Search Results: "Calvin Trillin"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"More support, if any were needed, that Trillin is a leading humorist, even if some dust clings to a few of the essays and poems."
Some of the best pieces of the esteemed humorist's long career. Read full book review >

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TRILLIN ON TEXAS by Calvin Trillin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2011

"Whatever the subject—whether 'high' or 'low'—Trillin writes exquisitely."
A collection of 18 essays, observations, pronouncements and musings on life and folks in Texas. Read full book review >

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JACKSON, 1964 by Calvin Trillin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 28, 2016

"Haunting pieces that show how our window on the past is often a mirror."
A veteran reporter collects some significant pieces about race that originally appeared in the New Yorker, his publishing home since 1963. Read full book review >

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"A slowly unfolding plot allows time for the characters and milieu to establish themselves. Solid stuff, and publication-worthy."
A richly textured, character-driven story that revolves around the modest, yet captivating title character. Read full book review >

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CALVIN by Martine Leavitt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Equal parts coming-of-age tale, survival adventure, and love story, this outstanding novel also sensitively deals with an uncommon but very real teen issue, making it far more than the sum of its parts. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Calvin's personality seems to have been destined: he was born on the day comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes" ended, his grandfather gave the infant a Hobbes-like tiger toy that was his constant childhood companion, and his best (and only) friend was always Susie. Read full book review >

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TEPPER ISN’T GOING OUT by Calvin Trillin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2002

"Sweetly silly and very wise. This is what we want to put back in place when the city pulls out of the nightmare."
A fond fable from what one hopes is not a vanished New York. Read full book review >

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FAMILY MAN by Calvin Trillin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"He lives up to the book's title."
Trillin (Messages from My Father, 1996; Too Soon to Tell, 1995; etc.), ace reporter and effortless humorist that he is, turns to a decidedly domestic theme, uxorious and lovingly parental, in the latest of his score of entertaining texts. Read full book review >

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TOO SOON TO TELL by Calvin Trillin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"The perfect antidote to the smirky, mean-spirited humor so popular these days. (author tour)"
The prolific New Yorker journalist and gourmand collects the best from the last four years of his syndicated column—a healthy dose of common sense and amiable cynicism. Read full book review >

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REMEMBERING DENNY by Calvin Trillin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1993

"Perhaps more appropriate as one of Trillin's shorter New Yorker pieces—but, still, a fine meditation on one life's aborted promise, the crippling burden of anticipated success, and the mysteries of the human heart."
In a memoir on an uncharacteristically somber subject, Trillin (American Stories, 1991, etc.) traces the life of his college friend Roger ``Denny'' Hansen: Phi Beta Kappa, Rhodes Scholar, possessor of charm and good looks to spare—and, at age 55, a suicide victim. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN STORIES by Calvin Trillin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Mind your shoes."
With this collection of ``American Chronicles'' from the pages of The New Yorker, Trillin (Enough's Enough, 1990, etc.), known for his sly drollery, displays his talents as a reporter, probing the wild heart of the nation in a dozen full-length pieces. Read full book review >

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ENOUGH'S ENOUGH by Calvin Trillin
Released: Nov. 7, 1990

Trillin's fourth syndicated-column collection (With All Disrespect, 1985, etc.)—a flurry of good-natured swipes at an array of foibles that have irked him during the past three years. Read full book review >

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DOGFIGHT by Calvin Trillin
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"An easy, breezy, pocket-sized slice of political humor."
Longtime New Yorker staff writer Trillin (Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff, 2011) puts his patented poetic spin on the 2012 presidential election. Read full book review >