Synopses & Reviews
Spence Tailor, a lawyer with an actual set of principals, loves his mama, Rose. Rose—with advanced cardiomyopathy and a rare blood type—is scheduled for a heart transplant. But when the president's heart craps out during a photo op three months before the national election, the White House chief of staff orders the FBI to seize the heart that was going to Rose—all in the name of democracy. But Spence isn't about to let anybody steal what rightfully belongs to his mom. So with the help of his reluctant older brother, they hijack the heart, inadvertently kidnap a beautiful cardiac surgery resident, and take to the road in a '65 Mustang—with all the president's men in potentially murderous pursuit.
“Fitzhugh knows how a good dose of black humor is good medicine. No subject is taboo.” Florida Sun-Sentinel
“Genuinely funny...skewers celebrities, politicians, soccer moms, HMOs, TV newshounds and the military -- but no necessarily in that order.” New Orleans Times-Picayune
“A sick, funny book … for a sick, funny world.” Kinky Friedman, author of Kill Two Birds and Get Stoned
About the Author
Bill Fitzhugh is the author of seven novels. He still has all of his original organs and plans to keep it that way until the very end, at which point he is willing to let the doctors divvy them up among anyone (with the exception of politicians) who might need them. However, he makes no promises about the quality of his liver. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and all of her organs.