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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,703 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Robbins Narrator: Laura Silverman Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A children’s book about beer?

Yes, believe it or not—but B Is for Beer is also a book for adults, and bear in mind that it’s the work of maverick bestselling novelist Tom Robbins, internationally known for his ability to both seriously illuminate and comically entertain.

Once upon a time (right about now) there was a planet (how about this one?) whose inhabitants consumed thirty-six billion gallons of beer each year (it’s a fact, you can Google it). Among those affected—each in his or her own way, by all the bubbles, burps, and foam—was a smart, wide-eyed, adventurous kindergartner named Gracie; her distracted mommy; her insensitive dad; her non-conformist uncle; and a magical, butt-kicking intruder from a world within our world.

Populated by the aforementioned characters—and as charming as it may be subversive—B Is for Beer involves readers, young and old, in a surprising, far-reaching investigation into the limits of reality, the transformative powers of children, and, of course, the ultimate meaning of a tall, cold brewski.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Whimsical, absurdist.” 

    New York Post

  • “Kids at heart, and anyone bemused by Robbins’ previous novels, will guzzle down Robbins’ latest brew.”

    Denver Post

  • “[Silverman’s] cotton-candy voice is full of almost-musical playfulness...Robbins’...hasn’t lost his gift for astute, and somewhat mocking, cultural observations.”  

    AudioFile

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • AnAmazon.com Top 10 Book for Food Lit

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dennis | 2/12/2014

    " what fun! despite the dual claims on the cover, this is definitely a book for grownups. as with all Robbins books, the fun is the vehicle for ruminations about the meaning of life and love, and how to care for them, among other Big Questions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Valerie | 2/8/2014

    " i mean... i dunno.... it's not that good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Quinn | 2/6/2014

    " I gave this book 2 stars because it does describe the brewing process in Leyman terms "fairy" well, but over all this book is really silly and I am not sure who I would even recommend it too. The cover says "A Children's Book for Grown-ups" but it is too stupid for most grown-ups and it says "A grown-up book for Children" but i dont know if I want my 7 year old reading about drinking and brewing beer. Too each his own but this book was just strange. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bernadette | 2/1/2014

    " A story about beer as only Tom Robbins can tell it. "

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