Sammy: The Novel takes readers on a high-octane romp with Sammy Levine, an 86-year-old nursing home escapee not happy with his daily existence and determined to take one last trip with his wife Esther, whose ashes he keeps in an urn on the third shelf in his room. The story that takes readers on a wild, raucous journey through the gritty and dangerous streets of New Orleans and into Sammy’s complex past, as he tries to make amends for shortcomings in his life and a lingering guilt that drives him to make a daring break from his nursing home and embark on the adventure of a lifetime. What may come as an additional surprise twist is the identity of the book’s author in this unique, coming-of-age road trip. He is Joel Momberg — a familiar figure around the Tampa Bay area. During his 30 years in executive leadership positions, Momberg raised vital funds as well as the profile of St. Petersburg’s Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of University of South Florida Foundation in Tampa, where he led its recently completed billion-dollar USF Unstoppable Campaign. In addition, Momberg is one of the original founders of Taste of Pinellas and the Children’s Miracle Network Telethon, as well as a writer and producer of Regional Emmy-winning children’s music and a first mystery novel, Home Movies.