Three from the Rollo Hemphill series in a single ebook
It's a compilation of My Inflatable Friend, Rubber Babes, and Farnsworth's Revenge
Youthful hacker-turned-slacker Rollo Hemphill can’t help failing ever upward in three previously published comic novels, combined in this ebook edition. In My Inflatable Friend, he devises a screwball scheme with a life-sized rubber doll to make his girlfriend jealous and stumbles into a gig on shock-jock radio. In Rubber Babes, when he thinks he’s landed a cushy job heading up a Hollywood charity, he ends up running from the Feds. Then in Farnsworth’s Revenge, he’s on the lam in Europe and gets recruited for a secret government operation that will either solve the energy crisis or destroy the worldwide banking system.
The painful consequences of Rollo’s comic misadventures show us all too vividly the perils of pretending to be someone you’re not — and the hazards of stroking every male’s most vulnerable part — his swelling ego.
From the Author
Rollo’s misadventures are male-centered comedies. I call it boychik lit – stories about young men who have more chutzpah than brains. I want it to be mellower than Tucker Max but edgier than Nick Hornby. Craving a father-son chinwag with those iconic humorists Peter De Vries and P.G. Wodehouse.
So, these novels are aimed at young men on the make, mature men who want to fantasize about being young and on the make, and women of any age who apparently can’t help mocking or feeling sorry for clueless males.
My Inflatable Friend: Fast, funny, and sufficiently out there to be banned in Pasadena. Check with your doctor before reading. – Peter Lefcourt, author of The Woody and The Manhattan Beach Project
Rollo Hemphill’s confessions take us on an improbably hilarious romp that will have you guessing what bizarre twist is coming next. Very funny stuff. – Gavin Sinclair, a.k.a. Augustus Gump, author of The Management Secrets of T. John Dick
Rubber Babes: Woody Allen meets Nick Hornby in this hilarious beach read. Gerald Everett Jones, who is every bit as clever as Larry David (and has more hair!), has created a witty, literate George Costanza for us to savor. NBC, are you paying attention? – Paula Berinstein, producer and host of The Writing Show
This is a very funny book by a skilled and confident author. The further adventures of Rollo Hemphill are a welcome respite from the real world, but one definitely gets the impression that Jones is making a lot of it up. – Morrie Ruvinsky, author of Misfits of Science
Farnsworth’s Revenge: It is the kind of book that manages to be funny but at the same time “important” in the sense that Confederacy of Dunces was important.– James Titian Anton, author of Santa Is Make-Believe, Isn’t He?