A candid, compelling, and rollicking portrait of the pirate captain of Margaritaville—Jimmy Buffett.

In Jimmy Buffett: A Excellent Lifestyles All of the Way, acclaimed track critic Ryan White has crafted the primary definitive account of Buffett’s upward thrust from making a song songs for beer to his emergence as a tropical icon and CEO in the back of the Margaritaville commercial complicated, a limiteless community of merchandise, chain eating places, accommodations, and way of life merchandise all impressed by way of his sunny however disappointed hit “Margaritaville.”

Filled with interviews from buddies, musicians, Coral Reefer Band contributors prior and provide, and industry companions who had been there, this ebook is a best-down joyride with a number of aspect journeys and meanderings from Cell 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 levels the place the root of Buffett’s recognition used to be laid.

Buffett wasn’t at all times the pied piper of seashores, bars, and laid-again dwelling. Born on the Gulf Coast, the son of a son of a crusing send captain, Buffett scuffed round New Orleans within the overdue sixties, flunked out of Nashville (and a wedding) in 1971, and located shelter a number of the artists, dopers, shrimpers, and authentic characters who’d accrued on the finish of the street in Key West. And it used to be there, in the ones waning outlaw days on the ultimate American go out, the place Buffett, like Hemingway sooner than him, discovered his voice and in the end delivered to Lifestyles the tune that will release Parrot Head country.

And simply the place is Margaritaville? It’s anywhere it’s 5 o’clock; it’s anywhere there’s a breeze and salt within the air; and it’s anywhere Buffett units his naked toes, smiles, and sings his songs.