If you think the wildest, wackiest stories that Carl Hiaasen can tell have all made it into his hilarious, bestselling novels, think again. Dance of the Reptiles collects the best of Hiaasen's columns from The Miami Herald which chronicle the stories, large and small, that show truth is far stranger than fiction.

Hiaasen offers his commentary – indignant, disbelieving, sometimes righteously angry, and frequently hilarious – on burning issues like animal welfare, polluted rivers, and the broken criminal justice system as well as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Bernie Madoff's trial, and the shenanigans of the recent presidential elections. Whether or not you have read Carl Hiaasen before, you are in for a wild ride.

Praise for Carl Hiaasen's previous column collections:

"Shows you that Hiaasen's seemingly implausible fictional premises aren't really far–fetched at all. He just knows Florida." – Playboy

"Reminiscent of the snarky, opinionated newspaper articles of the great Mark Twain, Hiaasen's columns are finely crafted little gems." – Booklist

"Lively and well–reported pieces . . . [are] illuminated by all the wit and keen descriptive powers of his fiction." – Salon

Vintage 2014