Saturday, July 14, 2018

The Tao of Bob: Reading and Signing with Spike Gillespie

This memoir is the unlikely story of how, Bob, an 87-year-old Midwestern farmer, moved from Mooresville, Indiana to Garfield, Texas in 2016, to live with Spike, a middle-aged woman with a punk rock sensibility and a ranch that fell into her lap. Spike had zero knowledge of how to run the ranch, an abandoned meth lab and junkyard when she bought it. Bob was exhausted from having spent years caring for his wife of 66 years, who died a long, slow death. Total strangers when they met, Bob and Spike fast became best friends. Bob, aka Pop, taught Spike how to run the ranch.