A Pirate Looks at Fifty

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Fawcett Crest, May 1, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 420 pages
For the millions of fans of Jimmy Buffett's music as well as his bestselling books, Tales From Margaritaville and Where Is Joe Merchant?, here is the ultimate Jimmy Buffett philosophy on life and how to live it.††As hard as it is to believe, the irrepressible Jimmy Buffett has hit the half-century mark and, in A PIRATE LOOKS AT 50, he brings us along on the remarkable journey which he took through the Southern hemisphere to celebrate this landmark birthday.
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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 3-year-old aspiring co-pilot.††And he is the inimitable Jimmy Buffett through it all.
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For Parrotheads, for armchair adventurers, and for 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 eyes of the man who's lived it.†† A PIRATE LOOKS AT 50 is a breath of fresh air and a ingenious manual for getting to 50 . . . and beyond.


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User Review  - melusine - Overstock.com

This is Jimmy Buffett approaching his fortieth birthday as the title indicates. Its a slightly personal look at the year preceding and his trip in his plane. Only slightly personal though but a good read. Read full review

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User Review  - yachtimagination - LibraryThing

Although I'm not a big Buffett fan I liked it. It was very much a stream of consciousness journal describing his life. It contains a lot of humor and his exploits flying his twin engine seaplane ... Read full review

Contents

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1
My Life ln lour Hundred Words or Less JlJOOlLI1
15
Wheels i11 the Well
22
A Hangar lull of Memories
29
Folly Chasing Death O H OOVJOOLM
68
Blame It on Lord BadenPowell DDO0O0l 11lJOJOI_J
102
The Ghosts ofChnstn1as Past
108
The Skies over Cuba
121
The BlueMarlin Tango
240
Island in My Dream
265
Blame It on Nomian Papennan
271
No Plane on Sunday
277
The Worst Club Sandwich in the World
289
The Hour of Mysterious Flourishing
307
Another Snowy Day in Paradise
314
Fun Tickets in My Pocket
325

Enemy Airspace and the Ghost of Ricky Ricardo
132
Do You Know the Way to San Josť?
141
and Me
153
live Miles Iligher and Moving Fast
169
Study Your Language Tapes
172
A Shy F xAltar Boy from Alabama
189
A Hippie in Mississippi
199
Mirror Mirror on the Wall
211
Viva Nash Vegas
217
Back to the Beach
233
Doing the Amazon
329
Day Two
346
Back to the Islands
359
New Territoiy
372
Bequia Sketches
378
Island Hopping
393
Retum to the Quiet Little Fishing Village
405
Epilogue
418
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About the author (1999)

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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