Paradise Screwed: Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen
"Takes readers on a head-shaking romp via a south Florida that they might not locate in any vacationer brochure. . . . Hiaasen's writing is brave and the objectives never-ending: politicians, municipal staff, judges, lobbyists, zoning forums, evangelists, athletic franchises, environmental scofflaws, Disney, the NRA, titanic Tobacco. . . . Pulls no punches and retains his humorousness and outrage firmly intact."--Publishers Weekly
"These sharp, a laugh items be certain Hiaasen's prestige as a chicken so rare--the funny well known novelist with an acutely severe social perspective--that he is virtually an endangered species."--Kirkus Reviews
"He writes approximately politics and politicians, crime and criminals, usual humans and notable humans, and many simply simple south Florida weirdness. . . . besides Kick Ass, this is likely one of the most sensible collections of occasional journalism released in fresh years."--Booklist (starred review)
Are unbelievable,” he says with a sigh. “I get girls calling me up, loopy, hysterical, afraid the snake goes to climb into mattress and impregnate them. Afraid that they’ll suck the breath out of a toddler— that’s one other one. That in case you lower the snake in elements, it’ll move slowly off in numerous instructions and meet up later. “Just approximately something that may be attributed to a snake can and may be, just about all of it nasty.” Grigg, 33, was once raised in Dade County. He lives on Key Biscayne, the place his general.
professional on extravagant desks. Winston Lippert of Richard Plumer layout mentioned that company honchos sometimes spend $5,000 to $10,000 on a customized table. “The buzzword now could be systems,” he defined. “Nobody buys only a desk.” still, Lippert used to be stunned whilst I defined the Stierheim approach. He acknowledged he doesn’t promote many $10,000 desks to county staff. the most dear desks I positioned grew to become out to be the main attention-grabbing. The bronze-trimmed attractiveness expenditures $5,500 and, in accordance.
United method desired to brush off Glazebrook as president after an inner squabble. to deter her from suing, the charity S 138 Paradise SCREWED kissed her goodbye with $225,000, using a automobile, overall healthiness beneﬁts, a membership club and relocating charges. once the main points hit the headlines, donations to United approach plummeted. neighborhood businesses swiftly provided to chip in and pay for Glazebrook’s golden parachute, however the charity nonetheless suffered. It took many years to regain the public’s.
Ofﬁce, De Yurre’s American show money owed for nutrients and overseas go back and forth have been paid from Odio’s funds. Heck, what are acquaintances for? certainly Odio’s ofﬁce additionally gave funds to charities and factors whose neediness used to be past query. yet it’s both transparent he squandered “emergency” cash on favourite hacks and cronies. How approximately that $4,500 contribution to the Latin developers organization journal? in the meantime, the town is so strapped for cash that 1000s of jobs are being reduce. Odio says some of the.
debatable funds have been asked via person commissioners. If that’s real, he may be capable of record every one and protect the others. He hasn’t but. This isn’t a man to be depended on with the city’s checkbook. despite what the FBI does, Odio merits the ax. And, no matter if he manages to stick out of legal, he doesn’t deserve a golden parachute. What he merits is a giant fats invoice. S a hundred and forty Paradise SCREWED April 17, 1997 funds seems to be IN HEAVENLY means FOR PORT BOSS this can be the tale.