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Publisher's Summary

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A hilarious novel of social and political intrigue, set against the glittering backdrop of Florida’s gold coast, from the author of Skinny Dip and Razor Girl

“If you could use some wild escapism right now, Hiaasen is your guy.” —The New York Times

WITH A NEW EPILOGUE

At the height of Palm Beach’s charity ball season, Kiki Pew Fitzsimmons, a prominent member of geriatric high society, suddenly vanishes during a swank gala. Kiki Pew was a founding member of the Potussies, a group of women dedicated to supporting the President, who spends half the year at the “Winter White House” just down the road. Meanwhile, Angie Armstrong, wildlife wrangler extraordinaire, is called to the island to deal with a monster-sized Burmese python that has taken residency in a tree. But the President is focused on the disappearance of Kiki Pew. Never one to miss an opportunity to play to his base, he immediately declares her a victim of rampaging immigrant hordes. This, it turns out, is far from the truth, which now lies in the middle of the road, where a bizarre discovery brings the First Lady’s motorcade to a grinding halt. Irreverent, ingenious, and uproariously entertaining, Squeeze Me perfectly captures the absurdity of our times.

©2020 Carl Hiaasen (P)2020 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

“Carl Hiaasen remains the undefeated, unscored-upon conscience of Florida, maybe the conscience of the whole country. I laughed and laughed and laughed while I read Squeeze Me - until I remembered, hey, I live in Palm Beach! Oh yeah, spoiler alert - the python did it.” (James Patterson)

"By the evidence of the scabrous and unrelentingly hilarious Squeeze Me, the Trump era is truly Carl Hiaasen’s moment... Just dive in and have a wonderful time." (Richard Lipez, The Washington Post)

"Novelists, like the rest of us, can’t look away from the Trump administration. Unfortunately, they haven’t found much interesting to say about it. Carl Hiaasen’s thriller Squeeze Me is, blessedly, an exception ... Hiaasen is clear-eyed: He meets the president on his subterranean level ... Squeeze Me is funny, but as with Hiaasen’s best work, it’s grounded in genuine outrage over the corruption that increasingly defines American political and cultural life. And it turns out there’s no better place to invoke that outrage than the wealthy swamps of Florida." (Alex Shephard, The New Republic)

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Political Bile Instead of Wit

First, let me say I have been a fan of Carl Hiaasen for many years. I pre-ordered and eagerly awaited this audiobook, which probably made the disappointment more intense.
The wit that was the hallmark of previous works, such as Tourist Season and Stormy Weather, was hard to find under the stench of political bile.
Having said all that, it almost seems petty to mention that the narrator’s voice is not suited to the material as well as previous narrators’ voices.
I hope Carl has unloaded his political burdens with this unfortunate vessel and will return to writing the witty satire his fans love him for.

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Political satire

Refreshing and funny look at the time we live in now w all the political turmoil that is our daily lives in the Trump era. If the word Trump scares you don’t worry you’ll like this book.

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Fiction or Nonfiction?

Hysterically funny and what is really sad is it could also be classified as Nonfiction 😁.

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Delightful Satire

Enjoyed this wild, wonderful ride through the barely fictitious version Palm Beach and all of the characters that inhabit it. At times laugh out loud funny, the descriptions of the natural scenery are vivid and the story was suspenseful and captivating. Great listen.

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Good author gone bad

Carl knows how to write, and his Florida-crazy books are always entertaining. Till now. Now he's crazy with Trump-hatred. I'm returning the book.

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An enjoyable, enthralling, witty satire.

Funny satire, witty writing, interesting plot and social commentary, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and its characters. The narration was excellent. It was a very enjoyable listen.

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Perfect before the saga of the election

Great job Carl Hiaasen and wonderfully read on Audible. Laugh out loud humor and loved the female animal warden. Let’s have a part two please.

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laughing out loud

another great one from a superb author. thanks for the laughter. looking forward to sharing it with others who will be able to appreciate it

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Too Political

This book spends too much time making fun of President Trump and his wife. The potential fun in this book gets lost in Hiaasen's political agenda.

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Classic Hiaasen hilarity!

It’s a scary state of affairs when the real world is as crazy as a Hiaasen novel, but that’s where we’re at, folks. We need Skink more than ever.

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