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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) — biography from Hoot… (more)
Hoot 8,261 copies, 258 reviews
Skinny Dip 4,436 copies, 142 reviews
Flush 3,690 copies, 100 reviews
Sick Puppy 3,067 copies, 60 reviews
Nature Girl 2,731 copies, 72 reviews
Basket Case 2,586 copies, 58 reviews
Stormy Weather 2,441 copies, 51 reviews
Lucky You 2,329 copies, 43 reviews
Strip Tease 2,283 copies, 42 reviews
Tourist Season 2,229 copies, 40 reviews
Scat 2,183 copies, 91 reviews
Native Tongue 2,034 copies, 36 reviews
Skin Tight 2,010 copies, 32 reviews
Double Whammy 1,958 copies, 39 reviews
Bad Monkey 1,630 copies, 96 reviews
Chomp 1,519 copies, 73 reviews
Star Island 1,394 copies, 76 reviews
Razor Girl 816 copies, 49 reviews
Skink--No Surrender 730 copies, 34 reviews
Squeeze Me 694 copies, 56 reviews
Naked Came the Manatee (Contributor) 660 copies, 18 reviews
Squirm 351 copies, 16 reviews
Trap Line 311 copies, 4 reviews
Powder Burn 281 copies, 10 reviews
A Death in China 234 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 2007 (Editor & Introduction) 183 copies, 5 reviews
The Edible Exile 49 copies, 1 review
Native Tongue / Striptease 39 copies, 2 reviews
Sick Puppy / Skin Tight 38 copies, 2 reviews
Tourist Season / Double Whammy 24 copies, 1 review
Fairway to Hell 18 copies
Lucky You / Sick Puppy 12 copies, 1 review
Flush 10 copies
Squirm (Author) 4 copies
Tourist Season / Striptease 3 copies, 1 review
Still life 3 copies
Wrecker 1 copy
Cinnamon Skin (Introduction, some editions) 885 copies, 12 reviews
A Deadly Shade of Gold (Introduction, some editions) 883 copies, 12 reviews
The Dreadful Lemon Sky (Introduction, some editions) 846 copies, 17 reviews
The Empty Copper Sea (Introduction, some editions) 826 copies, 9 reviews
Darker Than Amber (Introduction, some editions) 825 copies, 8 reviews
The Long Lavender Look (Introduction, some editions) 783 copies, 11 reviews
Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame (Contributor) 288 copies, 4 reviews
Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places (Contributor; Contributor) 102 copies
Striptease [1996 film] (Author) 30 copies

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