Up for Grabs: A Trip Through Time and Space in the

Up for Grabs: A Trip Through Time and Space in the Sunshine State Grand reading Rothchild s scenario deliciously underscores the bizarre quality of Florida Publishers Weekly A story of rapacity and gall told with bemused admiration for the waves of visionaries and scamps who have left their mark on the Sunshine State a tale of the wild, wild South in which motives, loyalties, and identities are lost in a tangle of crime and counterinsurgency TimeA wandering Floridian who made his way home in the early s, John Rothchild writes about the state with the savvy of a native and the perspective of an outsider His personal and historical travelogue reads alternately like a litany of th century ills and a Monty Python rendering of the Great American Dream In Florida, both versions are trueSettled through the chicanery of a few enterprising brokers and real estate wizards, Rothchild s Florida is a civilization built from scratch, out of the most unusual ingredients While much of the state seems younger than many of its inhabitants, he observes, it hosts all the modern demographic, economic, and social problems Still, those ills don t dispel the magic of its sunshine, beaches, and exotic fauna or undermine its status as a great American mythTold within the framework of Rothchild s travels from Miami to the Everglades, around the state and back again, Up for Grabs is part history, part travelogue, part journalism, part autobiography a humorous and appreciative tour of a society fabricated from a state of mind and erected on land that was ninety percent underwater ninety percent of the time John Rothchild , a former editor of Washington Monthly, columnist for Time and Fortune, and contributor to Esquire, Rolling Stone, Harper s Magazine, and the New York Times Magazine, is author or coauthor of nine books, including A Fool and His Money andVoice of the River, the autobiography of Marjory Stoneman Douglas He lives in Miami Beach, Florida


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10 thoughts on “Up for Grabs: A Trip Through Time and Space in the Sunshine State

  1. Jan Jan says:

    Some interesting stories and data points in this memoir history of south Florida, but the content is haphazard and the manuscript doesn t appear to have been edited.


  2. Laura Keane Laura Keane says:

    Up for Grabs is one of those books that didn t get the accolades it richly deserves Funny and fact filled, it s another must for Florida geeks.


  3. Nick Moran Nick Moran says:

    The definitive account of what makes Florida weird.


  4. Erik Yakes Erik Yakes says:

    John Rothchild has an interesting approach to talking about the demographics and history of Florida He tells stories of the state as if it were a lifelong journey Perfect for those studying Florida and who need a littlebackground information The material is simple enough for any casual reader to grasp the concepts Might want to study some


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