Calvin Trillin goes through life one step behind his appetite. He says he's just a Big Hungry Boy from the Midwest, but he's also one of the funniest American writers around, writing a palate pilgrimage through Europe and the Caribbean, where Trillin fantasizes of an Italian West Indies island of Santo Prosciutto "whose steep hills are green with garlic plants." Trillin gives free play to other obsessions (like taureaux piscine), but most of the travels are happily fueled by thoughts of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The humorist explores Europe and the Caribbean with his family, commenting on the events, etiquette and food they encounter. "If he were a stand-up comedian, these essays would be called routines," PW stated. "The peripatetic, insatiably curious Trillin is invariably entertaining."
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Book is okay, as described. Love Calvin Trillin's writing, but this book isn't one of my favorites of his!Published 7 months ago by Janet
THIS BOOK CRACKED ME UP I FOUND MYSELF LAUGHING OUT LOUD.AND I LAUGHED SO HARD I NEARLY FELL OFF MY BED I LOVED THIS HILARUOUS BOOK SO VERY MUCH THAT IJUST ORDERD ABOUT ALICE BY... Read morePublished 20 months ago by VALTOWNSEND
Calvin Trillin has been traveling with his wife (Alice) and his daughters for years, mainly on holidays, and he wrote this funny book about it. Read morePublished on April 14, 2008 by Julia Drusilla
Travels with Alice arrived within two weeks after it was ordered. It was in perfect condition as described, though it was a used copy. Read morePublished on March 25, 2008 by Veronica L. Ciregna