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Best journey into Florida's underbelly: Fringe Florida by Lynn Waddell

Best journey into Florida's underbelly

We take for granted that Florida is the world capital of weird; after all, the state has its own Fark category, right? But Lynn Waddell (a CL/Weekly Planet alum) descended into the belly of the beast to see for herself. The subtitle of her brand new book, Fringe Florida, tells it all: Travels among Mud Boggers, Furries, Ufologists, Nudists, and Other Lovers of Unconventional Lifestyles. With dry humor and a keen eye, she enters these worlds as an engaged, curious observer, and without condescension or cheap shots, winds up shedding new light on everything from the Mons Venus to the Holy Land Experience.