And Now, a Refreshing Bit of Sleaze

It may be the perfect choice for the current climate;  the cover of the upcoming New York Times Book Review is dedicated to “an entertaining chronicle of sleaze and vapidity” —  Steven Gaines’s book on South Beach, Fool’s Paradise: Players, Poseurs, and the Culture of Excess in South Beach.

In an inspired pairing, Carl Hiaasen is the reviewer.

Libraries have ordered Fool’s Paradise in small quantities and reserve ratios are comfortable. But keep it in mind — it may be the perfect antidote to all those depressing books on the economy.


Fool’s Paradise: Players, Poseurs, and the Culture of Excess in South Beach

Steven Gaines

  • Hardcover: $25.95; 288 pages
  • Publisher: Crown – (2009-01-27)
  • ISBN-10: 0307346277
  • ISBN-13: 9780307346278

One Response to “And Now, a Refreshing Bit of Sleaze”

  1. Ohmira Says:

    Since when has “sleaze” been refreshing? That’s all there is. now..sleaze…everywhere, in everything.

    Something WITHOUT sleaze, now, that’s refreshing.