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A Pirate Looks at Fifty

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A book by Jimmy Buffett

Tales from Margaritaville(stories) andWhere Is Joe Merchant?(a mystery) secured songwriter Jimmy Buffett's niche reputation as an affable, poetic beach bum.A Pirate Looks at Fifty, a travel-diary-cum-autobiography, features Buffett behind the wheel of … see full wiki

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Author: Jimmy Buffett
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Publisher: Fawcett
1 review about A Pirate Looks at Fifty

Mixed Bag

  • Jan 4, 2000
This book was 420 pages and about 150 too many. The parts that dealt with his experiences trying to break into the music business were quite interesting. However the stories about his journeys in the Carribean, South America, and elsewhere all seem to be a blur. After a while, it all sounds the same. If you travel alot and/or have similar interests as Jimmy Buffett you might like this book very much. However, not being one who flies my own plane or visits the Carribean every winter, I could not make a full connection. At times, Jimmy's life sounds like a nice fantasy. But as he provides more detail, his audience seems to narrow. I wish Jimmy focused more on how his experiences influenced some of his songs. He does do it a little but I would have liked to know the history behind some more of his songs. I prefer Jimmy as a song-writer who writes four to five minute songs as opposed to his memoir writing which extends to 420 pages. Look for Tales From Margaritaville instead where the little stories are more focused.

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