Ah, Florida. Home to 167 trillion mosquitoes, tourists with sunburnt skin the color of Hawaiian Punch and retired grandparents with very long nose hairs. That's according to humorist Dave Barry, who knows a thing or two about Florida life after 30-plus years in the Sunshine State. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Miami Herald columnist both lauds and lovingly mocks his home state in his new book, "BEST. STATE. EVER.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland." He joins us in-studio to talk about the hanging chads of 2000, the swamplands and strip clubs, and why people are always asking him, "What the hell is wrong with Florida?"
Dave Barry on Why Florida is the 'Best. State. Ever.'
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Dave Barry, humorist, syndicated columnist, screenwriter and author of books including "BEST. STATE. EVER.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland"