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Peter Coyote

The Rainman's Third Cure

~Co-presented with Point Reyes Books~

Renowned actor, narrator, author, activist, and singer/songwriter, Peter Coyote has produced his second autobiographical memoir, The Rainman’s Third Cure. Join him for a wide-ranging discussion with TNS Host Steve Heilig about his story and the broader world.

Photo: courtesy of Peter Coyote.

Rainman's Third Cure


Peter Coyote

Peter Coyote first became politically active in his college years in the 1960s in an anti-nuclear protest that brought him to Kennedy’s White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis. From there he came west to become an integral part of the San Francisco Mime Troupe and then the Diggers, the famed anarchist soul of the Haight-Ashbury sixties scene, followed by a period in a commune in Olema. He was chair of the California State Arts Council during Jerry Brown’s first term as governor, then got back into acting and launched a stellar career involving more than 140 films, even more projects using his Emmy-winning skills as narrator, and more. His first book Sleeping Where I Fall included a Pushcart Prize-winning chapter, and his new memoir The Rainman’s Third Cure is a candid and searching reckoning with his childhood and subsequent life. He has recently been ordained as a Buddhist priest.