Nordstrom is a bartender/writer/fisherman/carpenter/philosopher/sailor/substitute teacher/survivor/raconteur of little repute who hails originally from the shores of Cape Cod. After forsaking nearly everything which was his (including his own name), he set up life aboard his sailboat, Victorious Egret, then took a bearing south by southwest to gunkhole among the Elizabeth Islands. Much of what little time he spent ashore was usually around the docks and bars of Woods Hole on the Cape, as well as those on Nantucket and the Vineyard. Not one to drop his anchor for long, though, Nordstrom eventually set his course even further south to Crab Key, where he now cooks, eats, drinks, fishes, sails, reads, writes, plays his saxophone, and spends as little time working as the rest of the world will allow. Needless to say, Nordstrom loves the now. Nordstrom is also the author of The Essential Book of Boat Drinks, The Essential Book of Tequila, and Things You Know by Heart: 1001 Questions from the Songs of Jimmy Buffett. He has been a holder of the Guinness Book of Records since 1975.