Why this book?
I found Carl Hiaasen’s Skinny Dip while visiting my mother-in-law in Florida. The complex where she lived included a clubhouse that was always empty. Wandering into the small library one morning, my eyes gravitated immediately to Skinny Dip. In the very first paragraph, a woman is pushed from the deck of a cruise ship by her scheming husband. As she plunges toward the dark Atlantic, just off the Miami coast, she thinks, “I married an asshole.” Naturally, I was hooked and spent the next two hours reading half the book. I consider it a special piece of luck to have found Carl Hiaasen and his hilarious cast of Floridian degenerates, weasels, and idiots—and the minority of decent Floridians who must deal with them—while in their backyard.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
Joey Perrone is a woman with a mission. She's just been pushed overboard from a cruise liner by Chaz, her scumbag husband, and survived to tell the tale. But rather than reporting him to the police, she decides to stay dead and - with a little help from her friends and a few of Chaz's enemies - instead of getting mad, she's going to get even.
Filled with a host of endearingly offbeat characters, and a narrative that is hilarious, romantic and thought-provoking by turns, Skinny Dip takes us on a journey through the warped politics of Southern Florida and…