Roastbeef's Promise

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Greenleaf Book Group, 2009 - Fiction - 301 pages
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When Jim Roastbeef Hume embarks on a quest to sprinkle his father's ashes in each of the forty-eight contiguous states, he has no idea that a series of bizarre and ridiculous adventures await. But nothing will deter him from fulfilling the promise he made to his dying father--not a brief incarceration in Iowa or a punctured lung in South Dakota. As he travels across the country, he picks up numerous new friends, presides over the ultimate party, poses as a lesbian s boyfriend, and gives away a very pregnant bride in a Las Vegas wedding. And who could have dreamed that somewhere amidst the craziness of dropping ashes from a crop duster and finding Elvis's toenail, Roastbeef would stumble upon a lucrative new career?

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User Review  - Carrie.Kilgore - LibraryThing

Tough book to rate... The writing is competent for the most part, and many times the humor made me smile. But if you're looking for character development, this is not the place. A son promises to ... Read full review

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User Review  - LisaLynne - LibraryThing

What do you want your loved ones to do with your body when you die? I’ve actually had this conversation with my family; both my parents want to be cremated. I also want to be cremated, and though I’m ... Read full review

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In his first novel, David Jerome combines two of his passions, travel and comedy writing, into one warm and funny travel adventure. "Roastbeef's Promise" is loosely based on the author's experiences while visiting the 48 contiguous United States during the mid-1990s.Jerome has written jokes for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and performed his own comedy monologue on the ABC late night talk show "Into The Night With Rick Dees." From 1994 to 1996, he wrote and published a comedy newspaper called "The Irreverent Times." Under the pen name James E. Spamm Jr., he authored a collection of humorous fan letters to celebrities in a book called "I'm A Big Fan." Jerome is currently at work on a sequel to "Roastbeef's Promise.

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