Tibetan Peach Pie by Tom Robbins audiobook

Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life

By Tom Robbins
Read by Keith Szarabajka

HarperCollins, HarperAudio 9780062267405
12.46 Hours Unabridged
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Internationally bestselling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins' legendary memoir--wild tales of his life and times, both at home and around the globe. Tom Robbins’ warm, wise, and wonderfully weird novels—including Still Life With Woodpecker, Jitterbug Perfume, and Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates—provide an entryway into the frontier of his singular imagination. Madcap but sincere, pulsating with strong social and philosophical undercurrents, his irreverent classics have introduced countless readers to natural born hitchhiking cowgirls, born-again monkeys, a philosophizing can of beans, exiled royalty, and problematic redheads. 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.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

A Los Angeles Times bestseller

An NPR bestseller

A San Francisco Chronicle bestseller

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

A BookPage Best Book of 2014

A BookPage Top Pick, June 2014

An iTunes Top Seller

Internationally bestselling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins' legendary memoir--wild tales of his life and times, both at home and around the globe.

Tom Robbins’ warm, wise, and wonderfully weird novels—including Still Life With Woodpecker, Jitterbug Perfume, and Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates—provide an entryway into the frontier of his singular imagination. Madcap but sincere, pulsating with strong social and philosophical undercurrents, his irreverent classics have introduced countless readers to natural born hitchhiking cowgirls, born-again monkeys, a philosophizing can of beans, exiled royalty, and problematic redheads.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[Tibetan Peach Pie] bursts with enough joie de vivre to bewitch even the most present-shock-imprisoned twenty-eight-year-old and to snag the rest of us with Robbins’ far-out, feel-good sensibility and trademark helical, world-happy prose.” Elle
“A rollicking reminiscence of his Appalachian upbringing, his spiral through the psychedelic ’60s, and his unconventional path to literary stardom.” O, The Oprah Magazine
Tibetan Peach Pie is a late, welcome gift from a philosopher-novelist who continues to believe in the transformative qualities of ‘novelty, beauty, mischief, and mirth’—qualities apparent on every page of this lively, large-hearted book.” Washington Post
Tibetan Peach Pie is a gift to his fans, the story of a man who had the sense to follow where his imagination led…How lucky for his readers that we got to tag along for the ride.” Seattle Times
“Robbins carries us along a magical wonder tour in this high-flying, Zen koan-like, and cinematic tour of some of the episodes in his journey through space and time…Master storyteller, indeed, Robbins calls us into his tales and with a wink and a nod, never lets us go until we’ve heard it all.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Memoir or not, the form suits Robbins’s digressive style, philosophical musings, and self-deprecating humor. Each piece stands on its own, but when read side by side they develop into a powerful argument about magic and the necessity of imaginative, interior worlds.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Insisting that this tome is neither autobiography nor memoir, countercultural icon Robbins covers the significant touchstones of his life…Robbins continues to embody Zen coolness and bohemian charm.” Booklist (starred review)
“The first memoir from the idiosyncratic novelist, who claims that if ‘it doesn’t read like a normal memoir, that may be because I haven’t exactly led what most normal people would consider a normal life’…A fitting cap to a sui generis career, equally satisfying in short installments or read straight through.” Kirkus Reviews

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Reviews

by ShortNFuzzy 9/13/2017
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Tom Robbins is a LIAR!

about what the book is...
Bearing in mind, that this isn't a complaint and quite possibly just TR doing his literary "thing". He says in the first minute of this that Tibetan Peach Pie isn't a memoir. Not true. It's ALL memoir. Are parts of it out of sequence? yes. Are parts possibly dramatized for the reader/listeners benefit? yes. Is it Tom Robbins back in form? Hallelujah and pass me a Camel you Fierce Invalid yes it is! Most shocking thing: This dude is in his 80's! How is that possible? Now...when will Jitterbug Perfume be available on audiobook?

Author

Author Bio: Tom Robbins

Author Bio: Tom Robbins

Tom Robbins has been called “a vital natural resource” by the Oregonian, “one of the wildest and most entertaining novelists in the world” by the Financial Times of London, and “the most dangerous writer in the world today” by Fernanda Pivano of Italy’s Corriere della Sera. A Southerner by birth, Robbins has lived in and around Seattle since 1962. He is the author of eight novels.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 12.46
Audience: Adult
Language: English