What do Miami Herald columnists do when they're bored? They write books, of course, and not necessarily ones that reflect their journalistic oeuvres. Like Carl Hiaasen before him, Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry chooses to spin comic thrillers with plenty of Florida color. But given Barry's proclivity for being funny, the jokes usually rule the plot -- which is not a bad thing.
Barry is in town tonight at the Tattered Cover LoDo to introduce Insane City ($26.95, Putnam), a Hollywood-ready romp about a destination wedding gone horribly awry; he'll read from and sign the book at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but you'll want to pick up a ticket for a seat and a place in the book-signing line in advance (they'll be handed out beginning at 6:30).
Intrigued? Read an excerpt on Barry's website.
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