Carl Hiaasen Returns to the Fairways

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Sunshine State humorist and novelist Carl Hiaasen knows a lot about Florida and human nature. What he didn't know was just how ugly his own nature could get when he put it back on the golf course.

Decades after Hiaasen laid down his golf clubs as a young father, he picked them up again at fifty-something. It wasn't pretty, but the wickedly funny author of "Strip Tease," "Nature Girl," "Skinny Dip" and "Sick Puppy" has made it a good laugh.

This hour, On Point: Florida humorist Carl Hiaasen on sand traps, long drives, getting older, and going back to golf.Guest:

Carl Hiaasen, columnist and novelist. His new book is "The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport."

This program aired on May 5, 2008.


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