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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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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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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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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MESSAGES FROM MY FATHER by Calvin Trillin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1996

"With characteristic grace and good humor, Trillin crafts a charming, heartfelt memorial to his father that is also a loving demonstration of how deeply he took his father's advice to heart. (Author tour)"
The renowned humorist fashions an affectionate portrait of his father that muses on the elliptical methods by which men raise sons and by which sons strive to please fathers. Read full book review >

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ABOUT ALICE by Calvin Trillin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"A small book that betokens a deep, undimmed affection."
The New Yorker staff writer, with a substantial library of antic texts to his credit (Tepper Isn't Going Out, 2002, etc.), writes an affecting eulogy to his late wife. 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 >

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Released: May 13, 2003

"Fighting for human rights, writing the perfect poem, discovering cures for mortal diseases: these are endeavors Trillin would consider deserving of our admiration, thank you. And you can add to that 'the ability to read the wall signs in Chinese restaurants.'"
The chowhound pursues soul-stirring, pulse-elevating food from one eatery to another, over many a mile. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

The good, gray Trillin hangs up his prose pistols and rides forth as Poet in his seventeenth book, here collecting three years of comic political verse for The Nation. 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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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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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 >