A Pirate Looks at Fifty

In honor of his fiftieth birthday, the popular singer-songwriter and author shares reminiscences about his life, tracing his odyssey from reporter to musical success.

A Pirate Looks at Fifty

In honor of his fiftieth birthday, the popular singer-songwriter and author shares reminiscences about his life, tracing his odyssey from reporter to musical success.

Jimmy Buffett

In Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way, acclaimed music critic Ryan White has crafted the first definitive account of Buffett’s rise from singing songs for beer to his emergence as a tropical icon and CEO behind the Margaritaville ...

Jimmy Buffett

A candid, compelling, and rollicking portrait of the pirate captain of Margaritaville—Jimmy Buffett. In Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way, acclaimed music critic Ryan White has crafted the first definitive account of Buffett’s rise from singing songs for beer to his emergence as a tropical icon and CEO behind the Margaritaville industrial complex, a vast network of merchandise, chain restaurants, resorts, and lifestyle products all inspired by his sunny but disillusioned hit “Margaritaville.” Filled with interviews from friends, musicians, Coral Reefer Band members past and present, and business partners who were there, this book is a top-down joyride with plenty of side trips and meanderings from Mobile and Pascagoula to New Orleans, Key West, down into the islands aboard the Euphoria and the Euphoria II, and into the studios and onto the stages where the foundation of Buffett’s reputation was laid. Buffett wasn’t always the pied piper of beaches, bars, and laid-back living. Born on the Gulf Coast, the son of a son of a sailing ship captain, Buffett scuffed around New Orleans in the late sixties, flunked out of Nashville (and a marriage) in 1971, and found refuge among the artists, dopers, shrimpers, and genuine characters who’d collected at the end of the road in Key West. And it was there, in those waning outlaw days at the last American exit, where Buffett, like Hemingway before him, found his voice and eventually brought to life the song that would launch Parrot Head nation. And just where is Margaritaville? It’s wherever it’s five o’clock; it’s wherever there’s a breeze and salt in the air; and it’s wherever Buffett sets his bare feet, smiles, and sings his songs.

Under The Gun

Jimmy Buffett's A Pirate Looks at Fifty was the book of choice. I also got to catch
up on sleep. For some reason I always slept really well at the JCC. Thus far I'd
read Where is Joe Merchant?I was almost done with A Pirate Looks at Fifty. Both
of ...

Under The Gun

Eighteen months away from Tennessee - four months in the hill country of Texas, a month in Death Valley, California, and another month in the heat of southern Mississippi - all before a year long tour-of-duty in the deserts of Iraq. First hand account of day to day patrols, down time, relationships, and tattooing with Tennessee's 278th Regimental Combat Team through the eyes of a medic who also served as an infantryman with a Bradley team, a military training advisor to the Iraqi Army, and tattoo artist for the men and women of the 278th.

A Salty Piece of Land

Jimmy Buffett, bestselling author of "A Pirate Looks at Fifty," and hero to parrotheads everywhere, gives readers a humorous adventure set in the Caribbean, involving a lighthouse, a mystery, a wild cast of characters, and more than a few ...

A Salty Piece of Land

Jimmy Buffett, bestselling author of "A Pirate Looks at Fifty," and hero to parrotheads everywhere, gives readers a humorous adventure set in the Caribbean, involving a lighthouse, a mystery, a wild cast of characters, and more than a few bottles of tequila. It's not on any chart, but the tropical island of Cayo Loco is the perfect place to run away from all your problems. Waking from a ganja buzz on the beach in Tulum, Tully can't believe his eyes when a 142-foot schooner emerges out of the ocean mist. At its helm is Cleopatra Highbourne, the eccentric 101-year-old sea captain who will take him to a lighthouse on a salty piece of land that will change his life forever. From a lovely sunset sail in Punta Margarita to a wild spring-break foam party in San Pedro, Tully encounters an assortment of treasure hunters, rock stars, sailors, seaplane pilots, pirates, and even a ghost or two.

Conquering the Borderlands

I read his autobiography, A Pirate Looks at Fifty, soon after I turned fifty myself. "A
Pirate Looks at Fifty" is what I wrote, in red icing, on my husband's cake when he
celebrated his landmark birthday. Jimmy would like the idea of one of his "over ...

Conquering the Borderlands

In terms of United States history, the Borderlands are the territories, from "Alta California" to "La Florida," that formed the northern frontier of Spain's New World empire. Conquering the Borderlands relates their histories, landscapes, and cultures as they unfolded during the author's Southern Tier bicycle journey from San Diego to St. Augustine. The Southern Tier route intersects the paths of Spanish conquistadors, stagecoach routes, and cattle drives, all of which come alive in the pages of this book. A ferry across the Mississippi evokes Mark Twain's account of life on the river; Louisiana's bayous recall Evangeline, Longfellow's poem about the Acadian exile from Canada. Curious javelinas emerge on West Texas roads, carnivorous plants alongside Deep South highways. On a personal level, the author describes the rigors of the trip and the anxieties that spring from attempting a cross-country ride nearly forty years after the goal first captured her imagination. The author coined the term "chronological borderlands" for that stage in life when professional and family responsibilities have been met, and deferred dreams spring to life with a renewed sense of possibility, coupled with apprehension that physical limits may be closing the door. The books is not intended to replace travel guides and maps, but to serve as a valuable companion piece that can further enrich the experience of Southern Tier travel - by bicycle, car or armchair.

Jimmy Buffett and Philosophy

laugh at the cruelties of fate—folly chasing death, as Jimmy described it (A Pirate
Looks at Fifty, pp. 39,449). If we couldn't laugh, we'd all go insane. The key to the
treasure chest is cut wistfully, and damned if it doesn't fit the lock. It's better to ...

Jimmy Buffett and Philosophy

An examination of the philosophical aspects of Jimmy Buffett's music, presented in a series of articles that also explores the ways in which to approach philosophy from a perspective of Buffett's works, evaluates key questions about ancient and contemporary philosophers from Epicurus and Diogenes to John Dewey and Judith Butler. Original.

Trouble Dolls

When her environmentalist father is lost in the Everglades, Lizzie sets out to find him with the help of her dog, Spooner, and a family of tiny Guatemalan trouble dolls.

Trouble Dolls

When her environmentalist father is lost in the Everglades, Lizzie sets out to find him with the help of her dog, Spooner, and a family of tiny Guatemalan trouble dolls.

The Jolly Mon

Relates the adventures of a fisherman who finds a magic guitar floating in the Caribbean Sea. Includes the music for the song "Jolly Mon Sing."

The Jolly Mon

Relates the adventures of a fisherman who finds a magic guitar floating in the Caribbean Sea. Includes the music for the song "Jolly Mon Sing."

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

His memoir, A Pirate Looks at Fifty (1998), reached No. 1 on the Times' nonfiction
best-seller list. He also cowrote with his daughter, Savannah Jane Buffett, two
children's books, The Jolly Mon (1988) and Trouble Dolls (1991). Buffett's A Salty
 ...

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Southern music has flourished as a meeting ground for the traditions of West African and European peoples in the region, leading to the evolution of various traditional folk genres, bluegrass, country, jazz, gospel, rock, blues, and southern hip-hop. This much-anticipated volume in The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates an essential element of southern life and makes available for the first time a stand-alone reference to the music and music makers of the American South. With nearly double the number of entries devoted to music in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 30 thematic essays, covering topics such as ragtime, zydeco, folk music festivals, minstrelsy, rockabilly, white and black gospel traditions, and southern rock. And it features 174 topical and biographical entries, focusing on artists and musical outlets. From Mahalia Jackson to R.E.M., from Doc Watson to OutKast, this volume considers a diverse array of topics, drawing on the best historical and contemporary scholarship on southern music. It is a book for all southerners and for all serious music lovers, wherever they live.

Tales from Margaritaville

The singer/songwriter displays his gift for creating witty, laid-back Southern stories in a collection of bizarre tales and thoughtful essays

Tales from Margaritaville

The singer/songwriter displays his gift for creating witty, laid-back Southern stories in a collection of bizarre tales and thoughtful essays

Swine Not

Best-selling writer Jimmy Buffett weaves an irresistible new tale---filled with colorful characters, wry humor, and the pursuit of a very clever pig.

Swine Not

Best-selling writer Jimmy Buffett weaves an irresistible new tale---filled with colorful characters, wry humor, and the pursuit of a very clever pig. When Southern belle Ellie McBride moves her twins from Vertigo, Tennessee to New York City, they wouldn't dream of leaving behind the family pig Rumpy. But the posh hotel where Ellie has found work (and living space) has "No Pets" writ large on its portal. So hiding Rumpy from the hotel staff---especially the ultra-carnivorous hotel chef, who would like nothing better than to transform their pet into pork roast---becomes imperative.

YOU Inc

If you read his latest book, A Pirate Looks at Fifty, which I earlier recommended
as essential reading, it talks about his many adventures, each having its own
somber lesson. The underlying message of his life, I believe, and the reason why
I am ...

YOU  Inc

YOU, Inc. is all about you-and your future. The ideas, principles, and strategies in YOU, Inc. will enable you to launch your life to the next level and beyond by discovering your passion and taking effective action to build the pillars of personal greatness and reach your unique, powerful potential. YOU, Inc. is about re-inventing yourself, living by your own rules, having big fun, and finding the happiness and contentment that you deserve. John takes you on a journey through the depths of your psyche, asking tough questions and appealing to your deepest motivation to make life-launching decisions and personal charges. His powerful stories and principles get to the heart of the matter, inspiring you to take immediate action. To make your action steps effective and significant, you will learn how to apply the following innovative, world-class strategies: Leadership Acuity, Imagineering, Mental Entrepreneurship, Personal Greatness, Raising Standards, Impact Leadership, and Ultimate Possibility Thinking. John's humorous style and straightforward approach makes sense and provides deep, compelling insights which will motivate you to commit to the life-long quest to realize the loftiest of all achievements, personal greatness, and reach your unique, powerful potential-the essence of YOU, Inc. power.

Where Is Joe Merchant

By the author of Tales from Margaritaville. Reprint. 30,000 first printing. Where is Joe Merchant? Five years ago, the rock star committed suicide, yet he keeps popping back into the tabloid headlines like a piece of toast.

Where Is Joe Merchant

Trevor Kane, the hemorrhoid-ointment heiress, South Seas psychic Desdemona, tabloid journalist Rudy Breno, and renegade seaplane pilot search for the whereabouts of presumed-dead-but-often-sighted rock star Joe Merchant. By the author of Tales from Margaritaville. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Get Ready for Tomorrow

Jimmy Buffet (A Pirate Looks At 50) I've met hundreds of people in my 60+ years
and been involved in scores of relationships. A few have lasted most of my life.
Some have been brief and beneficial. Some have spanned years and had high ...

Get Ready for Tomorrow


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(1992), a mystery about a famous rock singer, and yet another with his memoir, A
Pirate Looks at Fifty (1998). In an interview with Beth Levine for Publishers
Weekly (October 12, 1990), Buffett noted that in some ways, writing lyrics is more
 ...

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(1992), a mystery about a famous rock singer, and yet another with his memoir, A
Pirate Looks at Fifty (1998). In an interview with Beth Levine for Publishers
Weekly (October 12, 1990), Buffett noted that in some ways, writing lyrics is more
 ...

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Book Review Digest

Joseph LaPalombara ( 50 - 500w ) " Burgess and Bufacchi provide a
parsimonious overview of the tumultuous last decade . ... Among the number of
bookish conventions with which ' A Pirate Looks at Fifty ' seems to have
dispensed are ...

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