Best author ever, without exception. Met mild fame when his second book "Even Cowgirls Get The Blues" was made into a movie, but really didn't care. His books are seen as more a form of poetry than fiction by some, and not dependant on his twisted but brilliant plots. His writing style is simultaneously intellectual and immature, high-brow and low-brow, snobby and perfectly willing to dabble in all our human flaws.
Tom Robbins is depressing to read, because I'll never be able to write like that.
The way the domestic military arm of the Federal Government hushed black America, ie. they killed people. FBI program to shut down leftist political organizations.
People that whine and moan about Watergate
either haven't heard of COINTELPRO, or they're racist motherfuckers.