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The Resource Best. state. ever. : a Florida man defends his homeland, Dave Barry

Best. state. ever. : a Florida man defends his homeland, Dave Barry

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Best. state. ever. : a Florida man defends his homeland
Title
Best. state. ever.
Title remainder
a Florida man defends his homeland
Statement of responsibility
Dave Barry
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
We've all seen the headlines: Florida Man [Does Something Bizarre]. Of late, the state has become a bit of a joke according to Dave Barry, the Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist who's lived in Florida for decades, so he feels he needs to defend his adopted home. In this lighthearted examination of the Sunshine State, he travels to an assortment of typically Florida places that aren't as well known as Disney World, including Gatorland (reptiles!), Cassadaga (psychics!), and Weeki Wachee Springs (mermaids!), offering informative yet funny insights into Florida as a place of history and fun. Our headline? "Proud Florida Man Writes Hilarious Book." -- Description by Dawn Towery
Tone
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10524453
Cataloging source
DLC
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Barry, Dave,
Dewey number
975.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6231.F59
LC item number
B37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Florida
  • American wit and humor
  • Florida
  • HUMOR / Essays
  • TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
Target audience
adult
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a Florida man defends his homeland
Label
Best. state. ever. : a Florida man defends his homeland, Dave Barry
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A brief history of Florida -- The skunk ape -- Weeki Wachee and Spongeorama -- Cassadaga -- The Villages -- Gatorland -- Lock & load Miami -- LIV -- Key West
Control code
20808042
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9781101982600
Lccn
2016027545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn940281014
  • (OCoLC)940281014
Label
Best. state. ever. : a Florida man defends his homeland, Dave Barry
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A brief history of Florida -- The skunk ape -- Weeki Wachee and Spongeorama -- Cassadaga -- The Villages -- Gatorland -- Lock & load Miami -- LIV -- Key West
Control code
20808042
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9781101982600
Lccn
2016027545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn940281014
  • (OCoLC)940281014

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