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Carl Hiaasen was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on March 12, 1953. He received a degree in journalism from the University of Florida in 1974. He has been a reporter and columnist for the Miami Herald since 1976, and is known for exposing scandal and corruption throughout southern Florida. He has received numerous state and national honors for his journalism and commentary including the Damon Runyon Award from the Denver Press Club. His work has also appeared in numerous magazines including Sports Illustrated, Playboy, Time, Life, Esquire and Gourmet. His best-selling novels include Double Whammy, Skin Tight, Native Tongue, Stormy Weather, Lucky You, Sick Puppy, Basket Case, Nature Girl and Razor Girl. His 1993 novel, Striptease, was adapted as a film in 1996 starring Demi Moore and Burt Reynolds. He also writes children's books including Hoot, which was awarded a Newbery Honor; Flush; and Scat. Hoot was adapted into a film in 2006. His non-fiction works include Team Rodent; The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport; and two collections of his newspaper columns entitled Kick Ass and Paradise Screwed. In 2013 his titles Chomp and Bad Monkey made The New York Times bestseller list. In 2014, his non-fiction title Dance of the Reptiles made it to the New York Times bestseller list. Skink - No Surrender made the New York Times bestseller list in 2014. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Hoot 7,518 copies, 255 reviews
Skinny Dip 4,314 copies, 135 reviews
Flush 3,453 copies, 98 reviews
Sick Puppy 2,967 copies, 57 reviews
Nature Girl 2,630 copies, 66 reviews
Basket Case 2,496 copies, 53 reviews
Stormy Weather 2,356 copies, 48 reviews
Lucky You 2,246 copies, 38 reviews
Strip Tease 2,203 copies, 39 reviews
Tourist Season 2,158 copies, 37 reviews
Scat 2,024 copies, 90 reviews
Native Tongue 1,970 copies, 34 reviews
Skin Tight 1,946 copies, 29 reviews
Double Whammy 1,897 copies, 38 reviews
Bad Monkey 1,529 copies, 86 reviews
Star Island 1,349 copies, 70 reviews
Chomp 1,345 copies, 71 reviews
Razor Girl 748 copies, 46 reviews
Skink--No Surrender 649 copies, 30 reviews
Naked Came the Manatee (Contributor) 633 copies, 18 reviews
Squeeze Me 580 copies, 49 reviews
Trap Line 293 copies, 3 reviews
Squirm 284 copies, 15 reviews
Powder Burn 271 copies, 8 reviews
A Death in China 225 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 2007 (Editor & Introduction) 175 copies, 5 reviews
The Edible Exile 44 copies, 1 review
Sick Puppy / Skin Tight 38 copies, 2 reviews
Native Tongue / Striptease 38 copies, 2 reviews
Striptease [1996 film] (Author) 25 copies
Tourist Season / Double Whammy 23 copies, 1 review
Fairway to Hell 17 copies
Lucky You / Sick Puppy 11 copies, 1 review
Tourist Season / Striptease 3 copies, 1 review
Squirm (Author) 2 copies
Still life 2 copies
Cinnamon Skin (Introduction, some editions) 840 copies, 12 reviews
A Deadly Shade of Gold (Introduction, some editions) 830 copies, 12 reviews
The Dreadful Lemon Sky (Introduction, some editions) 804 copies, 16 reviews
Darker Than Amber (Introduction, some editions) 785 copies, 8 reviews
The Empty Copper Sea (Introduction, some editions) 783 copies, 9 reviews
The Long Lavender Look (Introduction, some editions) 747 copies, 10 reviews
Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame (Contributor) 281 copies, 4 reviews
Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places (Contributor; Contributor) 94 copies

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