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Peter Coyote

Janauary 2015
PETER COYOTE has performed as an actor for some of the world's most distinguished filmmakers, including: Barry Levinson, Roman Polanski, Pedro Almodovar, Steven Spielberg, Walter Hill, Martin Ritt, Steven Soderberg, Diane Kurys, Sidney Pollack and Jean Paul Rappeneau. He is an Emmy-Award winning narrator of over 120 documentary films, including Ken Burns, National Parks, Prohibition, The West, the Dust Bowl and this year's acclaimed The Roosevelts. Mr. Coyote has written a memoir of the 1960's counter-culture called SLEEPING WHERE I FALL which received universally excellent reviews, appeared on three best-seller lists, sold five printings in hardback was re-released with a new cover and afterword in May, 2009. A chapter from that book, "Carla's Story", won the 1993/94 Pushcart Prize for Excellence in non-fiction. His new book, THE RAINMAN'S THIRD CURE: AN IRREGULAR EDUCATION, about mentors and the search for wisdom will be released April 14, 2015 by Counterpoint---.
From 1975 to 1983 Mr. Coyote was a member and then Chairman of the California State Arts Council. During his Chairmanship and under his tenure, expenditures on the arts rose from 1 to 16 million dollars annually. He is also an ordained Zen Buddhist priest in the Soto lineage of Sunryu Suzuki-Roshi who has been practicing for 40 years and is currently studying for his transmission ceremony, granting him independence from his teacher. He is and has been engaged in political and social causes since his early teens. He considers his rebuilt 1952 Dodge Power Wagon to be his least harmful addiction.

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    • Sleeping Where I Fall

    • A Chronicle
    • By: Peter Coyote
    • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
    • Length: 16 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    In his energetic, funny, and intelligent memoir, Peter Coyote relives his 15-year ride through the heart of the counterculture....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • one discriptive perspective

    • By KimToelke on 06-14-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Rainman’s Third Cure

    • An Irregular Education
    • By: Peter Coyote
    • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Coyote provides listeners intimate portraits of mentors that shaped him - a violent, intimidating father, a be-bop Bass player who teaches him that life can be improvised....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Eight Hours with Peter

    • By Michael David Singer on 12-15-15

    Regular price: $19.95

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