“A Florida State of Mind”

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Author James D. Wright visits the library for the national launch of his newest book “A Florida State of Mind: An Unnatural History of Our Weirdest State” on Wednesday, May 1 at 6:00 pm.


Sociologist Wright’s humorous and inviting guide to the brightest moments and darkest shadows of Florida’s history reveals the reasons why the state is at once attractive and repellent…Wright is an entertaining writer, and his observations on the peculiar state are witty and insightful. (Publishers Weekly Reviews 2018, September #4)

Studded with “factoids, oddments, stories, and back stories,” Wright’s book chronicles his travels throughout this odd state uncovering everything from the truth behind the infamous “hanging chads” of the 2000 election to wild pig attacks and notorious con men. (Kirkus Reviews 2019, March #2)