Malibu - Tom Robbins discusses and signs "Tibetan Peach Pie"
Diesel, A Bookstore in Malibu welcomes Tom Robbins to the store to discuss his memoir, Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life, on Thursday, June 19th at 6 pm.
Tom Robbins' warm, wise, and wonderfully weird novels -- including Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Another Roadside Attraction, and Jitterbug Perfume -- provide an entryway into the portal of his singular imagination. Madcap but sincere, pulsating with strong social and philosophical undercurrents, his irreverent classics have introduced countless readers to 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, weaving together stories of his unconventional life -- from his Appalachian childhood to his globe-trotting peregrinations -- told in his unique voice, which 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, a soldier, a meteorologist, a radio DJ, an art-critic-turned-psychedelic-journeyman, a world-famous novelist, and a counterculture hero, leading a life as unlikely, magical, and bizarre as those of his quixotic characters. Robbins offers intimate scenes of Appalachia during the Great Depression, the West Coast during the sixties' counter-cultural revolution, and international roving before Homeland Security monitored our travels.
Please note: Customers may reserve one seat at this event for each copy of Tibetan Peach Pie purchased from Diesel. Please contact Diesel, A Bookstore in Malibu at 310.456.9961 for more information.