Swine Not? A Novel Pig Tale


May 13, 2008


Little, Brown and Company



Amazon Synopsis:

Best-selling writer Jimmy Buffett weaves an irresistible new tale—filled with colorful characters, wry humor, and the pursuit of a very clever pig. When Southern belle Ellie McBride moves her twins from Vertigo, Tennessee to New York City, they wouldn’t dream of leaving behind the family pig Rumpy. But the posh hotel where Ellie has found work (and living space) has “No Pets” writ large on its portal. So hiding Rumpy from the hotel staff—especially the ultra-carnivorous hotel chef, who would like nothing better than to transform their pet into pork roast—becomes imperative.

Book Notes

  • This was Jimmy’s seventh book (fifth book as sole author)
  • It debuted at #6 on the New York Times Best Seller List
  • Buffett credits illustrator Helen Bransford with the idea for what he considers a very different and challenging kind of narrative:

    “It doesn’t have any sea planes or pirates or anything,” Buffett notes, “but I loved the characters. It was a challenge in trying to write something different. It reminded me of when I had to write on assignment for Herman Wouk for ‘Don’t Stop the Carnival’, and I kinda liked that.”


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