Beaks St. Petersburg
2451 Central Ave.
Saint Petersburg, FL 33713
6:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013
University Press of Florida releases Fringe Florida: Travels Among Mud Boggers, Furries, Ufologists, Nudists and Other Lovers of Unconventional Lifestyles
Most people visit Florida for the theme parks and beaches, but there’s side few tourists ever see, a periphery residents might have heard about only through whispers.
Released this month by University Press of Florida, journalist Lynn Waddell’s Fringe Florida: Travels Among Mud Boggers, Furries, Ufologists, Nudists and Other Lovers of Unconventional Lifestyles explores the frequently exotic, often sensational, and sometimes illicit worlds of the
oddest state in the nation.
Meet the author and some of the people profiled in the book at the BOOK RELEASE CELEBRATION party:
Saturday, October 5 from 6:00 pm to 8:00pm
2451 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33713, 727-321-9100
Free swag, hors d'œuvre and non-alcoholic beverages
Beak's St. Pete
New York Times best-selling author Tim Dorsey says, “This picaresque slideshow definitely has its ear to the ground for the weird, wacky, and wonderful that is now our peninsula’s chief cash crop…if you seek the Sunshine State’s funky-drumbeat fringe, you can do no better than Lynn
Waddell introduces readers to a collection of unusual lifestyles, including: swingers, nudists, a strip club king, UFO investigators, swamp buggy enthusiasts, sideshow performers, exotic pet owners, Furries, pony girls, a women’s motorcycle club, and Spiritualists. Along the way, Waddell weaves history into her experiences, giving each subculture context and explaining how it came to be so prominent in the state.
Fringe Florida is available in hardback at major and independent booksellers.
Waddell is a freelance writer based in St. Petersburg Fla. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, the DailyBeast.com, Budget Travel, the Christian Science Monitor and the New York Times. Upcoming appearances include:
9/16: Live interview on WMNF 88.5 FM Radioactivity: Live Call-in, 11:00 am to Noon
9/21: Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Trade Show in New Orleans
10/8: Book signing, Inkwood Books (216 S. Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33609) 7:00 to 9:00 pm
10/26: Twenty-First Annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, specific time TBA
11/17 to 11/24: Miami Book Fair International, specific date and time TBA
256 pp. | 6 x 9 | 32 b/w photos
ISBN 978-0-8130-4493-4 | Cloth $24.95
For a review copy of Fringe Florida contact:
Teal Amthor-Shaffer, Marketing Manager, University Press of Florida