Jimmy Buffett appearred on the Today Show this morning to talk about his new book “Swine Not?“.
A video clip of his appearance is available on MSNBC: “Jimmy Buffett pens a pig’s (funny) tale“ (Joined by friends Helen Bransford and Pinkie, “Margaritaville” songwriter Jimmy Buffett chats with TODAY’s Meredith Vieira about his new novel, “Swine Not?”)
The fun of the book extended to the photo shoot for its cover when the model pig — Forkie, who is Pinkie’s brother — took a couple of nips at Mr. Cheeseburger in Paradise. Buffett even acknowledged to Vieira that the pig was digitally inserted into the final cover art. “He got a little restless,” Buffett recalled. “He got a little camera-shy. You know, I understand that. Show business puts a lot of pressure on a pig.”
The Today Show’s website has an excerpt from the book: Jimmy Buffett’s novel asks, ‘Swine Not?’
Best-selling musician and author Jimmy Buffett crafts a colorful tale about an unusually clever pig in “Swine Not.” Here’s an excerpt.
About This Book: Sometimes you have to find the story, and sometimes the story finds you. In all my previous fiction, the stories were rooted in this nomad life I live. I converted my real life experiences into fictional fun and made up a few more tales myself — always keeping a bit of mystery as to what was based on reality and what had sprung from my imagination. Faulkner said he was a liar by profession, and he made good money at it. However, in the case of Swine Not?, the story came to me.
One day our friend Helen Bransford brought over a manuscript she had written and some illustrations that went with it. She asked me to look at them. I know the basic story, and everyone who knew Helen did, too.