About the Book

“Bill Peach kneads the philosophy and history of the South into
language so delicious, you can taste the words.”
                                                  Paula Wall
                                                  Columnist, humorist, author

“Bill Peach is the king of essays. He cuts right to the chase in Politics,
Preaching & Philosophy. Mark Twain once said that the difference
between the right word and the almost right word is the difference
between lightning and a lightning bug. Bill writes with lightning. I love
his work.”
                                                  Maggi Britton Vaughn
                                                  Poet Laureate of Tennessee

“If the clothes Bill Peach sells for a living should be as elegant as the
delicious fabric of his prose, all Tennessee would be a fashion statement.”
                                                  Will Campbell  
                                                  Minister, author, activist

“Bill Peach’s short, pithy commentaries, collected here as random thoughts, are his way of serving the sometimes-wayward
community to which he has devoted a lifetime of affection. Tough love, you might call it—the kind that can give courage and strength
to one person or an entire town.”
                                                                                                                                  John Egerton
                                                                                                                                  Journalist, author, editor
About the Author
BILL PEACH is by profession a men’s clothier, spending much of his life at Pigg & Peach
(1956–2003) in Historic Downtown Franklin in Tennessee. To a lesser degree, he is a
politician, preacher, and philosopher. He received his Bachelor of University Studies degree
from Middle Tennessee State University at age 51. An advocate of continuing adult
education, he has recently studied philosophy at Lipscomb University, for his sixth decade
in college (1954–2008). He and Emily have three daughters and seven grandchildren, who
all live in Franklin.

Other books by Bill Peach:
                 To Think as a Pawn: A play in three acts, 1990
                 The South Side of Boston, a memoir, 1995
                 Random Thoughts Left & Right, 1998

       & Philosophy

2009 Edition, Perfect Bound
6x9, 172 pages, $14.95
ISBN 978-1-935271-07-9

Bill Peach's
& Philosophy
Published by
Westview, Inc.