Tom Robbins


Born
in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, The United States
July 22, 1936

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Thomas Eugene Robbins (born July 22, 1936 in Blowing Rock, North Carolina) is an American author. His novels are complex, often wild stories with strong social undercurrents, a satirical bent, and obscure details. His novel Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1976) was made into a movie in 1993 directed by Gus Van Sant.


Average rating: 3.98 · 340,746 ratings · 14,942 reviews · 35 distinct worksSimilar authors
Still Life with Woodpecker

4.04 avg rating — 70,243 ratings — published 1980 — 42 editions
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Jitterbug Perfume

4.25 avg rating — 65,051 ratings — published 1984 — 36 editions
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Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

3.76 avg rating — 48,916 ratings — published 1976 — 48 editions
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Skinny Legs and All

4.05 avg rating — 39,924 ratings — published 1990 — 35 editions
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Another Roadside Attraction

3.98 avg rating — 30,855 ratings — published 1971 — 36 editions
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Fierce Invalids Home from H...

4.03 avg rating — 26,113 ratings — published 2000 — 43 editions
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Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

3.75 avg rating — 20,790 ratings — published 1994 — 33 editions
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Villa Incognito

3.67 avg rating — 17,327 ratings — published 2003 — 41 editions
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Wild Ducks Flying Backward

3.55 avg rating — 6,140 ratings — published 2005 — 21 editions
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B Is for Beer

3.39 avg rating — 5,729 ratings — published 2009 — 25 editions
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“We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.”
Tom Robbins

“When we're incomplete, we're always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we're still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising. This can go on and on--series polygamy--until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment. Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter.”
Tom Robbins

“The highest function of love is that it makes the loved one a unique and irreplaceable being.”
Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

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