Carl Hiaasen in Person: We ♥ Him

We have been big Hiaasen fans since the 1990s. His humor is out there and we enjoy it. When we learned he was going to be in the Atlanta area at the same time as us, we secured tickets immediately.

Join Carl Hiaasen, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Monkey, Star Island, and Hoot, when he discusses his latest full-tilt, razor-sharp, unstoppably hilarious novel, Razor Girl. With a premise that can only be described as classic Hiaasen, Razor Girl tells the story of Merry Mansfield–a crash scam artist also known as the eponymous “Razor Girl.” When she bashes Lane Coolman’s car from behind on the road to the Florida Keys, what appears to be an ordinary accident is anything but, setting off a chain of events that spiral crazily out of control.
Mr. Hiaasen shared his life story and while he spoke, I jotted down a few comments that I did not want to forget. When discussing how out there  he can get, "I know how high the diving board is that I have to jump off of but I'm never sure how big the splash will be." When asked why he doesn't do his own audio books, "Because I suck at it". When talking about the rich subject matter that life in Florida provides, he said, "My books in Florida are viewed as documentaries". For over an hour and a half he shared and I sat mesmerized (and laughing).

What a phenomenal evening with one of our favorites. Atlanta will forever be ÜBER awesome due to this experience with Mr. Hiaasen. Timing truly is everything.

"I've always enjoyed making people laugh.
But in order for me to be funny,
I have to get ticked off about something."
-Carl Hiaasen

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1 comments:

Karen Booth said...

What - no kiss :)

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