Tales from Margaritaville: Fictional Facts and Factual Fictions

December 5, 2013 - Comment

Margaritaville may not appear on a map, but it does exist–at least in the brilliantly creative, sometimes slightly skewed imagination of Jimmy Buffett. Tales from Margaritaville is a collection of short stories (some purely fiction, some based in truth) so vividly packed with restless dreamers, wild wanderers, and pure gypsy souls that just reading it

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Margaritaville may not appear on a map, but it does exist–at least in the brilliantly creative, sometimes slightly skewed imagination of Jimmy Buffett. Tales from Margaritaville is a collection of short stories (some purely fiction, some based in truth) so vividly packed with restless dreamers, wild wanderers, and pure gypsy souls that just reading it is a wild adventure. Travel along with a cowboy named Tully Mars, as he heads from Heartache, Wyoming, to Graceland, and relive the autobiographical odyssey of a third-generation sailor and first-rate musical outlaw. With unforgettable stories that present the true roamer’s twin loves–the sea and the road–Tales from Margaritaville is one “smooth sailing book of infinite imagination” (Chicago Sun-Times).

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Thomas Magnum says:

Buffett Literary Debut Jimmy Buffett’s songs always have a the feel of mini-stories, so it was only natural that he would take a crack in the literary world. This debut book is a collection of short stories that was released as a companion to his cd Off To See The Lizard. The stories are expansions of the songs on the cd. They are delightful to read and are liberally spiked with Mr. Buffett’s humor. You can almost picture sitting at some bar in Key West listening to Mr. Buffett spin these yarns. Light and breezy and good fun.

Joyce Schwarz "Joyce Schwarz" says:

So much fun– this guy knows how to live– it’s 5 p.m. somewhere Every bar in the world will tell you it’s 5 p.m. somewhere if you want to buy a drink at 10 a.m. in the morning and say it’s too early– many folks say that Jimmy Buffett is responsible for that line– it’s 5 pm. somewhere in the world!. The book I got had a new preface by the author whose tales are just amazing…cowboy culture from HEartache Wyoming to Graceland with Tully Mars…singer, songwriter/author Buffet is a legend in his own time. I like this one even better than his autobiography a pirate turns 50 — his stories sing with romance, adventure and a sense of saltiness that goes beyond Lake Wobegon sameness. It’s so much fun– men and women will love this book. Not because it’s full of insight or soul searching but because it’s FUN. Great read on an airplane, Fun to keep in your closet for a guest visitor and maybe the perfect book to take on a cruise with you. Or a busride or train ride around the country. Fabulous tales….I wish he could tell one to me why I drink a…

Urban Medic says:

Okay, so you know the song… now read the stories! Margaritaville is Jimmy Buffett’s biggest hit, and if your knowledge of him ends there, that’s okay. This book of short stories, some fiction, some autobiographical, is excellent tropical escapism at its finest. Love, triumph, coming-of-age, you can almost pick the archetype, and in one way or another, he addresses it with a magnificent cast of characters, from the bizarre friends in our own neighborhoods, to good-natured scoundrels we’d love to emulate if we could, to the girl next door we wish we could reconnect with.

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