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Best. State. Ever.

(2016)
A non fiction book by

 
A New York Times bestseller -- a brilliantly funny exploration of the Sunshine State from the man who knows it best: Pulitzer Prize winner Dave Barry.
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's acquired an image as a subtropical festival of stupid, and as a loyal Floridian, Dave begs to differ.
Join him as he goes in hunt of the legendary Skunk Ape; hobnobs with the mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs; and visits Cassadaga, the psychic capital of the world, to have his dog's aura read (apparently, she's "very spiritual"). Hitch a ride for the non-stop thrills of alligator-wrestling ("the gators display the same fighting spirit as a Barcalounger"), the hair-raising spectacle of a clothing-optional bar in Key West, and the manly manliness of the Machine Gun Experience in Miami.
It's the most hilarious book yet from "the funniest damn writer in the whole country" (Carl Hiaasen, and he should know). By the end, you'll have to admit that whatever else you might think about Florida--you can never say it's boring.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland
Author(s): Dave Barry
ISBN: 1-4104-9159-5 / 978-1-4104-9159-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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September 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland
Author(s): Dave Barry
ISBN: 1-101-98260-8 / 978-1-101-98260-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Paperback Editions

September 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Best State Ever
Author(s): Dave Barry
ISBN: 1-4328-4001-0 / 978-1-4328-4001-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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September 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland
Author(s): Dave Barry
ISBN: 1-101-98261-6 / 978-1-101-98261-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland
Author(s): Dave Barry
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland
Author(s): Dave Barry
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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