|| Born thirsty -- Grub & girls -- Tommy Rotten -- Blowing Rock mon amour -- Crime, art & death -- Snakes alive -- Step right up -- Yes, Virginia -- Fright or lite -- Holy tomato! -- Sticks of wonder -- Flames of fortune -- Now showing: satori -- Washington, Lee & Wolfe -- The right snuff -- Cry for funny -- God bless bohemia -- Fan man -- Love it & leave it -- Roll over, Rossini -- Jiminy critic -- White rabbits -- Acid reflux -- The redheaded wino -- Romancing the language wheel -- Manhattan transfer -- The letter -- Distractions -- The book -- Birds of a feather -- The American way -- "Let Tom run" -- Hollywood, Hollywouldn't -- Woodpecker rising -- A fool for wonder -- The good, the bad & the goofy -- It's a small world -- Russia with love -- The curse of Timbuktu -- Two bunch, too -- Swan song.
|| Internationally bestselling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins delivers the long awaited tale of his wild life and times, both at home and around the globe.
"In Tibetan Peach Pie, Robbins turns that unparalleled literary sensibility inward, stitching together stories of his unconventional life, from his Appalachian childhood to his globetrotting adventures -- told in his unique voice that combines the sweet and sly, the spiritual and earthy. The grandchild of Baptist preachers, Robbins would become over the course of half a century a poet-interruptus, an air force weatherman, a radio dj, an art-critic-turned-psychedelic-journeyman, a world-famous novelist, and a counter-culture hero, leading a life as unlikely, magical, and bizarre as those of his quixotic characters. Robbins offers intimate snapshots of Appalachia during the Great Depression, the West Coast during the Sixties psychedelic revolution, international roving before homeland security monitored our travels, and New York publishing when it still relied on trees. Written with the big-hearted comedy and mesmerizing linguistic invention for which he is known, Tibetan Peach Pie is an invitation into the private world of a literary legend." -- Publisher's description.