TODAY | June 12, 2013
>> it's good to be here.
>> we brought a little florida for you.
>> it's fantastic.
>> so this book is called bad monkey . it features a bad monkey who does things we can't say on tv.
>> no you can't.
>> you feel there should be more monkeys in literature.
>> cinema is full of monkeys but i feel some great books could have been made better if there were monkeys in it and it's florida by the way. what else are you going to do.
>> your cup runeth over in florida .
>> so many weird things happen in florida .
>> yeah. i go in the newsroom and i can poach and steal from the news. it's just a freak festival i tell people.
>> and you have done that for this book too. everybody in this book seems to have some kind of stand, even the good guys.
>> even the good guy.
>> i don't want you to give away anything but tell us what the story is about.
>> it open with tourists fishing and they reel in a human arm which is not what they planned and the arm finds it's way into a policeman's freezer and then takes a little journey and the arm leads to the scam. it's medicare fraud and monkeys and what happens every day down there.
>> i find it fascinating that you can make medicare fraud an exciting read.
>> a lot of dope smugglers have gone into medicaid fraud because you just need a piece of paper and the government sends you a check. i weave all of that in.
>> it's a good mix. a little mystery, a little suspense, humor.
>> when you live down there you have to learn to half at it. if you took it all seriously, you would be depressed. it never ends.
>> you're still a comic for the miami harold. i got a kick out of the one for the irs scandal. talk about the gift that gives on giving.
>> when you saw the footage of the cupid line dancers and the star trek parody you have to laugh at it because our money is being spent so i wrote an article but it falls into your lap. this is one way that people overcome the anger is satire and you laugh at it.
>> you laugh so you don't cry, right?
>> no, you never cry.
>> give us your summer read recommendation.
>> well, the first one is a book called the redeemer. he is norw we stick together. the next is by lea carpenter and a son is in the special forces and disappears and there's a period of time when she doesn't know if he's dead or alive . it's her relationship with her kid. it's powerful.
>> and little green by walter mosley .
>> he is a great writer. i love his stuff.
>> as always we'll add bad monkey to the list.
>> thank you.
>> good to see you.
>> good to see you.
>> you can take the fish