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Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff Hardcover – September 13, 2011
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Praise for Calvin Trillin
“A classic American humorist.”—The New Republic
“I spent my college years deep into the great humorists: Benchley, Perelman, Woody Allen. Calvin Trillin is up there with any of them.”—David Brooks, The Daily Beast
“Trillin may be the funniest columnist in America—bemused, amused, wry and right on the mark.”—People
About the Author
A longtime staff writer at The New Yorker, Calvin Trillin is also The Nation’s deadline poet. His bestsellers range from the memoir About Alice to Obliviously On He Sails: The Bush Administration in Rhyme. He lives in Greenwich Village, which he describes as “a neighborhood where people from the suburbs come on weekends to test their car alarms.”
Top customer reviews
If you are not, especially if you are not old enough to remember Tom Delay, Rodney King and George H.W. Bush you will do better with other books he's written. The material goes back 40 years (mostly in the later half of that period but still not recent).
I would rate the following Trillin books 5 stars:
- American Stories
- All About Alice
- Messages from my Father: A Memoir
- Tummy Trilogy (if you want to read Trillin's writing about food
Why doesn't Amazon let me indent this list?
This volume is a miscellany that takes us through the decades, a "Selected Poems and Stuff," organized by topic rather than time, and the result is a gentle satire of all of our national excesses. This is just good humor, good wit, and good writing.
This has become a rare form of writing today,best described as dry wit or observations on just about anything put into a askew perspective.
"Quite Enough" is an excellent selection of articles from 40 years of writing on every subject you can think of. You can open the book to any
article and read it in a few minutes. I would suggest you take a few minutes to think about an article when you finish it.
An excellent book to add to a collection of written humor which has become a dying art.
Humor for the thinking man and woman.
Most recent customer reviews
I do like Calvin Trillin though!