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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,673 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Robbins Narrator: Tom Robbins, Debra Winger Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Known for his meaty seriocomic novels, Tom Robbins’s shorter work has appeared in publications ranging from Esquire to Harper’s, from Playboy to the New York Times. Collected here for the first time in paperback, the essays, articles, observations—and even some untypical country-music lyrics—offer a rare overview of the eclectic sensibility of an American original. Whether rocking with the Doors, depoliticizing Picasso’s Guernica, lamenting the angst-ridden state of contemporary literature, or drooling over tomato sandwiches and a species of womanhood he calls “the genius waitress,” Tom Robbins’s briefer writings exhibit the five traits that perhaps best characterize his novels: an imaginative wit, a cheerfully brash disregard for convention, a sweetly nasty eroticism, a mystical but keenly observant eye, and an irrepressible love of language. Embedded in this primarily journalistic compilation are brand-new short stories, a sheaf of largely unpublished poems, and an offbeat assessment of our divided nation. Wherever you open Wild Ducks Flying Backward, you’ll encounter the serious playfulness that percolates from the mind of a self-described “romantic Zen hedonist” and “stray dog in the banquet halls of culture.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • A single sentence from Robbins is worth the price of admission. Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)
  • Hilarious. New York Times Book Review
  • “A treat. Robbins is fearless, original, mind-expanding and funny as hell. San Diego Union-Tribune

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Patrick Bridegam | 2/20/2014

    " not my favorite tom robbins. a collection that could have excluded a lot more. some of the stories are very good, but on a whole I was underwhelmed. quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ajith | 2/18/2014

    " Tom Robbins to the T. Awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Meredith | 2/17/2014

    " Loved the Travel tales, thought the responses and most of the tributes were very well done, quirky and subtly profound. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bebe | 2/10/2014

    " Book on CD - Take a trip to the valley of vaginas........ only Tom Robbins could come up with that suggestion. Collection of short stories and misc. magazine articles. Wonderful stuff for a T.R. fan. "

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