Dave Barry riffs on Florida elections and lunatics in the insane city
Bestselling political thriller and non-fiction writer, TV show creator and award-winning comic book author Brad Meltzer took the stage at the 2012 Miami book Fair International to introduce Pulitzer Prize winning humorist and bestselling author Dave Barry and two editors from The Onion (stay tuned!) to introduce their new books. Barry took his turn at the microphone to dish up a classic riff on every South Florida humorists' favorite laughing matter: Florida elections and voter laws, 2000-2012. Next, Barry got serious, sort of, about Lunatics,a novel co-authored with Alan Zweibel (Berkeley; December, 2012), a wild around the world romp about two warring soccer parents who hijack a cruise ship, and away they go...you have to read it to believe it. Barry wrapped his appearance with a review of his new solo novel, Insane City (Putnam; January, 2013) about a wedding set in Miami, described as 'The Hangover with a splash of Miami Vice' (Ft. Worth Star Telegram) before taking questions from the audience about TV and movie adaptations of his novels; the disbanding of literary rockers The Rock Bottom Remainders after the death of the group's founder, Barry's sister-in-law Kathi Kamen Goldmark; and his 1993 travel book, Dave Barry Does Japan.
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