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A Pirate Looks at Fifty by Jimmy Buffett
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Nov 25, 09

bookshelves: classics

For the amazing feat of not dying before he hit fifty, Jimmy Buffett decided he deserved a really good birthday present. So, he bought himself a seaplane and flew it and his family around the Carribean.

Part memoir and part boy's adventure tale, this book of Jimmy's travels reminds me why this guy is one of my heroes and makes me want to leave my comfy home ( especially now that winter is coming) and go see the world.

Jimmy is still a storyteller at heart, so while he brings people and places alive, he tends to gloss over or pretty up some of the iffy parts of his own life, which was a shame, but there's so much else going on that I'm willing to forgive him.

The book's other weak spot is there isn't a very strong ending. Like most trips, it just reaches the point where everybody is tired and ready to go home.
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