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Publisher Description

A Children's Book About Beer?

Yes, believe it or not—but B Is for Beer is also a book for adults, and bear in mind that it's the work of maverick bestselling novelist Tom Robbins, inter-nationally known for his ability to both seriously illuminate and comically entertain.

nce upon a time (right about now) there was a planet (how about this one?) whose inhabitants consumed thirty-six billion gallons of beer each year (it's a fact, you can Google it). Among those affected, each in his or her own way, by all the bubbles, burps, and foam, was a smart, wide-eyed, adventurous kindergartner named Gracie; her distracted mommy; her insensitive dad; her non-conformist uncle; and a magical, butt-kicking intruder from a world within our world.

Populated by the aforementioned characters—and as charming as it may be subversive—B Is for Beer involves readers, young and old, in a surprising, far-reaching investigation into the limits of reality, the transformative powers of children, and, of course, the ultimate meaning of a tall, cold brewski.

Laura Silverman
hr min
April 21

Customer Reviews

Mythspinner ,

B is for Beer

Robbins is not at the height of his wondrous wordsmithery, but there are more than enough flashes of it to entertain and enlighten. And, the Robsky manages to poke prickly pins into the false humility of the cardinals of culture. Thanks again for almost four decades of wisdom wrapped in humor, Thomas Eugene Robbins.

Brer Jimmy ,

B for Beer gets an A for Adorable

Vintage Tommy and a great book that is grounded in reality but hops up into the foamy nether world just enough to make a wonderful story. I did LOL a few times but even the Ls that didn't break the surface were good ones. I listened to the audio book which I think enhanced the experience.


Read to my five year old!

My five year old attends a Baptist Church Mother's Day out, this was a great way to balance her out! I never dreamed Tom Robbins would write a book I would enjoy reading to a five year old!

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