Dave Barry brings a taste of Insane City to the Tattered Cover

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.

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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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