A new book by music journalist Ryan White “Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way” is the first definitive look at Buffett from his early days as a song writer to his current role as CEO of Margaritaville. The book comes out on May 9th, 2017 and is available for pre-order at Amazon.com.
From acclaimed music critic and author of Springsteen: Album by Album comes the real story behind the legendary beach bum, rock star, and billionaire musician Jimmy Buffett—who has enchanted audiences of Parrotheads for over four decades with his tropical fantasy world of Margaritaville.
Jimmy Buffett is not your ordinary rock star—he’s a benevolent pirate icon of the tropical lifestyle and the CEO behind the “Margaritaville Industrial Complex,” a vast network of merchandise, chain restaurants, resorts, and lifestyle products all inspired by his country-rock hit “Margaritaville.” But before his worldwide success, he was a failed musician who couldn’t make it in the industry.
Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way is the first definitive story of Jimmy Buffett that gets to the heart of his journey as a musician and businessman and uncovers numerous wild and fascinating stories from the 70s and 80s. Acclaimed music writer and longtime Buffett fan Ryan White takes us to the many places from the musician’s life: Mobile, Alabama, where he was born and raised; Nashville, where he tried and failed to be a country music star; Key West, where he found his tribe; Aspen, where he befriended fellow landlocked pirate Hunter S. Thompson; and Tierra del Fuego, a place as far away from the world as possible that still has bottle service.
Full of interviews with many of Buffett’s friends, drinking buddies, and Coral Reefers, Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way gives Parrotheads an inside look into Buffett’s world and finally clears up the myths behind the song that he turned into a sought-after lifestyle and a billion-dollar industry.