Jimmie Mayfield is a mullet-headed manchild, a 30-year old man going on 18. He hasn't found his groove in life; not in his career, not in love, not in anything. Jimmie believes that he is destined for greatness, but has no idea what that means or how he is going to get there.
Living with his mother in a dilapidated trailer at the Pleasant Meadows trailer park in the coastal town of Englewood, Florida, Jimmie's life is a series of missteps. With his loyal but misfit friends at his side, Jimmie tries to figure it all out. But what will he do when a stroke of luck changes everything for him?
Catcher in the Rye meets A Confederacy of Dunces meets High Fidelity. This lighthearted tale will make you laugh at parts, cry at others, but more often then not have you say 'WTF Jimmie?' For anyone that has ever sat and contemplated their life, you'll soon find that there is a little bit of Jimmie Mayfield in all of us.
Reviews for Jimmie Mayfield:
4.7 average on Amazon
4.86 average on Goodreads
Rating: 5 out of 5
Review:I really had a hard time putting this one down. From the first pages, I was drawn into Jimmie's world, full of relatable friends, self doubt and familiar awkwardness. I became so engrossed in his character that at times I had a pit in my stomach waiting for the hammer drop, because guys like Jimmie don't catch a break.
Troy Young has created a fantastic protagonist and surrounded him with well developed characters, whose odd connections had me pondering many times how things were going to go sideways. I love this aspect of Troy's writing style, because it kept me wanting to dive deeper down the rabbit hole.
I am normally a nighttime readers - getting through two or three pages before drifting off. Thank goodness I started reading on a Friday, because I was up half the night and polished it off the next day. I highly recommend it.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Review:All I can say is wow! This book got me from page one and never let go. The characters introduced were all intriguing and wonderfully brought to life by the author. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone and am looking forward to reading more from Mr.Young.
❤❤🧡A FASCINATING READ ! 5/5
Jimmie Mayfield has the habit of waking up with a protocol that makes him happy : frosted flakes, diet coke and a cigarette.
"That’s life" he thinks happily.
Jimmie Mayfield lives with his mother in the latter’s trailer.
Without a goal in life and without a job, he survives without really asking any questions until one day a series of events will change his life...
I really enjoyed reading this original and realistic novel which tells the story of a citizen faced with his recurring laziness.
I didn’t get bored for a single second reading of this fascinating story!
The character of Jimmie Mayfield is endearing, the story with his friends is sympathetic and the unforeseen events are captivating.
I loved this beautiful novel : a great surprise and a Must Read🧡 (via Goodreads)
The last we saw of Jimmie Mayfield, dear readers, he stood in a public restroom clutching a lottery ticket worth five hundred and twelve million dollars. Famous for being able to accomplish nothing at all with nothing, what new levels will Jimmie aspire to now that he's rich?
A humorous coming of age tale with political undertones, Jimmie embarks on his wildest adventures yet.
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