Bjorklund has a real down-home writing style - peppered with clever observations and perspective - that connects with the average person, especially if that average person is a beach lover and a Jimmy Buffett fan.
The book is filled with tropical lifestyle fantasies and references, from a talking red parrot wearing a straw hat to an appearance (in a dream) by Jimmy Buffett himself to lots of beach bars and crusty characters. It's an easy read, a fun read and - oh yes - a definite escape from the cold, snow, and stress. --Beach ManiacAnthony's characters and analogies drew me in. Never preachy and with many laugh out loud moments, it is thought provoking and makes you reflect on truly slowing down and savoring the many good things in life. --Rum Therapy
From the Author
As a lover of all things Jimmy Buffett, I've always worn the title of Parrot Head proudly. When I set out to write my second book after my science fiction humor story "I Was Evicted From Earth!", I wanted to write something that was closer to me, and this definitely qualifies; a healthy portion of the main character's experiences are based at least in some small way on my own, and many of his thoughts are mine. It's not quite the story of me, but it's not that far off, either.
I think there is something ever appealing about the search to truly enjoy one's life, to take the perfect moments we have, whatever they may be, and spend more time with them. Put simply, that's what this book with the very long title is about; to find the song that makes your soul sing, and write verse after verse. That and drinking a lot of rum and margaritas, since I've found they tend to blend well with that very enjoyment. And of course having a little Jimmy for a soundtrack never hurts either.
So if you've ever sat in the sun on a beach or around a campfire in a forest and wished the moment would never end, this book is about you, too. I've felt that way many a time in Key West. And pulled up on the sandbar on Gull Lake, kicking back on the S.S. Lazy Lizard, a pontoon that is much more than a simple, sturdy craft; like Key West it's my island of escape to more of those perfect moments that "I'm Gonna Live My Life Like a Jimmy Buffett Song" is all about.