Searching For Jimmy Buffett

Searching For Jimmy Buffett

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by Frank Mosco
     
 

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Sister Moonbeam-Goom-jigi, a hallucinatory, burned out, hippy flower child of the 60's, wrongfully thinks her late in life son is the by-product of an imagined one night stand with Jimmy Buffett. Years later on her deathbed her final words inadvertently send her son, 14 year old James "Bean" Buffett Jr., on a quest to find his namesake famous father. And so the naive

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Sister Moonbeam-Goom-jigi, a hallucinatory, burned out, hippy flower child of the 60's, wrongfully thinks her late in life son is the by-product of an imagined one night stand with Jimmy Buffett. Years later on her deathbed her final words inadvertently send her son, 14 year old James "Bean" Buffett Jr., on a quest to find his namesake famous father. And so the naive home schooled socially lacking young Bean and his scraggly little one eared telepathic dog Fruitcake, embark on an incredible adventure in his mother's car the Celstial Rocket, an oddly painted 1955 Nash Metropolitan convertable. From old St. Augustine, Florida, they head south to all points weird, leaving behind an estranged despicable uncle conspiring to steal a fortune the young boy doesn't even know he has.
During their travels Bean and Fruitcake collect three colorful companions in the person of; Chi Chi, an illegal alien Cuban girl and resourceful fast thinking wannabe movie star who is pursued by agents of Fidel Castro, a homeless vagrant genious named Roachie who thinks he's stupid because he lost a billion dollar high tech enterprise, and an ever strange but talented Boner Jones, a mysterious multi-talented impersonator and paranoid schizophrenic conspiracy theorist with a deep secret.
Their quest and travels take them to a number of places where Bean and company encounter and have to deal with bizarre characters and situations that include; dangerous surf Nazis, killer Haitian drug runners, members of a Cuban underground, a Parrothead extremist cult, incompetent Mexican pirates, mysterious Bayou gypsies, far out California crackpots, and more; all the while being pursued by a hit man Catholic priest.
Searching for Jimmy Buffett is a hilarious politically incorrect book full of non-stop humor that increases your interest with each page. One book you surely don't want to pass up.

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ISBN-13:
9780940075122
Publisher:
Quillquest Publishing
Publication date:
08/22/2011
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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Searching for Jimmy Buffett 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
booksurfer More than 1 year ago
Among the author's fondest memories of his resident beach bum days in old St. Augustine, Florida are those times when he sat with friends in the Trade Winds Lounge listening to the entertaining music and stories of two troubadours by the name of Gamble Rogers and Jimmy Buffett. Was there a better way to top off a day in the surf? Singer story teller Gamble Rogers decided to forgo the trappings of national fame and stick around, becoming a local entertainment treasure and sadly, an eventual hero when he died while saving a drowning victim. As for that young man Jimmy Buffett, well we all know what happened to him. "I guess you could say I'm one of the orginal Jimmy Buffett fan Parrotheads," says author Frank Mosco, referring to those early days. Inspired by those memories and a dedicated fondness for Jimmy and his music, the author pulls out all the stops to create the novel Searching for Jimmy Buffett, a hilarious book of adventure, satire, and social commentary that, not unlike a great Buffett concert, is an experience that will have you smiling long after the book is closed. Strap yourself in for Bean & Fruitcake's incredible journey! Book Scenario - Sister Moonbeam-Goom-jigi, a hallucinatory, burned out, hippy flower child of the 60's, wrongfully thinks her late in life son is the by-product of an imagined one night stand with Jimmy Buffett. Years later on her deathbed her final words inadvertently send her son, 14 year old James "Bean" Buffett Jr., on a quest to find his namesake famous father. And so the naive home schooled socially lacking young Bean and his scraggly little one eared telepathic dog Fruitcake embark on an incredible adventure in his mother's car the Celestial Rocket, an oddly painted 1955 Nash Metropolitan convertable. From old St. Augustine they head south to all points weird, leaving behind an estranged despicable uncle conspiring to steal a fortune the young boy doesn't even know he has. During their travels Bean and Fruitcake collect three colorful companions in the person of; "Chi Chi", an illegal alien Cuban girl and resourceful fast thinking wannabe movie star who is pursued by agents of Fidel Castro, a homeless vagrant genius named "Roachie" who thinks he's stupid because he lost a billion dollar high tech enterprise, and an ever strange but talented "Boner Jones", a mysterious multi-talented impersonator and paranoid schizophrenic conspiracy theorist with a deep secret. Their quest and travels take them to a number of places where Bean and company encounter and have to deal with bizarre characters and situations that include; dangerous surf Nazis, killer Haitian drug runners, members of a Cuban underground, a Parrothead extremist cult, incompetent Mexican pirates, mysterious Bayou gypsies, California crackpots, and more; all the while being pursued by a hit man Catholic priest. Searching for Jimmy Buffett is a hilarious politically incorrect book full of non-stop humor that increases your interest with each page and a favorite of Parrotheads everywhere. One book you surely don't want to pass up.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lynn F. for Readers Favorite "Searching for Jimmy Buffett" by Frank Mosco is a hilarious political satire novel. Frances Camilla Freewater was always a straight “A” student and all was well in her world till she made a trip to Africa. This is where her adventure begins and she is now known as Sister Moonbeam-Goom-jigi. Now a spaced out flower child in Florida, she has a crush on Jimmy Buffett. After a one night stand she has a baby boy and names him James William Buffett Jr., nicknamed Bean. When a water spout destroys their beach shanty she tries to tell her son to go find Jimmy and to live by his father’s take on life, but all he understood is to go find his father... Now Bean is off on a search and getting involved with many different people as his unbeknown uncle sends him off to the Keys so he can snatch away whatever Bean's mother has left him. Bean is meeting surfer dudes, an illegal Cuban girl being chased by ages of Fidel, vagrants, drug runners, and more. Along with his one eared dog named Fruitcake, the adventure is on. I found this book to be quite hilarious, in a dark humor sort of way. The more I read the more the book reminded me of watching a Cheech and Chong movie. The story moves at a very fast pace, so really for a large book it can be quickly read. There are some crazy zany characters throughout but I think my favorite of was Chi Chi the Cuban exile who wants to be a famous movie star and the Catholic Priest hit man. There is plenty of action throughout the book as Bean and his band of cohorts make the trail from St Augustine to the Key West in search of Jimmy Buffett. The more I read the harder I found it to put the book down. I had to find out what jam they were going to get into next. The book does contain graphic language throughout and a lot of surfer and hippy dialog but, putting the language aside, I found the book quite enjoyable.