High Times Greats: Tom Robbins

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Welcome home, Tom Robbins: The bestselling—and beloved—author returns to the pages of High Times. In 1976, we proudly excerpted Robbins’ wildly popular countercultural novel Even Cowgirls Get the Blues and published his article about amanita muscaria (“The Toadstool That Conquered the Universe”). In addition to Cowgirls (made into a 1993 film starring Uma Thurman), Robbins’ books include Another Roadside Attraction, Still Life with Woodpecker, Jitterbug Perfume, Skinny Legs and All, Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas and Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates (Bantam). Robbins’ whimsical, mystical novels are like psychedelics: You never know where they’re going to take your head, but you’re always in store for an outrageous voyage. In honor of Robbins’ 88th birthday on July 22, we’re republishing the following interview from the June, 2000 edition of High Times, conducted by Gregory Daurer, who also wrote the ensuing sidebar.

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