GeneralBeauty, synchronicity, radical self-expression, dancing the wild divine, wordplay, contact improvisation, mindfulness, ultimate Frisbee, eschatology, wilderness, irreverence, social theory, chess, gnosticism, authenticity, gardening, kundalini yoga, sexuality, antagonizing narcissists, lucid dreaming, decontextualization, festivals, radical self-reliance, and music cut on the vocal cords of Dionysus...
BooksFyodor Dostoevsky, Anais Nin, Mark Twain, D.H. Lawrence, Herman Hesse, Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Robbins, Alan Watts, James Morrow, Barbara Walker, e.e. cummings, Terence McKenna, Robert Anton Wilson, P.B. Shelley, Mary Daly, Neal Stephenson, Christopher Moore, Hakim Bey, Salman Rushdie, John Myers Myers, Aldous Huxley, Neil Gaiman, Philip K. Dick and on and on.....
Heroes.. .. .. .. .. .. ..
- May 19, 2009 7:03 PM Courage, Synchronicity, and the Technology of Magic
- Apr 29, 2009 5:33 PM Synchs and Hijinks: The Absurd Wisdom of Nine Kinds of Naked
- Mar 4, 2009 10:20 PM Chaos, Collapse, and Synchronicity
- Sep 17, 2008 3:17 AM Nine Kinds of Naked: New Review in Booklist
- Sep 17, 2008 3:11 AM Eyes of a Blue Dog: A Tale of Triple Synchronicity
About me:.. I wrote the novels, Just a Couple of Days and Nine Kinds of Naked. Check out tonyvigorito.com or Amazon.com for excerpts and the latest updates.
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..REVIEWS OF NINE KINDS OF NAKED..
"Linguistic gymnastics abound... Vigorito demonstrates once again that he's a wild stylist... startlingly original... an entertaining anarchist..."
"A neopsychedelic satire... channeling the spirited humor of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy... Vigorito's is a crisp, sardonic voice."
"Nine Kinds of Naked offers ten distinct varieties of literary satisfaction, including metaphysical highjinks, libidinous lowjinks, hermeneutic mind games, Gordian plot twists, cognitive estrangement, linguistic surrealism, stylistic pyrotechnics, laugh-out-loud jokes, scrappy extrapolations, and the synergistic sum of the above.”
-JAMES MORROW, author of The Last Witchfinder and The Philosopher's Apprentice
"With this strange carnival of a book, Vigorito has scored himself a permanent plot in the neighborhood of the American surrealist novel. The breadth of his imagination and the sheer exuberance of his writing cannot be ignored.”
-NEAL POLLACK, author of The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature and Never Mind the Pollacks
"Tony Vigorito has grown a cult following of thousands for one reason--his stuff is fun to read... Filled with the freshness and the freewheeling independence that made his reputation..., this book is the “work” of one of the least pretentious and most enjoyable to read novelists at play in America today.”
-KRIS SAKNUSSEMM, author of Zanesville
"Fans of Vigorito's... 2007 cult hit Just a Couple of Days will have a ball with this hyperactive, zany novel."
-PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY, author of Foop!
"[A] whimsical tale of time, space, coincidence, and cause and effect... displays most of the linguistic acrobatics and playful rumination that made his debut a cult classic."
..REVIEWS OF JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS..
"Just a Couple of Days is a lyrical, thoughtful, viral meme of a book.
-CHRISTOPHER MOORE, bestselling author of Lamb and A Dirty Job
"I'd go so far as to say that this novel is folk heroic and should be read by anyone who still values their capacity to think for themselves... Real writing speaks for itself--and to us. This does.”
-KRIS SAKNUSSEMM, author of Zanesville
"Tony Vigorito's brilliant novel is a Dr. Strangelove for the biotech century, a witty and wise end-of-the-world romp that manages to be optimistic--even joyous--yet cynically dystopian at the same time. Just a Couple of Days is savvy, wickedly funny, and profoundly disturbing. An absorbing, thought-provoking read."
-RICHARD HEINBERG, author of The Party's Over and Powerdown
"Like a technologically-savvy modern-day Rabelais, Vigorito gives humanity a swift, playful, and long overdue slap on the ass."
-CHRIS GENOA, author of Foop!
"Vigorito's...irreverent, whimsical style...has attracted a cult following... The final apocalyptic vision is a twist not seen since Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle. Recommended."
WINNER OF THE INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK
AWARD FOR BEST VISIONARY FICTION
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Who I'd like to meet:I enjoy dissolving the boundary between artist and audience, so if you've read one of my books or might like to, give me a shout...
AND ALSO: I'm interested in connecting with other writers, artists, poets, singers, musicians, dancers, dreamers, thinkers, screenwriters, film-makers, pranksters, ecstatics, chaos magicians, anyone who does not take themselves seriously, anyone who can discuss Dostoevsky's Dream of a Ridiculous Man or Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Eyes of a Blue Dog, and anyone who knows that there is so much more happening in life than we give it credit for. ...... ......
- Status: In a Relationship
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Hometown: Athens, Ohio
- Orientation: Straight
- Body type: 6' 2" / Athletic
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- Children: Someday
- Education: Grad / professional school
- Occupation: Writer