Carl Hiaasen is most well-known for his wacky novels that take place in Southern Florida. Most of his villains are greedy developers ruining the Florida coastline with their condo developments or tourists who do not respect the ecosystem. However, Hiaasen has been a columnist at the Miami Herald for over 25 years and has used his column to express his disdain for Florida’s crooked politicians and damaging environmental policies, among many other topics. If you love Hiaasen’s fiction and have always wondered where he came up with his storylines, this collection of his best columns will give you the answer. Hiaasen’s investigative reporting paired with his hilarious wit demonstrates that truth is often stranger than fiction. ~Shannon Gruber
Call number: Essays, HIAASEN, C.