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Satirist Carl Hiaasen's "Nature Girl"43:03

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Columnist, novelist and satirist Carl Hiaasen is a Florida boy to the bone, born and raised and risen to fame in the glittering, swampy funk of South Florida.

His bestselling novels, Strip Tease, Skinny Dip, Sick Puppy, Basket Case, and more, have taken devoted readers deep into the whacked and scuzzy side of the Florida life, the ragged, sagging, gator-wrestling underbelly of the sunshine paradise.

In his new book Nature Girl, a despicable Texas telemarketer gets dragged into a romp in the swamp, and punished for his incivility with a taste of Florida's own.

It is down and dirty, laugh-out-loud.

This hour On Point: a conversation with Florida's one-of-a kind novelist and humorist, Carl Hiaasen.


Carl Hiaasen, author of " Nature Girl," columnist for the Miami Herald.

This program aired on December 8, 2006.

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