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Oh! Florida! To Some It’s a Paradise, To Others, It’s a Punchline: Craig Pittman
Florida. That name. That combination of sounds. Three simple syllables packing mixed messages. To some people, it’s a paradise. To others, it’s a punch line. As award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Craig Pittman shows, it’s both of these and, more important, it’s a Petri dish, producing trends that end up influencing the rest of the country. Oh, Florida!: How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country embraces those contradictions and shows how they fit together to make this the most interesting state. Author and Tampa Bay Times reporter Craig Pittman shares Florida stories which are even crazier than you expect. Every tale is bound to make you repeat Pittman’s favorite phrase — “Oh, #Florida” Follow up this program by reading Tourist Season by Carl Hiaassen and joining the book discussion on January 18, 2020 This event is funded in part by a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant, in partnership with Friends of the Eau Gallie Public Library
Date/time: January 11, 2020 @ 3:00 pm