Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life by Tom Robbins
Reviewed by Christy Popp
Tom Robbins, a.k.a. Tommy Rotten, Picasso Triggerfish, Buffalo Silver, Max Saint Cherokee, and NOT the Unabomber, has succeeded in writing what must be classified as memoir, but is in fact a delicious explanation of what Robbins calls his “appetite for enchantment”. His voice is not minimalized by the presentation of fact or the drudgery of dates. Rest assured, his latest book is as poetic and succinctly melodic as that of his novels.
Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life is amusing and thought provoking from the onset, answering such questions as where Robbins developed the uncanny ability to understand and favorably present the female and her psyche. He explains his inclination to fuse in his novels “the tragic with the comic, the ugly with the beautiful, the romantic with the gritty, fantasy with reality, mythos with logos, the sensible with the goofy, the sacred with the profane.”
So, if you do not usually seek out the dirty laundry of your favorite artists or steer clear of the egocentric memoir, make this your exception. You will be very glad that you did!
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