Books by Mississippi Writers 1996-2010



Jimmy Buffett


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By Jimmy Buffett Harvest Books (Paperback, $14.00, ISBN: 0156026988, 6/2002) Having grown up on Jimmy Buffett’s songs in the ’70s, especially “Margaritaville” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” I read with interest his first book Tales from Margaritaville. Not surprisingly, it had the same wonderful style and spirit of his songs—funny, original, free-spirited. It seemed to me that Jimmy Buffett was truly living—and chronicling—the American Dream. But what I found most interesting was a story I heard during one of his first bookstore signings (in Virginia or Georgia, I think). The day of the book-signing, hundreds and hundreds of people showed up and the line snaked around several blocks. But what was truly interesting was the mix of people—teenagers, aging hippies, moms and dads, blue-haired old ladies—all proud to call themselves “Parrotheads.” Buffett’s new book A Pirate Looks at Fifty is currently a bestseller proving that Jimmy Buffett’s appeal is as timeless as he is. —Maureen O'Neal

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