Internationally bestselling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins delivers the long-awaited tale of his wild life and times, both at home and around the globe. Tom Robbins' warm, wise, and wonderfully weird novels - including ''Still Life with Woodpecker'', ''Jitterbug Perfume'', and ''Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates'' - provide an entryway into the frontier of his singular imagination. Madcap but sincere, pulsating with strong social and philosophical undercurrents, his irreverent classics have introduced countless readers to natural born hitchhiking cowgirls, born-again monkeys, a philosophizing can of beans, exiled royalty, and problematic redheads.
One of country music s most eclectic heroes, Marty Robbins celebrated an extraordinary career as one of the genre s leading crossover artists. Spending more than 30 years in the music business, Robbins routinely refused to conform to contemporary trends, branching out into pop, rockabilly, Hawaiian, calypso and gospel music, all underlined by his trademark Southern twang. In addition to being a skilled player and performer, Robbins was also a magnificent songwriter, penning many of his best-known hits. He also undertook numerous ventures outside of music during his lifetime, appearing in films and even occasionally participating in NASCAR races. However, it is his music for which he is most fondly remembered, and Robbins retains his reputation as one of the finest ever country musicians and performers. This collection, presented across four discs and running in excess of five hours, collates the entirety of Marty Robbins output between 1952 and 1960, and in so doing, provides not only the perfect introduction to this country giant, but acts too as a welcome reminder for those already well-versed in Marty Robbins incredible work.
He has advised presidents, superstars, and sports heroes. His power-building seminars have reached millions in over 70 countries and his infomercials dominate late-night TV. A salesman of hope and enthusiasm, Tony Robbins is a man who will not be ignored. TONY ROBBINS: THE SECRET OF HIS SUCCESS profiles the amazing career of the self-help guru who built a financial empire with no formal training-just sheer ambition. Hear about his modest upbringing and often problematic relationship with his mother and witness his early forays into sports journalism. Learn of his almost overnight success through candid interviews with friends, family, and Tony himself, and discover a man of extraordinary enthusiasm, magnetic charisma, and resolute determination. BIOGRAPHY® presents an intimate glimpse into the life of Tony Robbins, prophet of power and self-made millionaire.