Book Reviews of A Pirate Looks at Fifty

A Pirate Looks at Fifty
A Pirate Looks at Fifty
Author: Jimmy Buffett
ISBN-13: 9780449223345
ISBN-10: 0449223345
Publication Date: 5/1/1999
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 91 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
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!
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Helpful Score: 1
With his unique wit Jimmy Buffett has written a timeless classic that will talk to you many levels as he reminisces about his life and what the future may hold.
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Helpful Score: 1
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!
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I did enjoy this book but it is just a little too long. However, it has some wonderful stories and I did like it.
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Jimmy Buffett at his best. He shares with us his three week trek around the Caribbean with his family in celebration of his 50th birthday.
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I really enjoyed this memoir. Buffett wrote it during a family vacation to the Caribbean and South America over Christmas 1996 and New Years 1997. The trip inspired memories of his childhood and of other trips and he weaves these stories into the book. There are also wonderful asides about geography, history, movies, fiction and of course, music. A must read for every parrot head.
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Jimmy Buffet looks at turning 50 and wonders what comes next
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Not just an entertainer. There is more to him. Take a look.
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I LOVE Jimmy! His memoir is sometimes sad, often funny with a few terrorizing moments thrown in (getting shot at and crashing his plane). I am a big fan of his fiction and his music, and this made me feel like I've seen glimpses of the real man.
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There is a little Parrothead in us all......
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if your a fan of Bffett and enterested in his life this book is for you
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Very very good. You don't have to be a Buffett fan to enjoy this book. Great insight into life in general.
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A great book for Jimmy Buffett fans.
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A great light read for anyone who knows the words to "Hamburger in Paradise."
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Wandering and episodic tale of a family trip through the Caribbean and parts of Central and South America on the occasion of Buffett's 50th birthday. Liberally sprinkled with reminiscences, this is biographical without being a biography.
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VERY good!
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A remanisence of Buffet's life while he celebrates his birthday with a flying trip.
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Reading a Jimmy Buffet book is like sitting down for a beer with an old friend. He can spin a good yarn; you just can't help but feel good about the world when reading/listening to him
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interesting
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Great book for Parrotheads or anyone else who wonders what it would be like to live the life of an unusual rock and roller. Unusual because it is not all "sex, drugs and rock and roll" but living life on your terms whether you are down and out or on top of the world. Not a bad book either for daydreaming about what you would do if you hit the lottery some day! Kind of sweet in the way he talks about growing older and having kids. I enjoyed it as a great light read for plane or beach.
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His autobiography was very interesting. He has a gift for words, I liked it a lot.
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if u love jimmy Buffett, u gotta love this book.... if u dont love him, u will like a goood read as such! its a very nice behind the scenes of him.... so please enjoy...
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From Publishers Weekly: "The breezy pop craftsman of "Margaritaville" and "Cheeseburger in Paradise" famously spends most of his time sailing, trotting out 1970s chestnuts on the summer tour circuit and writing. Buffett's bestselling Tales from Margaritaville (1989) and Where Is Joe Merchant? (1992), among other books, created a world of sun-baked characters whose doings bore some resemblance to those of their author. This memoir draws back the curtain between fact and fiction, and genially takes stock in a manner likely to appeal to the Me generation. Though he rambles, repeats himself and may even raise hackles ("I have been too warped by Catholicism not to be cynical"), Buffett is earnest and unapologetic in his hedonism, seeing his mock pirate's life as the antithesis of the conformity foisted on him as a child in Alabama. In a series of loosely chronological vignettes, Buffett quickly takes us from his bar-band beginnings to a brush with death when he crashes one of his fleet of seaplanes. A lower-latitude voyage with his family (in a newer, bigger plane) to celebrate his 50th birthday makes up the bulk of the book, and takes them from Florida to the Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Colombia and the Amazon. The diaristic logbook that Buffett keeps along the way provides endless opportunities to muse on the music business; his older, wilder ways; navigation and, on the horizon, approaching mortality. Buffett's prose won't itself win him more "parrotheads" (as his fans are called), but those with enough patience or reverence to wade through long descriptions of beloved gear, favorite books or "f'g tikki pukki drinks" will find beneath these amblings a disarmingly direct character." Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Travel journal of Buffett's trip to celebrate 50 years on the planet.
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Jimmy Buffett rambles in a pleasant manner about his passion for flying and travel, about his family, about his money, about stuff. One would have to be a hard-core Buffett fan to enjoy this book.
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I always enjoy reading Buffett's stories. Easy read. Read a lot of it at the beach.
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Jimmy Buffet took his family on a trek around the Carribeanin in celebration of his 50th birthday. it is a colorfiul travelogue of his music and youth and it revolves around him looking for a perfect fishing spot.
He also remarks around his feelings of parenthood and what it was like growing up in the fifties.
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pure jimmy buffet
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Loved this book. Buffett has a slow and easy sway in his writing technique.