Bus Order a Signed Copy Don't Call Me Jupiter Buy Your Copy Today Book One — Tightrope Climb aboard the yellow magic bus for a psychedelic trip with a cast of unforgettable characters caught in circumstances that will make you laugh, cry and cringe. Buy On Amazon Don't Call Me Jupiter Book 2 Pre-order a Signed Copy Pre-Order Your Copy! Book Two — Lightning Crashes Was it Murder, drugs, abuse or something else? Can the cycle of abandonment be broken? Chaos ensues as the family scrambles for resolution. Past decisions have serious life-long consequences. Pre-Order eBook Tom J. Bross Memoir of a Reluctant Hippie Kid
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About Don’t Call Me Jupiter

The story begins with an episode that occurred in 1974. We make a sudden move from Davis to San Anselmo to live with our God Family. Just two months later we move back to Davis with no place to live. My brother and sisters are dropped off at their friend’s houses. I end up in the garage of one of my mother’s ex-lover’s. It’s from this dreary location that I recall our truly strange transition.

Led by my mother, the Martha Stewart of hippies, we transform from a conservative, mid-western, Catholic family into a clan of liberal, psychedelic-bus-tripping, pot-smoking, nature-loving, California free spirits.

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Don’t Call Me Jupiter is packed with hilarious and horrifying true stories…

Funny, yet its central theme is abandonment.

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Don’t Call Me Jupiter is packed with hilarious and horrifying true stories…

Funny, yet its central theme is abandonment.

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Don’t Call Me Jupiter is a labor of pure and searing love. 

It is a story with many stories, tragic and beautiful, inside of it. Tom Bross has created a page-turner by artfully and lovingly weaving the stories of his life, his family’s life, together. In doing so, he draws the reader in with every brilliant, vulnerable word. You will find yourself invested in each of the stories and in each of his family members who love each other in both a fierce and flawed manner.

It is a relatable, human story while remaining uniquely his. Because of the ease of his storytelling and his amazing sense of humor, you will laugh until you cry. You will learn his sense of humor has been a survival tool and we are graced by it. Bross lives a full and textured life and we are honored to be given a window into it. It is heartbreaking, as well with a theme of abandonment tragically woven throughout. Devastated and protective one moment and doubled over with laughter with this accidental hippy family, the next. Because it is non-fiction, it is impossible to put down — both unbelievable and yet, so real. Because of Bross’s lovely and honest storytelling, you are about to embark on a wild journey in which love wins.

~ Amy Powers

The tightrope of humor and heartbreak

Tom Bross walks the tightrope of humor and heartbreak in this moving memoir. Colorful stories from his younger days describe the wild ride and tragic consequences of growing up with few boundaries. Yet, in spite of his chaotic family life, there is no doubt that his love remains strong for his four siblings and his free-spirited mother.
The reader will certainly cheer him on as he struggles to improve his sense of belonging in the world, both as a child and an adult.

Kay Bargmann

Tom’s humor and vulnerability shine on these pages. A funny and devastating read.

Jere Meyer

Rollicking, funny, dramatic, compassionate, superbly written … Bross describes his life growing up in a vagabond family led by an eccentric hippie mother in the Age of Aquarius … engaging, compelling!

Robert Dorroh

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