By Jeff Klinkenberg
"A expert author, he understands while to hear and whilst to nudge each one brief tale along."--Publishers Weekly
"Klinkenberg uncovers the sweetness and secret of his domestic state."--Southern Living
"Reminds you of hopping at the back of a friend's truck for a journey. yet this one takes you past the sunny skies and high-rises and into the past."--Miami Herald
"Klinkenberg explores what is left of the Florida that existed sooner than it was once invaded by way of Disney and builders. . . . His superbly crafted sentences--this isn't really mere journalism--astutely evoke humans and places."--Tampa Tribune and Times
"If Jeff Klinkenberg is not careful," says Carl Hiaasen, "he may supply journalism a superb name."
Pilgrim within the Land of Alligators presents a welcome chance for readers to find the character--and characters--of "real" Florida. during this compilation, drawn partly from his award-winning columns, Klinkenberg celebrates the various Sunshine State's so much exact personalities, together with the unique Coppertone lady and the actor who performed the Creature from the Black Lagoon. alongside the way in which, he travels to swamps, rickety piers, and Florida's purely cook-your-own pancake restaurant.
Ranging from mild and comical to wistful and mawkish, Klinkenberg roams the kingdom from panhandle to the keys, trying to resolution the query, "What makes Florida Florida?" Pilgrim within the Land of Alligators should be a welcome boost to the bookshelves of longtime fanatics or readers new to his paintings.
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