Tales from Margaritaville – Reread

Tales from MargaritavilleTales from Margaritaville
by Jimmy Buffett
Rating: ★★★★½
Publication Date: June 11, 1989
Pages: 233
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

The singer/songwriter displays his gift for creating witty, laid-back Southern stories in a collection of bizarre tales and thoughtful essays


A recent re-read for me, though I dare not try to add the dates, as I’m afraid BL will blow my original dates out.

I love these stories and continue to love them every time I read them.  They remind me of my home, and their eccentric and quirky.  What I didn’t remember from previous re-reads was the Australian thread that runs through both the book and many of the stories.  Buffett opens with a quote from Bruce Chatwin’s The Songlines, in an introduction titled “Walkabout”, and at least one – two? – stories include references to aboriginal myth.  A small thing, but a nice parallel for a Florida girl on a decade-plus walkabout down under.

 

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