Insane City

By Dave Barry
(Berkley Trade, Paperback, 9780425264720, 400pp.)

Publication Date: September 3, 2013

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Hardcover, Compact Disc

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“Oh, Dave Barry, how I love you! Your scathingly funny, over-the-top novels make me laugh out loud in public, and your depictions of South Florida would strike me as exaggerated, but my brother lives there and I know you speak the truth. This tale of a destination wedding in Miami gone horribly wrong could only have sprung from your pen. If readers can't make it to Florida this winter, they should read Insane City. It will make them happy they stayed home!”
-- Susan Taylor, Market Block Books, Troy, NY


Description

Seth Weinstein always knew Tina was way, way, way out of his league. Which is why he’s still astonished that he’s on a plane heading for their wedding in Florida. The Groom Posse has already pulled an airport prank on him—and he’s survived! It should be easy going from now on.

But Seth has absolutely no idea what he’s about to get into. A simple drink or two with the boys sparks a series of events that will pit Seth and his friends against everything and everyone imaginable, from his very powerful, very disapproving soon-to-be father-in-law to the federal government to a love-struck orangutan.

Seth’s hope for smooth sailing is turning into a trip on the Titanic. And the water is getting deeper by the minute…




About the Author

DAVE BARRY is a Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist for the Miami Herald and a New York Times bestselling author.
 




NPR
Saturday, Jan 26, 2013

In Dave Barry's latest novel, a bachelor dinner goes off the rails, entangling the groom to be with a colorful cast of characters รข?? everyone from Russian mobsters to Haitian refugees to the fourth-place finisher in the Miss Hot Amateur Bod contest. Oh, and an albino Burmese python. More at NPR.org

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Praise For Insane City

Praise for Lunatics by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel

“An outrageously funny, irreverent, over-the-top comic mystery.”—Sun Sentinel

“Creative, unusual and over the top.” —The Associated Press

“A novel for those who love one-liners, outrageous characters and loopy plots.”—Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Dave Barry’s I’ll Mature When I’m Dead

“[Barry] is truly the funniest man living in the three mile ‘safe’ zone off the shores of America.”—Steve Martin

“Despite years of medication, Dave Barry is still the funniest damn writer in the whole country. Let’s hope he never grows up.”—Carl Hiaasen

“Fans know what to expect from Dave Barry: joke-packed prose and one-liners… and I'll Mature When I'm Dead continues that tradition.”—The Associated Press

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