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Jimmy Buffett : a good life all the way

Author: Ryan White, (Journalist)
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Music critic Ryan White has crafted the first definitive account of Buffett's rise from singing songs for beer to his emergence as a tropical icon and CEO behind the Margaritaville industrial complex, a vast network of merchandise, chain restaurants, resorts, and lifestyle products all inspired by his ... hit 'Margaritaville'"--Dust jacket flap.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Jimmy Buffett; Jimmy Buffett
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ryan White, (Journalist)
ISBN: 9781501132551 1501132555 9781501132568 1501132563
OCLC Number: 952980024
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Once upon a time in Key West --
The mythical, mystical, poetic, romantic, and artistic history of Jimmy Buffett --
The Nashville Telegraph --
"I guess they'll get us started" --
Regattas, regrettas, and adventures at the end of the road --
There's no substitute for experience --
There wasn't a name for it --
He meets the bear, finally --
Tire swings, hurricanes, and the Coral Reefer Band --
Euphoria --
Changes in ... Everything --
To Bimini and beyond --
Fool buttons --
Almost over the edge --
A ramshackle place --
If you want to survive the tourist business --
What would Jimmy Buffett do? --
A salty piece of land --
Searching for Margaritaville.
Responsibility: by Ryan White.

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"Music critic Ryan White has crafted the first definitive account of Buffett's rise from singing songs for beer to his emergence as a tropical icon and CEO behind the Margaritaville industrial complex, a vast network of merchandise, chain restaurants, resorts, and lifestyle products all inspired by his ... hit 'Margaritaville'"--Dust jacket flap.

Acclaimed music critic Ryan White has crafted the first definitive account of Buffett's rise from singing songs for beer to his emergence as a tropical icon and CEO behind the Margaritaville industrial complex, a vast network of merchandise, chain restaurants, resorts, and lifestyle products all inspired by his sunny but disillusioned hit "Margaritaville." Filled with interviews from friends, musicians, Coral Reefer Band members past and present, and business partners who were there, this book is a top-down joyride with plenty of side trips and meanderings from Mobile and Pascagoula to New Orleans, Key West, down into the islands aboard the Euphoria and the Euphoria II, and into the studios and onto the stages where the foundation of Buffett's reputation was laid. Buffett wasn't always the pied piper of beaches, bars, and laid-back living. Born on the Gulf Coast, the son of a son of a sailing ship captain, Buffett scuffed around New Orleans in the late sixties, flunked out of Nashville (and a marriage) in 1971, and found refuge among the artists, dopers, shrimpers, and genuine characters who'd collected at the end of the road in Key West. And it was there, in those waning outlaw days at the last American exit, where Buffett, like Hemingway before him, found his voice and eventually brought to life the song that would launch Parrot Head nation. And just where is Margaritaville? It's wherever it's five o'clock; it's wherever there's a breeze and salt in the air; and it's wherever Buffett sets his bare feet, smiles, and sings his songs."--Jacket flap.

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