Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook Review

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Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook

Who knew that Captain Jack Sparrow gave advice on being a pirate? Well, for those of you who either love Captain Jack Sparrow or want to be a pirate, this might just be the book for you.

The Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook: A Swashbuckler’s Guide from Disney Pirates of the Caribbean by Jason Heller from Quick Books and copywriten in 2011 by Disney Enterprises, Inc. Heller is a Denver-based writer and is best known for his articles on The Onion. He also has several articles and blogs; writing about horror, fantasy and sci-fi.

This is a nicely made book, from the quality of the book to the images inside, it doesn’t disappoint. The pages are made to look like they are from a treasure map scroll with the yellowish color and fancy old world style font, like it written with a quill for titles. It contains great illustrations and some photos from the movies.

Chapters include:

Piracy, where you can learn how to become a pirate.

Maritime Skills, so you can learn how to board a ship.

People Skills, where you can learn how to disguise your gender.

Acquiring Skills, like how to bury a chest.

Cheating Death, including how to survive being marooned.

Mysteries of the Deep, so you can find out how to break a curse.

The book also contains a full list of pirate lingo such as grog, swab, blimey and more. Included in People Skills is one of my favorite sections called Pirate Insults. It explains several insults that you can call a pirate and what they mean. Ever wanted to know when riding Pirates of the Caribbean what salty wench meant? Well, it’s included!

So if you are a lover of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Captain Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp, pirates themselves or just looking for something fun and entertaining to read, I recommend check out this book. It definitely has some great entertainment value. Even the casual fan or those who rogues will find this book to be fun and adventurous.

One word of warning, this book is intended as entertainment so if you attempt some of these crazy pirate tricks… you could find yourself in some trouble. So use your best judgement and common sense when reading this book and considering trying any of these at home.

If interested in picking up this book visit the Quick Books website.

Kristen, creator of, is a foodie who has traveled extensively & dined at 85% of the Walt Disney World table service restaurants; including the Five Diamond Award winning restaurant Victoria and Albert’s & the members-only exclusive Club 33. She’s host of Cooking with Mickey videos, DJ for Sorcerer Radio, host of The Disney Foodie on Character Breakfast, Disney travel specialist & writer. She also enjoys photography & hockey. She’s a season ticket holder for the Nashville Predators. You can follow her on Twitter @CookingwMickey & on Facebook.


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One thought on “Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook Review

  1. Very interesting and cool post. I love anything about Pirates and Captain Jack. Coll pic too. I would by this book, thanks for telling me about it..

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