This is an illuminating collection of interviews with one of the foremost voices of literary counterculture, Tom Robbins. Since the publication of "Another Roadside Attraction" in 1971, Tom Robbins (b. 1932) has become known as the principal voice of American countercultural fiction. His cult celebrity was further solidified by the success of "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" (1976) and "Still Life With Woodpecker" (1980). Robbins's mix of vivid language, ribald humour, philosophical musings, controversial commentary on religion and sexuality, and concentration on female protagonists and feminine consciousness has marked almost all of his fiction, as well as his short stories and articles. "Conversations with Tom Robbins" brings together more than 20 interviews with the acclaimed author, from the mid-1970s to the present. Throughout the volume, Robbins discusses his working methods, his fusion of eastern and Western philosophical traditions, the need for wit and humour in serious fiction, and the way in which living in the Pacific Northwest has fuelled his work.