If you received a Kindle for a Christmas gift we recommend that you download this book: “The Occasional Margareader: Food for thought served Buffett style” by Donald W. Davidson (The Peninsula Press). It is a free download if you have an Amazon Prime account.
Long before Jimmy Buffett ever became a writer, or a performer, or even a strummer of three basic chords, the young Jimmy Buffett was raised as a reader. Buoyed by his mother’s own passion for that pastime, as well as his grandfather’s seafaring tales, the south coastal youngster quickly discovered that reading could take him to faraway places — both real and imagined — without his leaving the shade of a tree, the sway of a hammock, or even the shelter of his room. And these were the sort of adventures that any boy could take on his own, pretty much whenever he wanted. Sometimes a chapter, a page, or even a line might set his mind off upon some journey, a flight, or a voyage; years later, Jimmy’s own footsteps would lead him to those very same places where once his mind alone had wandered. The selections bound here in The Occasional Margareader represent a great many of those volumes that fueled Jimmy’s imagination and fill his personal bookshelves. They’re the writers and the writings that he’s mentioned in his stories, quoted in his liner notes, and alluded to down through the years in all those songs that you do know by heart. In short, they reflect Jimmy’s own tastes in reading, and here you can sample them, more or less, buffet style.