Author Craig Pittman

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Please join on Monday, February 11 at 3 pm (note special time) to hear award-winning Florida journalist and author Craig Pittman talk about his book Oh, Florida!: How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country. The book is published by Picador/St. Martin's Press. After his talk, Craig will be happy to sign copies of his books.

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To outsiders, Florida seems baffling. It's a state where the voters went for Barack Obama twice, yet elected a Tea Party candidate as governor. Florida is touted as a care-free paradise, yet it's also known for its perils - alligators, sinkholes, pythons, hurricanes, and sharks, to name a few. It attracts 90 million visitors a year, some drawn by its impressive natural beauty, others bewitched by its man-made fantasies.

Oh, Florida!, by award-winning journalist Craig Pittman, explores those contradictions and shows how they fit together to make this the most interesting state.

CRAIG PITTMAN is an award-winning reporter and columnist for Florida's largest newspaper, the Tampa Bay Times. He is a native Floridian who has written three previous books about Florida topics: Paving Paradise: Florida's Vanishing Wetlands and the Failure of No Net Loss ( Florida History and Culture (2009), Manatee Insanity: Inside the War Over Florida's Most Famous Endangered Species (2010), The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World's Most Beautiful Orchid (2012). He lives in St. Petersburg with his wife and two children.

Event date: 
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Event address: 
103 W. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Oh, Florida!: How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250143648
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - September 5th, 2017

A New York Times Bestseller