Join us for a reading and book signing with veteran Tampa Bay Times reporter Jeff Klinkenberg and his newest title "Alligators in B-Flat: Improbable Tales From the Files of Real Florida"! Here's what some legendary Florida authors had to say about it:
“Jeff Klinkenberg is the ghost orchid of Florida nonfiction; an observer who prefers swamps and shadows to sunshine banalities; a prose writer of distinction whose roots seek out, then elegantly entwine, that which is fine and funny, outrageous and rare about our beloved state. Alligators in B-Flat is a virtuoso performance, and proves, once again, that Klinkenberg is among our finest writers.”—Randy Wayne White
“No one captures the old, secret Florida, the Florida of the swamps and forests where alligators and panthers rule, like Klinkenberg does. He uses his formidable reportorial skills to get fantastic (often hilariously funny) stories which belie the ghastly six-lane, strip-mall, gated-community, golf-course, air-conditioned, theme-parked Nature-wrecking Florida that most of its citizens know. Almost everything Klinkenberg writes is a public service as well as an enriching and educating experience.”—Diane Roberts
“Klinkenberg’s deep love for Florida—natural Florida and everyone who knew it before there were so many people—is obvious.”—Miami Herald
“The living legend and award-winning journalist has become synonymous with Florida story-telling, and here’s an evocative collection that shows you why.”—Creating Loafing Tampa
The Midtown Reader will be providing coffee and refreshments and Jeff will be autographing copies of the book after his talk!