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Trillin, Calvin

Overview
Works: 150 works in 334 publications in 2 languages and 25,692 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Biography  Poetry  Fiction  History  Cookbooks  Novels  Humorous fiction  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction, Editor, Performer
Classifications: PS3570.R5, B
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Tepper isn't going out : a novel by Calvin Trillin( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ordinary man, Murray Tepper unwittingly turns New York upside down when he engages in the normal activity of reading the newspaper in his car, which always seems to be parked in the same desirable parking spot in Manhattan
Remembering Denny by Calvin Trillin( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remembering Denny is Calvin Trillin's most inspired and powerful book to date: a memoir, a work of investigative reporting, a book of self-examination that captures something essential about how America has changed. In 1957, the graduation from Yale of Denny Hansen - "a strapping young man with a flat-top crew cut and a gregarious manner and a broad, absolutely dazzling smile"--Was the subject of a feature in Life magazine, with photographs by Alfred Eisenstaedt. A varsity swimmer and Phi Beta Kappa and Rhodes Scholar from California, Hansen was the emblematic college hero of his time and place. His classmates used to joke about the posts they would occupy when he was President. But life worked out differently for Denny Hansen. After some early jobs in government and journalism, he concentrated on foreign affairs, eventually becoming a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington. He gradually lost touch with his family and his old friends. As time passed, his sunny disposition was overtaken by "all sorts of serious problems - physical, psychological, and maybe even spiritual." Trillin's memoir is an attempt to chart the mysterious course of a life that had seemed full of limitless promise. It is also an investigation of the American fifties - of the assumptions that Trillin and his generation inherited and how those assumptions fared during the transformation of American society over the next forty years. Remembering Denny is a meditation on our country's evolving sense of itself
If you can't say something nice by Calvin Trillin( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and Japanese and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic American humorist Calvin Trillin making underhanded, snide comments about everyone from the neighbors to Reagan
Too soon to tell by Calvin Trillin( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The topical essays of Too Soon to Tell reveal Calvin Trillin at his barbed and irrepressible best. Dealing with matters of the family, he tells the tale of a couple who were at first pleased that their twenty-six-year-old son had finally moved out ("If Jeffrey's going to find himself, it would probably help for him to look somewhere other than his own room") and then realized that they had lost the ability to videotape. Grappling with educational issues, he discusses whether the presence of Michael Milken as a lecturer at the UCLA business school means that its religion department will get around to employing Jim Bakker ("Church Management 101: Imaginative Ideas in Religious Fund-Raising"). In the field of world affairs, he deals with the role of astrologers ("The planets are perfect for trading arms for hostages and saying you didn't") and whether the language laws in Quebec really require the hiring of a mime who doesn't speak French rather than a mime who doesn't speak English. Trillin's short takes send us back to life refreshed and delighted
An education in Georgia; the integration of Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes by Calvin Trillin( Book )

16 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal stories of Negro students who entered the University of Georgia in January, 1961 and graduated in June, 1963
American stories by Calvin Trillin( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Japanese and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obliviously on he sails : the Bush administration in rhyme by Calvin Trillin( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 1990 Calvin Trillin has been The Nation's "deadline poet," contributing every week a piece of verse on the news. There's nothing for improving a satirist's form like having a good target. Case in point: New Yorker regular Trillin, whose earlier verse sampler, Deadline Poet (1994), was mostly less amusing than last year's political cartoons. The present presidential administration, led as it is by the least articulate politician in living memory, seems heaven sent for satire
Killings by Calvin Trillin( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With all disrespect : more uncivil liberties by Calvin Trillin( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackson, 1964 : and other dispatches from fifty years of reporting on race in America by Calvin Trillin( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of previously uncollected essays, originally published in "The New Yorker," reflects the work of the eminent journalist's early career and traces his witness to the fledgling years of desegregation in Georgia
Dogfight : the 2012 presidential campaign in verse by Calvin Trillin( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a humorous ode to the 2012 presidential election that likens the campaign to a three-ring circus and includes riffs on figures ranging from Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich to Rick Perry and Rick Santorum
Uncivil liberties by Calvin Trillin( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enough's enough (and other rules of life) by Calvin Trillin( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Heckuva job : more of the Bush administration in rhyme by Calvin Trillin( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The humorist and author offers a new collection of irreverent verses that takes aim at the Bush administration
Alice, let's eat : further adventures of a happy eater by Calvin Trillin( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Calvin Trillin's Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin. "Trillin is our funniest food writer. He writes with charm, freedom, and a rare respect for language." 'New York magazine In this delightful and delicious book, Calvin Trillin, guided by an insatiable appetite, embarks on a hilarious odyssey in search of "something decent to eat." Across time zones and cultures, and often with his wife, Alice, at his side, Trillin shares his triumphs in the art of culinary discovery, including Dungeness crabs in California, barbecued mutton in Kentucky, potato latkes in London, blaff d'oursins in Martinique, and a $33 picnic on a no-frills flight to Miami. His eating companions include Fats Goldberg, the New York pizza baron and reformed blimp; William Edgett Smith, the man with the Naughahyde palate; and his six-year-old daughter, Sarah, who refuses to enter a Chinese restaurant unless she is carrying a bagel ("just in case"). And though Alice "has a weird predilection for limiting our family to three meals a day," on the road she proves to be a serious eater'despite "seemingly uncontrollable attacks of moderation." Alice, Let Eat amply demonstrates why The New Republic called Calvin Trillin "a classic American humorist." "One of the most brilliant humorists of our times ... Trillin is guaranteed good reading." 'Charleston Post and Courier "Read Trillin and laugh out loud." 'Time
Floater by Calvin Trillin( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a "floating" writer on a national magazine, Fred Becker's greatest diversion is keeping score on all office romances, until a hot tip about the president's wife gives his career a new boost
Third helpings by Calvin Trillin( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Runestruck by Calvin Trillin( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. journal by Calvin Trillin( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deciding the next decider : the 2008 presidential race in rhyme by Calvin Trillin( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compendium of verses offers a humorous look at the 2008 presidential campaign
 
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Tepper isn't going out : a novel
Alternative Names
Calvin Trillin Amerikaans journalist

Trillin, Bud

Trillin, Calvin

Trillin, Calvin Marshall.

Кэлвин Триллин

トリリン, カルヴィン

Languages
English (169)

Japanese (6)

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Remembering DennyToo soon to tellAn education in Georgia; the integration of Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton HolmesObliviously on he sails : the Bush administration in rhymeA Heckuva job : more of the Bush administration in rhymeAlice, let's eat : further adventures of a happy eaterDeciding the next decider : the 2008 presidential race in rhyme