history of Florida -- The skunk ape -- Weeki Wachee and Spongeorama -- Cassadaga -- The Villages -- Gatorland -- Lock & load Miami -- LIV -- Key West.
Summary, etc.: We never know what will happen next in Florida. We know only that, any minute now, something will. Every few months, Dave Barry gets a call from some media person wanting to know, "What the hell is wrong with Florida?" Somehow, the state has acquired an image as a subtropical festival of stupid, and as a loyal Floridian, Dave begs to differ. Sure, there was the 2000 election. And people seem to take their pants off for no good reason. And it has flying insects the size of LeBron James. But it is a great state, and Dave is going to tell you why. Join him as he celebrates Florida from Key West at the bottom to whatever it is that's at the top, from the Sunshine State's earliest history to the fun-fair of weirdness that it is today.
Author Notes

From 1983 to 2004, Dave Barry wrote a weekly humor column for The Miami Herald, which in 1988 won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. He is the author of more than thirty books, including such bestsellers as the nonfiction Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer Is Much Faster), You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty, and  I’ll Mature When I’m Dead; the novels Big Trouble, Tricky Business, and Insane City; the very successful YA Peter Pan novels (with Ridley Pearson); and his Christmas story The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog. Two of his books—Big Trouble and Dave Barry’s Guide to Guys—have been turned into movies. For a while, his life was even a television series, Dave’s World, but then it was canceled. The series. Not the life. For many years, Dave was also a guitarist with the late, infamous, and strangely unlamented band the Rock Bottom Remainders.

Subject: Florida Humor
American wit and humor
Florida
Genre: Humor.
Humor.

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