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Jesse's Girl Paperback – March 13, 2009
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More About the Author
My previous books are "Jesse's Girl," a thriller about a widowed Brooklyn father who searches for his adopted teenage son, who has run away from a Montana wilderness drug treatment program to find his biological sister in Kentucky. In the romantic triangle "Loving Rabbi Thalia Kleinman," a divorced middle-aged man falls in love with a beautiful, enigmatic woman rabbi, while still in love with his ex-wife. "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," a political baseball novel -- baseball and bailouts, as American as appple pie --follows a Cinderella baseball team led by a ruthless owner with political ambitions. "The Man Who Wanted to Play Center Field for the New York Yankees" is a baseball Rocky. All are available on Amazon.
My previous plays were "Ponzi Man," "Mad Mel and the Marradians" and "A Tomato Can't Grow in the Bronx." I'm also executive producer/creator of the web series "Acts of Love," about relationships, which can be found at mediablvdmagazine.com
And remember to join me Thursdays at 9PM/ET for my radio show, "Purple Haze" at blogtalkradio.com/mediablvd. The number is 347-205-9801.
My dating and relationship book, "How to Find a Woman...Or Not" provides a comic guide to finding true love anywhere on Planet Earth -- in the gym, on the street, riding mass transit, waiting to get your teeth cleaned, visiting a friend in the hospital, buying a book or lamb chops -- or dating online.
Top Customer Reviews
The premise of the book centers on Teddy Mentor and his sixteen year old adopted son, Jesse. Jesse has been sent away to a wilderness program in rural Montana in a last ditch effort to put an end to the drug problems that have plagued him for years. The problems escalated after the death of his adopted mother (and Teddy's soon to be ex wife), and had reached a point where Teddy had to admit he was incapable of controlling or protecting his child. With nowhere else to turn, he entrusts his only child to the professionals at the Mountain Wilderness Center.
Big mistake. Not two weeks later he gets a 1AM phone call. His son is missing. Risking his job, he books a flight away from Brooklyn and towards his son. After a couple days of searching, he gets the break he needs and tracks his son to a bus stop in Illinois, en route to Kentucky to meet his long-lost birth sister (whom Jesse leads Teddy to believe is his long-distance girlfriend). Jesse swears up and down that he is done with the drugs; in that convincing way all users seem to have. However, it isn't long before Teddy notices that he is missing some of his antidepressants and that his son occasionally reeks of beer. Jesse's lies come to a head when he OD's on heroin in the middle of the night while sharing a hotel room with his dad.Read more ›
I am going to finish the book because I want to see the development of the relationships, which is good so far, but please, try a fact checker, an editor, or write about a place you actually know! Oh, and Theresa is practically illiterate, but that would be an oddity in an area that is filled with colleges and universities, she is like a character from some past time (little dumb southern girl with a cute butt in her Daisy Duke shorts) ERG. I might change my star to a 1.
Then after Teddy finds Jesse, Jesse tells his dad about a girl that he was running away to see. I have to say that after reading the back of the book I was confused on who Theresa was. A little more than half way through the story completely changes and then it started to come together. Teddy and Jesse's relationship gets a little better after they meet up with Theresa. Theresa is fun in the book. Her mouth runs non stop, she has humor, and she is just a fun character in the book. After Teddy finds out who Beau really is, the pieces of why Jesse wanted to see Theresa so bad comes together.
Theresa and Jesse's relationship puzzled me. After reading the back of the book it said that Jesse goes off to meet his sister. But the way they act in the beginning of the book it seemed like they were boyfriend and girlfriend. They had a close relationship, Jesse listened to everything Theresa said and they grew close. Theresa didn't act bad in the beginning of the book. She reminded me of a trailer trash version of the girl next door.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a good read as a book of reconciliation between a father and his son. Adopted son Jesse is an addict who has lost his adopted mother and blames his adopted father. Read morePublished 5 months ago by houston
it was ok it went on and on i had to skip a few pages, i thought it was kinda boring and i wouldnot suggest it to my friends.Published 22 months ago by Rose Mary Johnson
I found the story to be awesome but found myself confused on the manner in which the events in the book were laid out. Read morePublished 24 months ago by rachel
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but I found it to be a very enjoyable story. The characters were detailed and easy to envision. Read morePublished on June 19, 2013 by Jessica Joy
For most of the read, I had a hard time figuring out where it was going -- was it mainly about the insecure father or mainly about the rebel without a cause teenager? Read morePublished on May 28, 2012 by Always Cogitating
I was pleasantly surprised with this one. The story pulled me right in. No nonsense and so different from the standard genres of books out there, this might be the best "free" book... Read morePublished on April 23, 2012 by Amazon Customer
This is a very touching book about a father and a son. This book is well worth the read. Unfortunately, I think many families can relate to the struggles that this family faced.Published on March 6, 2012 by Cindy Aldredge
Kept me interested but some parts just are not so realistic.Twist and turn of events was good. Liked it overall.Published on March 4, 2012 by carol