New releases from Carl Hiaasen, Edmund White, and Craig Shemin

By EW Staff
February 21, 2014 at 05:00 AM EST

Dance of the Reptiles, Carl Hiaasen
In these columns originally printed in The Miami Herald, the author’s musings on Florida life and politics can seem stranger than his fiction.

Inside A Pearl, Edmund White
White, one of America’s preeminent gay writers, left New York for Paris during the AIDS crisis in 1983. In his latest memoir, he chronicles the 15 years he spent in France rubbing elbows with celebrities and socialites.

The Muppets Character Encyclopedia, Craig Shemin
Kermit and Miss Piggy are two of showbiz’s most recognizable characters. This official guide — not meant just for kids! — offers info on all the fringe Muppets, too, like Link Hogthrob and Sal Monella.