Kick Ass: Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen

Kick Ass: Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen by Karl Hayasen

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Beginning with "Welcome to South Florida", a chapter introducing such everyday events as animal sacrifice, riots at the beach, and a shootout over limes at the supermarket, this collection organizes over 200 columns into 18 chapters, chronicling events and defining the issues that have kept the South Florida melting pot bubbling throughout the `80s and `90s. An introductory essay provides an overview of Hiassen`s career and outlines his principal concerns as a journalist.

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Karl Hiaasen (born Carl Hiaasen; born March 12, 1953, Plantation, Florida, USA) is an American writer and journalist. Karl Hayasen was born and raised in Florida, where he continues to live with his family to this day. He graduated from the University of Florida, at the age of 23 he joined the Miami Herald as a reporter and since then has been actively involved in journalism, specializing in corruption, dubious business, etc.

Since 1985, he has been conducting column , which over the past twenty years has managed to anger almost all South Florida residents, including Hayasen`s immediate superiors. Hayasen is a big fan of rock music and learned to play the guitar himself: his colleague, writer Dave Barry, author of Big Trouble and Tricky Business helped him choose the Fender Stratocaster. Hayasen keeps snakes at home and believes that these are the best pets: “you are mice for them, they are pure, unconditional indifference to you”. Karl Hayasen is also known as a songwriter. In the early 1980s, he co-wrote three thrillers. The first self-written novel - "Tourist Season" (1986) - Hayasen wrote, hoping that this book will scare tourists away from Florida. In total, Hayasen has so far released 10 satirical thrillers and two children`s eco-detectives ("Uh-huh" and "Flush"). Hayasen`s novels have been translated into 29 languages ​​and have been on the bestseller lists of major Western media for years (in particular, The New York Times). According to the London Observer, Hayasen is America`s best satirical novelist; The New York Times compares him to Woody Allen. Hayasen`s novel Striptease was filmed in 1996 by director Andrew Bergman (starring Demi Moore and Burt Reynolds); there are also plans to make screen versions of the novels "Uh-huh" and "Nude Bathing". Tourist Season (1986) was included in the Best Detectives List . Based on materials from sites - Detective. Declaration of love , wikipedia , writer site .  Bibliography: 1981 - Powder burn (with Bill Montalbano) 1982 - Trap line (with Bill Montalbano) 1984 - A death in China (with Bill Montalbano) Montalbano)) 1986 - Tourist season - Tourist season 1987 - Double whamm - Double bait 1989 - Skin tight 1991 - Native tongue - The collapse of the "Magic Kingdom" 1993 - Strip tease - Striptease 1995 - Stormy weather - Rubbish-weather (Vile weather; Hurricane ) 1997 - Lucky you - Oh, lucky! 1999 - Kick ass 2000 - Sick puppy - Sick dog 2001 - Paradise screwed 2002 - Basket case - Clinical case 2002 - Hoot 2004 - Skinny Dip - Naked swimming 2005 - Flush 2006 - Nature Girl 2008 - The Downhill Lie (nonfiction) 2008 - Fairway to Hell (? = The Downhill Lie) 2009 - Scat

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Karl Hiaasen (born Carl Hiaasen; born March 12, 1953, Plantation, Florida, USA) is an American writer and journalist. Karl Hayasen was born and raised in Florida, where he continues to live with his family to this day. He graduated from the University of Florida, at the age of 23 he joined the Miami Herald as a reporter and since then has been actively involved in journalism, specializing in corruption, dubious business, etc. Since 1985, he has been conducting column , which over the past twenty years has managed to anger almost all South Florida residents, including Hayasen`s immediate superiors. Hayasen is a big fan of rock music and learned to play the guitar himself: his colleague, writer Dave Barry, author of Big Trouble and Tricky Business helped him choose the Fender Stratocaster. Hayasen keeps snakes at home and believes that these are the best pets: “you are mice for them, they are pure, unconditional indifference to you”. Karl Hayasen is also known as a songwriter. In the early 1980s, he co-wrote three thrillers. The first self-written novel - "Tourist Season" (1986) - Hayasen wrote, hoping that this book will scare tourists away from Florida. In total, Hayasen has so far released 10 satirical thrillers and two children`s eco-detectives ("Uh-huh" and "Flush"). Hayasen`s novels have been translated into 29 languages ​​and have been on the bestseller lists of major Western media for years (in particular, The New York Times). According to the London Observer, Hayasen is America`s best satirical novelist; The New York Times compares him to Woody Allen. Hayasen`s novel Striptease was filmed in 1996 by director Andrew Bergman (starring Demi Moore and Burt Reynolds); there are also plans to make screen versions of the novels "Uh-huh" and "Nude Bathing". Tourist Season (1986) was included in the Best Detectives List . Based on materials from sites - Detective. Declaration of love , wikipedia , writer site .  Bibliography: 1981 - Powder burn (with Bill Montalbano) 1982 - Trap line (with Bill Montalbano) 1984 - A death in China (with Bill Montalbano) Montalbano)) 1986 - Tourist season - Tourist season 1987 - Double whamm - Double bait 1989 - Skin tight 1991 - Native tongue - The collapse of the "Magic Kingdom" 1993 - Strip tease - Striptease 1995 - Stormy weather - Rubbish-weather (Vile weather; Hurricane ) 1997 - Lucky you - Oh, lucky! 1999 - Kick ass 2000 - Sick puppy - Sick dog 2001 - Paradise screwed 2002 - Basket case - Clinical case 2002 - Hoot 2004 - Skinny Dip - Naked swimming 2005 - Flush 2006 - Nature Girl 2008 - The Downhill Lie (nonfiction) 2008 - Fairway to Hell (? = The Downhill Lie) 2009 - Scat