Strip Tease

Strip Tease

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Congressman David Dilbeck has a bad problem. "I should never," he says, "be around naked women." And late one night, at a gaudy Fort Lauderdale strip joint, Dilbeck loses control. He leaps onto the stage with the performers and proceeds to demonstrate his affections in a most unconventional way. The congressman barely escapes the scene, but not before being recognized by an odd little customer known as Mr. Peepers - an unlikely blackmailer, but (it turns out) a cunning one. From the staid corridors of Congress to the sweltering cane fields of Lake Okeechobee, from a topless wrestling pit to a sunken Guatemalan banana boat, STRIP TEASE is a maniacally inventive and suspenseful tale that resonates with the furious intelligence, merciless characterization and savage good humor that we've come to expect from Carl Hiaasen.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679427025
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/17/1993
Edition description: 2 Cassettes, Movie Tie-in
Product dimensions: 4.40(w) x 7.03(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

With a distinct sense of humor and a flare for the unusual, Carl Hiassen has dissected the psyche of South Florida to write several wickedly funny books for both kids and adults. His first book for kids, Hoot, won a Newbery Honor and was later adapted into a movie of the same name. His extensive collection of books for adults are notable for their environmental themes and characters that do justice to the word "eccentric."


Tavernier, Florida

Place of Birth:

South Florida


Emory University; B.A., University of Florida, 1974

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Strip Tease 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
KsDave More than 1 year ago
Hope to find more of this author. The book takes place in Florida and has very quirky and unusual characters. Great plot and holds your interest throughout. I think I read this one several years ago but then decided that I didn't. Very enjoyable! Pure escape stuff,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the second of Carl Hiaasen's novels I have read and have thoroughly enjoyed them both. His offbeat characters and plot twists always keep you wondering what will happen next. Great summer vacation read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book reveiw not a chat room stop talking and make some reveiws plz and lexi its just nasty to ask to have sexon a book reveiw site any ways the bookwas great i total recomend it
SusyBeast More than 1 year ago
What can I say? Another "good 'un" from Hiaasen. Fun, crazy, adventurous journey!
Postrain More than 1 year ago
I love these stories and wish Carl HIassen would write more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
are good metaphors for this book if by 'stripping' you mean sex and violence and 'teasing' you mean satire and Mr. Hiaasen's legendary caustic political wit. This just may be Hiaasen's very best novel. The pacing is nice and zippy. Its story line has all the elements in the right degree: I mentioned the humor and the savagery, and the characters are priceless, including a bouncer who 'has a high threshold' and inhales cigar smoke when he lights up, thinking that everyone else does. To an unusual degree with this frequently cynical author, the guilty suffer and the good are rewarded, though sometimes in unorthodox ways. I do agree with a previous critic who found the lady stripper too good to be true. If you can spell, turn on a computer, keep your temper and look good in pumps, a legal secretary earns just as much money, has the drop on the best day-care centers and is about eleventy-seven times more likely to get home in one piece. I just have to forgive Hiaasen his title character's chosen profession; as the folks in the English departments do, write it off as a 'convention of the genre,' which is academese for 'make believe it's so or else there ain't no story.' As a veteran reporter, Hiaasen knows where to look for sacred cows in the (shall we put it nicely?) somewhat ungenlemanly environs of Florida's political scene. In fact, if Congress ever takes meaningful action to reduce or eliminate the federal 'giveaway' sugar price-support subsidies to the big growers, the best-informed average citizens outside of the Sunshine State will undoubtedly be Hiaasen fans who read this book. Mr. H. says that the Latino-American sugar barons portrayed in this book are just a figment of his warped imagination. Well, his imagination may be warped, but it tickles me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In 'Strip Tease,' the characters are, for the most part, either good people in unfortunate situations, or bad people in fortunate ones. The main character, while appealing and feisty, is still somewhat of a cliché--the whore with a heart of gold--only she's not a whore, she's a stripper, and she's her own stripper too, refusing to do table or lap dances. And, if that weren't enough, she's doing this all to pay lawyer's fees to regain custody of her daughter. Here she is, a former FBI assistant, smarter than anyone around her, she can type 70 words a minute, and only this job will pay the attorney? This is a job that will probably pay her lawyers fee¿s fairly quick, but that isn't likely to win many points in future custody battles. this makes for a fun novel, with the easy target of a sleazy strip joint, a violent (but good-hearted) bouncer, and mostly infatuated customers, but not a very possible one.

Readers will be pleased with the plethora of variety found in this book. The author takes us to a place of corruption, greed and murder. When he describes something, he really takes the time to explain things thoroughly from every angle and make it so the reader will understand whatever he is talking about. An example is when he talks about how the Eager Beaver is rivals with the club down the street. The owner of the Eager Beaver devises an ingenious plan to take them out. He has his bouncer, Shad, go to a rat farm and purchase a barrel full. He then tells him to go and release them in the Ling¿s club. He does and it ruins them. As Shad does this we can picture him doing it in greusome detail. For readers this adds to enjoiment of the book.

Kimaoverstreet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Strip Tease by Carl Hiaasen is a fun book, chock full of interesting all too human characters, whose stories are inextricably intertwined. A fast paced book, Strip Tease will make you laugh out loud at times. I definitley reccomend to lift your spirits after a depressing or gruesome book!
miyurose on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I spent several weeks listening to this on my way home in the evenings. This was a great book to listen to. I'm going to have to look for more Hiaasen books in audio, because they're perfect. They're light and funny and the plots aren't so convoluted that you have a hard time following what's going on. The characters are colorful and interesting and unique. I thought this was really good.
jepeters333 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Only in America could an innocent, if drunken, guest of honor at a strip joint bachelor party become a mortal threat against Big Money and Big Government.
cameling on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sometimes all it takes is a simple incident to set the wheels of chaos in motion. A drunken man celebrating his bachelor party, starts to hug and grope a topless dancer, inciting rage in another customer who hits him repeatedly on his head with a champagne bottle, until the bouncer drags him off. A photograph happened to be taken by another patron of this entertainment venue. The photograph becomes the catalyst for a number of incidents. Political fixers attempt to protect an unraveling Congressman, an ex-husband drug addict stealing wheelchairs while retaining custody of a child, scorpions and roaches being used in scams to extort money from corporations, murders and a dancer and homicide detective looking to set things right.This is a thriller set on a simmering boil all the way till the end.
mikedraper on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Erin Grant, a former FBI employee has been dancing in a strip club in order to raise enough money for an appeal to gain custody of her daughter, Angela. Her husband, a petty crook, lied to the judge and got a couple of his buddies to back up a story about Erin's sexual habits.As the story begins, Congressman Dave Dilbeck, who can't control his libido, is a the strip club when a drunken party goer gets on the stage and begins grooping one of the dancers. An intoxicated Dilbeck jumps on the stage and begins hitting the other patron with a champagne bottle. This is unfortunate because this is an election year.Another customer, Jerry Killian, nicknamed, Mr. Peepers, takes a photo. Killian sends Erin a message that he might be able to get her daughter back. He intends to use the photo to have Congressman Dilbeck use his influence to get a judge to change his custody ruling. Later, Killian turns up dead.Malcolm J. Moldowsky is Dilbeck's "fix it" man. In a situation like Killian approaching Dilbeck and talking about a photo, Malcolm knows how to put a stop to an unpleasant situation.A subplot has the club bouncer, Shad, working with an attorney named Mordecai, to sue the Congressman. Mordeccai is playing customers against each other in that the fiance of the first patron wants to sue Dilbeck for damages in hitting her fiance.Sgt. Al Garcia is on vacation when he finds Killian's body. Garcia is an honorable man and this makes solving Killian's murder personal.This is an uproariously funny novel. Erin's dry sense of humor had me smiling throughout the crazy happenings in the novel. Dilbert is also an excellent character whose one mindedness and absence of any moral values was depicted magnificantly. A wonderful caper but perhaps, a bit too long.
dragonasbreath on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Hiaasen tends to be VERY irreverent about everything in society.But you can usually point to someone you know and say 'THEY would make a good actor for THIS character."The book also kept our interest from start to finish.It DOES come with a DC alert, though - make sure your hands and mouth are empty, that you are sitting down when you read this book... or you may regret it.
Darrol on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Entertaining, and it was nice to have one old friend from the previous book. I enjoyed the spunk of the main character, and there were some amusing bits, but overall only ok.
Arctic-Stranger on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Hiaasen has the ability to make some really reprehensible people come out looking decent, and making others look like monsters. In this novel and stipper wants custoday of her daughter, while the father, who steals wheelchairs from nursing homes for a living, is working crooked cops to keep the little girl. Throw in a politician who has a bad habit of falling in lust with the wrong girls, and you get a rousing read.
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I dont understand why people write a name and a super short thing. Its confusing.
MontanaRB More than 1 year ago
A good read and an easy/fast read.
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