A Pirate Looks at Fifty Author:Jimmy Buffett For the millions of fans of Jimmy Buffett's music as well as his bestselling books, Tales From Margaritaville and Where Is Joe Merchant?, here is the ultimate Jimmy Buffett philosophy on life and how to live it. As hard as it is to believe, the irrepressible Jimmy Buffett has hit the half-century mark and, in A PIRATE... more » LOOKS AT 50, he brings us along on the remarkable journey which he took through the Southern hemisphere to celebrate this landmark birthday.
Jimmy takes us from the legendary pirate coves of the Florida Keys to the ruins of ancient Cartegena. Along the way, we hear a tale or two of how he got his start in New Orleans, how he discovered his passion for flying planes, and how he almost died in a watery crash in Nantucket harbor. We follow Jimmy to jungle outposts in Costa Rica and on a meandering trip down the Amazon, through hair-raising negotiations with gun-toting customs officials and a 3-year-old aspiring co-pilot. And he is the inimitable Jimmy Buffett through it all.
For Parrotheads, for armchair adventurers, and for anyone who appreciates a good yarn and a hearty laugh, here is the ultimate backstage pass -- you'll read the kind of stories Jimmy usually reserves for his closest friends and you'll see a wonderful, wacky life through eyes of the man who's lived it. A PIRATE LOOKS AT 50 is a breath of fresh air and a ingenious manual for getting to 50 . . . and beyond.
I cannot say I am a huge Buffet fan. I like some of his songs, of course, but I am not a Parrothead. What I do like is his writing. And, also being a music lover, I totally enjoyed this book. Highlights from the year he turned 50; the trip he, family, and friends took in celebration; concerts; fishing trips. Just a fun book to read.
So put on your flip flops and take a seat in the sun. Pop the top on a cold one and start reading! You will enjoy the sun, the beer, and the book!
Written in 1996 on the occasion of Buffett's 50th birthday, this book chronicles the details of the Buffett family's whirlwind trip around the Caribbean Islands that his songs have made so familiar to his legion of fans. While telling us of the experiences he has on his birthday trip, he also takes the time to look back over his first 50 years. I am a fan of JB, both as a musician and an author, and I really enjoyed this memoir. I highly recommend this book!