A Pirate Looks at Fifty


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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - This is the ultimate Jimmy Buffett philosophy on life and how to live it, "like sitting with Buffett at a beachside bar, listening to him spin tales" (Time).

"Buffett took his family on a three-week trek around the Caribbean. . . . His colorful travelogue is interspersed with memoirs of his youth and music career--both of which revolve around his continuing search for the perfect fishing spot."--USA Today

For Parrotheads, armchair adventurers, and 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 the eyes of the man who's lived it.

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 three-year-old aspiring co-pilot. And he is the inimitable Jimmy Buffett through it all.

Author: Jimmy Buffett
Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Published: 11/28/2000
Pages: 448
Weight: 0.79lbs
Size: 8.23h x 5.52w x 0.93d
ISBN: 9780449005866

About the Author
Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett has recorded more than thirty albums, which included the two hit singles "Margaritaville" and "Come Monday." He is also the author of two bestselling books: Tales from Margaritaville, a collection of short stories which was on the bestseller list for seven months, and the #1 bestseller Where Is Joe Merchant? He has his own record company and chain of restaurants and stores.

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