An exuberant portrait of the city.New York Times Book Review
Superbly reported and deftly written.Business Week
An extraordinary look at an extraordinary city.Edward James Olmos, actor and director, Miami Vice
As entertaining and as distracting as the city itself.Washington Times
After reading this book, I still dont understand what makes Miami what it is, but thats why I love this book and that crazy town.Jimmy Buffett, singer and songwriter
A delightfully unbuttoned paean to Babel on Biscayne Bay. . . . As complex, compelling, and colorful as the city it celebrates.Kirkus
Not only does T. D. Allmans portrait of Miami remain, a quarter century later, as smart and funny and keenly observed as it was upon its first publication day, it is vibrantly current and astonishingly prescient. Miami resonates far beyond its immediate subject and illuminates deep truths about Americasand, indeed, the worldstwenty-first-century cultural and political turmoil. Not incidentally, Allmans brilliant prose style endures as well. The book is a joy to read.Robert Olen Butler, author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
With trenchant observations and witty prose, T. D. Allman takes readers on a tour of Miamis people, cultures, politics, and neighborhoods. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition remains a classic guide to a city teeming with money, exotic cargo, illegal drugs, and immigrants from all corners of the world.