Tom Robbins Message Board

Derek posts on 12/27/2006 10:06:44 PM I'm a huge fan of Mr Robbins, being introduced to Another Roadside Attraction in 1985. I've read almost all of his works and I wonder when and if he will offer a local Seattle signing? I missed one a few years ago because I work evenings! I also wonder if Mr Robbins helped out aleXandra (who doesn't?)?
Lee posts on 12/19/2006 10:58:19 PM What is the reference to YUM in this book? What is meant when someone is "YUM"? When someone reviews the book and says that TR is YUM, I get the impression it isn't the normal "delicious".
aleXandra posts on 10/19/2006 10:49:54 PM 1. Mr. Robbins, I heart your short stories MUCHO. If I'm crying or spazzing, the zany humor makes me smile. (Thanks!) 2. In Washington state, there is what is known as the SENIOR PROJECT! I am so VERY VERY much determined to have Mr. Tom Robbins be my mentor, if in any way possible! Therefore, I really need a way to contact him ASAP (forms are due in soon so there's not much time). Thank you so much! -xandra toepfer- {a 17-year-old girl from Bothell, WA who so very much admires the odd bits of life!)

posts on 7/30/2006 7:39:50 AM My wife and I met you on a Piper Navajo when you were a painter. The pilot laughed at his own uncomfortable joke. The joke only worked because of your picture on the back of the book I was reading. Last night at Giovanni's in Lake Mary, Fl, we had a table in the back. Out of the kitchen traffic lanes, but front row center to the play. Having bussed tables and washed dishes 30 years ago, I understood the hormonal distress imposed on the boy cleaning tables. Every favor asked was closed by a breast-press and low back hug, poor child. Our waitress, Kathrin was a light hearted Florida State student. Shape of face and color of skin gave little clue of her heritage. As the evening came to a close, and stories of her life didn't seem to ad up, we found that her mother is Cantonese and her father is black Jamaican.(I can't help but think of the conflicting uses of chicken feet by these two cultures), Her mother, she told, would speak Queens English until she reached a boiling point, then she would shift into lightning speed sardonic patois. Many stories she told made us think of several of your books. Thanks for the wit, your writing helps me see humor everywhere. Dave T
shanda posts on 9/13/2005 6:52:27 PM Even Cowgirls Get the Blues was the first book I ever read that wasn't on a mandatory reading list from school. This has been some thirteen years ago (at least) and I would love to have that copy signed. Might there be a signing in Dallas, Tx. in the future? Thankyou to Tom Robbins, for the great start to an addictive hobby. yams?
Stewart Sumner posts on 8/31/2005 12:11:46 PM I know you're busy and all, but have pity on this poor Brit who is trying to find a home for his wacky saucy stories and a novel too. Would you have any idea who might publish such things in the States? And which agent might be interested? I know you'll probably read this and think **** you, but if there's an ounce of compassion for a fellow writer, who's had some modest publishing success already, then I'd like to hear from you. Yours kinda desperate but your prose gives me hope that there's a place out there for me. Stewart Sumner
Steve-O Bycraft posts on 8/27/2005 12:51:01 PM Mr. Robbins, I can understand your dislike for hip-hop--it's fabricated sound, its glorification of keeping the ghetto "ghetto" and its treatment of women like objects or "bitches;" not to mention the materialistic anti-philosophies of most hip-hop artists and listeners. So I would like to suggest a few artists for you to give a try: 1. The Roots' early material, particularly the album "Things Fall Apart" 2. Anything by Tribe Called Quest, particularly "Midnight Marauders" 3. Anything by Jurassic 5 4. Listen to Eminem not as a fan or trend follower, but as someone with a good sense of humor, which I know you have. 5. Anything by De La Soul I consider these to be true artists, not just "ghettophabulous" money-whores who help to keep America's ghettos in flames and American culture materialistic and small-minded (well, except for Eminem, whom I once met in the early 90's before he became famous. He was always an ass). True, each of these artists do rap on occassion about how they are the greastest rappers and no one can touch them, but what's wrong with a little self-confidence? I'm sure that you've congratulated yourself from time to time. Keep up the works of genius! Forever respectful, Steve-O (not the one from MTV's Jackass)
Gretchen posts on 8/27/2005 6:18:44 AM Tom Robbins book Still Life With Woodpecker was introduced to me by a friend of mine who said the book reminded him of me. He gave me his copy and I fell in love @ once with Robbins style. That was 10 years ago. I have told everyone I have met in all those years how special and moving Robbins work is. He is ( at least in my eyes the most creative and insightful storyteller!!
Anonymous posts on 7/12/2005 6:37:28 PM I just recently discovered Tom Robbins and think I'm in love- with his books, of course. Anyway, I really would like to send him an email or maybe even get an autographed picture. Anybody know how I could go about doing this?
Dizzy posts on 7/11/2005 11:34:27 PM I heard a rumor another one ot TR's books is going to be made into a movie. Can anyone confirm this?
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