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As with many of his novels, Hiaasen sets his latest — Bad Monkey — in his home state of Florida. Knopf hide caption

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Florida-Grown Fiction: Hiaasen Satirizes The Sunshine State

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"I’ve always wanted to write about the paparazzi subculture," says author Carl Hiaasen. "It's such a peculiar, predatory way to make a living -- chasing pseudo-celebrities from club to club, hoping they stumble out the door drunk so you can snap a photo." Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Paparazzi Take Center Stage In Hiaasen's 'Star Island'

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