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Carl Hiaasen

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Carl Hiaasen , a graduate of the University of Florida, at age 23 he joined *The Miami Herald* as a general assignment reporter and went on to work for the paper's weekly magazine and later its prize-winning investigations team. Since 1985 Hiaasen has been writing a regular column, which at one time or another has pissed off just about everybody in South Florida, including his own bosses. He has outlasted almost all of them, and his column still appears on most Sundays in *The Herald's* opinion-and-editorial section. For his journalism and commentary, Hiaasen has received numerous state and national honors, including the Damon Runyon Award from the Denver Press Club. His work has also appeared in many well-known magazines, including *Sports Illustrated*, *Playboy*, *Time*, *Life*, *Esquire* and, *Gourmet*.