A brilliantly funny exploration of the Sunshine State from the man who knows it best--Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author Dave Barry. "We never know what will happen next in Florida. We only know that, any minute now, something will." Every few months, Dave gets a call from some media person wanting to know, "What the hell is wrong with Florida?" but, as a loyal Florida man, Dave begs to differ. Sure, there was the 2000 election. And people seem to take their pants off for no good reason. And it has flying insects the size of LeBron James. But it is a great state, and Dave is going to show you why. Join him as he goes in hunt of the legendary skunk ape; hobnobs with the mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs; and visits Cassadaga, The Psychic Capital of the World, to have his dog's aura read (apparently, she's "very spiritual"). Hitch a ride for the nonstop thrills of alligator wrestling ("The gators display the same fighting spirit as a Barcalounger"), the hair-raising spectacle of a clothing-optional bar in Key West, and the ultimate insider's experience of Miami Beach's hottest nightclub (featuring that most puzzling of all entities, the celebrity DJ). There is much more as well, and, throughout, there can be no better tour guide than Dave Barry. This is the most hilarious book yet from "the funniest damn writer in the whole country." By the end, you'll have to admit that whatever else you might ever think about Florida--you can never say it's boring.--Adapted from dust jacket. Sure, there was the 2000 election and flying insects the size of LeBron James. But Barry is going to show you why Florida is a great state. And whatever else you think about Florida-- you can never say it's boring.