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A native of Florida, author of such thrillers as Lucky You and Strip Tease, and a journalist for the Miami Herald, Hiaasen comes by his dislike for Disney honestly. He has witnessed the relentless success of the Disney machine firsthand with the development of Disney World and other properties around Orlando. In Team Rodent: How Disney Devours the World, Hiaasen paints a witty and sarcastic portrait in this nonfiction account of a company who can control the press, manipulate local governments, and because it's Disney, get away with it. Team Rodent is a quick, entertaining read that even the most loyal Disney shareholder (except maybe Michael Eisner) will find enlightening and amusing. --Harry C. Edwards
I found this book interesting.
He obviously despises Disney and all that they represent, but he can't really seem to come up with a reason -- good, poor, or otherwise -- WHY he hates Disney.
This is not a piece of investigative journalism per-se, and there are many better examples of extensive critical writings on Disney corporate culture.
Entertaining look at the world of Disney which is far larger than most people realize. Yeah, we all know the parks, the cruise line, the Broadway musicals, the town in FL etc but... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Lyric
Hiaasen offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the way Disney operates. While the book did not convince me to avoid all things Mickey, it was an eye-opening read.Published 24 days ago by kwaples
Interesting but incomplete as comprehensive view of Disney Corp in particular. Best considered as essays with personal point of view.Published 27 days ago by Garrel
The author uses facts to support his argument. The sarcasm of the author is needed to properly portray just how fake, controlling and money-grubbing Disney Corp has become. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sickpup94
As a native of Florida, Carl Hiaasen has seen how the whole state changed once Walt Disney brought his magic to the sunshine state. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mark Clelland
I enjoyed reading this book. I enjoy all of Hiaasen's work. He has a negative view of most development. I understand all that he is against. I don't know what he is for. Read morePublished 6 months ago by William C.
Just about anything written by Carl Hiaasen, or his buddy Dave Barry, will eventually be funny enough or absurd enough to make stuff come out your nose when you read it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by David E. Arnold
No doubt the truth about Disney and other conglomerates who "take over the world" with their monopolies I never had the desire to go to Disney, but at one point on a... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Elaine Checkley