July 2014

Happy Birthday Tom Robbins!

Posted by Jon Morris on Friday, July 18, 2014 - 3:53pm
Tom Robbins Birthday July 22nd

Watauga County native and internationally celebrated author Tom Robbins caps off another productive year this July 22nd. Happy birthday Tom! Mr. Robbins has recently published 'Tibetan Peach Pie: a True Account of an Imaginative Life,' his eleventh book.  Robbins will be visiting ASU in this Fall Semester and will speak this September 11th at 7pm in Rosen Concert Hall. 

Thursday, September 11, 7:00 p.m.
Rosen Concert Hall
Presented by: Appalachian State University Libraries and the Library Advisory Board 
Tickets: Free
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.

An example of Robbins' writing:

“At birth we are red-faced, round, intense, pure. The crimson fire of universal consciousness burns in us. Gradually, however, we are devoured by our parents, gulped by schools, chewed up by peers, swallowed by social institutions, wolfed by bad habits, and gnawed by age; and by that time we have been digested, cow style, in those six stomachs, we emerge a single disgusting shade of brown. The lesson of the beet, then, is this: hold on to your divine blush, your innate rosy magic, or end up brown. Once you’re brown, you’ll find that you’re blue. As blue as indigo. And you know what that means, Indigo. Indigoing. Indigone.” -Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

If you are interested in reading some Robbins before his visit, here are his books in our collection