Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tom Robbins

I'm sure I've blogged about this before, but my favorite author of all time is Tom Robbins.  I don't say this lightly.  I have many, many loves in the book department but I'd have to take my Tom Robbins books to that desert island.  I picked up "Another Roadside Attraction" sometime in the late seventies, at probably the lowest point in my life.  I judged it by the cover, but how could I not?


I would say that Tom Robbins (and perhaps some dabbling in psychedelic drugs) taught me to think differently.  To question everything and believe magic is real.  For that I am eternally grateful.

I bring this up because I tried to read "Jitterbug Perfume" a few days ago and it fell apart in my hands as I turned the pages.


The copies I have now aren't even my originals.  They wore out years ago.  These copies have been through my three daughters and I countless times...


Imagine how thrilled I was when I came across this on-line!  Turns out it's an art project or something though and not a real thing.  It definitely should be.  These are the books I would want too.  The later ones not so much...

In case you're not familiar with Tom Robbins, here are a few quotes I love...







subversively yours, 
xoxoMary

P.S.  I'd have to take my Steely Dan albums too but that's a different story...



3 comments:

Holly said...

I'm going thrifting on Friday and will be on the the look out for Tom Robbins!

Tilda said...

Oh gosh, those are two of my fav Tom Robbins books as well. I also liked "Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates". I started "Tibetan Peach Pie" but lost it somewhere.

Bohemian said...

The cover of that Another Roadside Attraction book is Classic Hippie Era Art... Love it! Dawn... The Bohemian