Summary: Dave Barry discusses all things Florida and defends his state against people who talk poorly about it. He includes different attractions in Florida and why they add to the beauty of that state.
Thoughts: This was the library club’s pick for this month and to be honest I was worried that I just wouldn’t get the humor. The whole book is satirical, ironic, and sarcastic which usually goes right over my head. You know that just isn’t my type of humor but I loved this book. There were parts that I found hilarious and others while I didn’t find them laugh out loud funny I still found them interesting.
There is one picture included in this book that I found hilarious, it was of an alligator and he put an image of a tiny UPS truck next to it for comparison. Now I understand the real comparison but I just thought that this was so funny for some reason. I think you just have to see it to understand.
You know sometimes you just get through a book quickly and don’t remember anything about it. Well this is not one of those, there are things in here that i’ll remember for a long time. There’s also things that I definitely want to ask my Florida friends about to confirm that these strange things do occur or maybe I’ll go check them out for myself.
If you are a fan of satirical books then this is the book for you, even if you currently know nothing about Florida.
You can purchase this book at Barnes and Noble or look for it at your local library.