Tales from Margaritaville: Fictional Facts and Factual Fictions

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Fawcett Crest, 1993 - Fiction - 240 pages
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"Entertaining....The whole volume is a tribute to Buffett's storytelling skills and his essentially sunny, manana-influenced worldview."
Just where is Margaritaville anyway? It's not on a map, but it does exist, in the brilliantly creative, sometimes slightly skewed imagination of Jimmy Buffett. Now the man who brought us such memorable hit tunes as "Cheeseburger in Paradise, " "Changes in Lattitudes, Changes in Attitudes, " and "Margaritaville, " has turned his singular talent to writing short stories, some fictional, some not. The happy result is TALES FROM MARGARITAVILLE, a collection so vividly packed with restless dreamers, wild wanderers and pure gypsy souls that just reading it is an adventure itself.

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User Review  - Mark Muckerman - Goodreads

What you'd expect from Buffett; no more, no less. Pleasant, pithy little anecdotes that would be great stories to hear from a stranger in a bar 2/3 of the way through a bottle of dark rum. As a first ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rick Bavera - Goodreads

An entertaining read from a famous name. I enjoyed the stories, and the autobiographical (or semi-autobiographical) sense of things in the book. This book really fed my wanderlust....now I am not sure ... Read full review


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Playing to sold-out stadiums across America every summer, singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett has recorded over 30 albums, including Changes in Latitudes (1977) and Son of a Son of a Sailor (1978), both of which went platinum, and Songs You Know By Heart (1985), which sold double-platinum. Two of his hit singles, Margaritaville and Come Monday, are favorites among his devoted fans. Buffett was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on Christmas Day, 1946. He earned a B.S. in history and journalism from the University of Southern Mississippi and worked as a freelance journalist for Inside Sports and Outside magazines. Buffett is the author of two best-selling books, Tales from Margaritaville (1988) and Where Is Joe Merchant? (1992), among others. He is collaborating with the author Herman Wouk on a musical titled Don't Stop The Carnival. Buffett considers Florida his home; however he spends many summers on Long Island.

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