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    Default MUST READ Book about Florida Weird

    I just finished this book called "Oh, Florida" by longtime St. Pete Times reporter Craig Pittman. Its subtitle is "How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country" but what it really is is a chronicle of how Florida has just been this bizarre, crooked, corrupt place from the time of its founding on into today. It's countless stories of Florida weird, but also of how the entire state is basically one big fraud, so we shouldn't be surprised that we're the capital for so many kinds of it.

    Anyway, seriously I read it in like four days and if you like Florida you'll love this.

    http://us.macmillan.com/ohflorida/craigpittman
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    Default Re: MUST READ Book about Florida Weird

    I love a funny, mindless, good read!

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    Default Re: MUST READ Book about Florida Weird

    Thanks for the heads up. Going to get it.

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    Default Re: MUST READ Book about Florida Weird

    Quote Originally Posted by FredTheCatTravels View Post
    I love a funny, mindless, good read!
    It's actually very intelligent. But reads like a well-written newspaper if you get what I mean. The prose isn't tough, but the points are pretty high brow.

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    Default Re: MUST READ Book about Florida Weird

    You might also like, Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland by Dave Barry.

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    I saw there was a signing for this this week. Yeah, I've gotta get out and read that one too.

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