Best. State. Ever

Best. State. Ever

A Florida Man Defends His Homeland

Large Print - 2016
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Sure, there was the 2000 election and flying insects the size of LeBron James. But Barry is going to show you why Florida is a great state. And whatever else you think about Florida-- you can never say it's boring.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning,, 2016
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781410491596
Branch Call Number: 818.5402 B279b 2016a
Characteristics: 249 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Mar 19, 2018

I am a Florida transplant and LOVED this book. There were so many locations that I had either been to or am familiar with. There were parts of this book that I actually was crying laughing so hard (the shooting range). I would highly recommend this book if you're looking for a good laugh. If you're a Florida native, you may just find it funnier.

Jun 16, 2017

If you are a Dave Barry fan, and who isn't, reading this book will be a true pleasure to you. Dave Barry's perspective and ability to provide interesting people and places to read about are, IMHO, without peer.
If a statistical study of Dave Barry's books were done I know that it would reveal that an average page of a Dave Barry book contains 4.7 laughs for the reader.
Put this together with the fact that laughter is the best medicine and it indicates that, for your own good, you should read this book. Of course this statement only confirms what you already know.

Jan 24, 2017

A mash-note to all things Ticky Tacky Florida, Barry visits the Weeki Wachee Mermaids and goes ahunting for the Everglade's elusive skunk ape.
He also tours Cassadaga, a village full of psychics (and has his dog's fortune told), and drags his cousin off to a gun range where they proceed to shoot all manner of machine guns.
Full of photos (probably shot on Barry's own cell phone) and rated with Mold-A-Matic machines ratings (spoiler: machine guns top all), Barry's lunatic adventures provide a welcome getaway for cold Ohio winter's day.

Oct 14, 2016

Underwhelming. I expected more wacky incidents and characters like "Bum" Farto, the former fire chief of Key West.


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