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The Resource About Alice, Calvin Trillin

About Alice, Calvin Trillin

Label
About Alice
Title
About Alice
Statement of responsibility
Calvin Trillin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Calvin Trillin's antic tales of family life, Alice was portrayed as the wife who had "a weird predilection for limiting our family to three meals a day" and the mother who thought that if you didn't go to every performance of your child's school play, "the county would come and take the child." Now, five years after her death, her husband offers this loving portrait of Alice Trillin off the page - an educator who was equally at home teaching at a university or a drug treatment center, a gifted writer, a stunningly beautiful and thoroughly engaged woman who, in the words of a friend, "managed to navigate the tricky waters between living a life you could be proud of and still delighting in the many things there are to take pleasure in."" "Though it deals with devastating loss, About Alice is also a love story, chronicling a romance that began at a Manhattan party when Calvin Trillin desperately tried to impress a young woman who "seemed to glow.""--BOOK JACKET
Summary
A remarkably moving and memorable tribute to Alice Trillin, who figured prominently and indelibly in Calvin Trillin's books, and in his life. Alice was a beautiful, brilliant, and beloved wife. She died all too soon, coincidentally on 9/11. Since then, Calvin Trillin has been working on a tribute. It was finally published in The New Yorker in March, and immediately became one of the most talked about pieces in recent years. Calvin then expanded the article into this persuasive and poignant portrait, which is not about grief, but rather a celebration of a remarkably rewarding and remunerative life. It has left listeners in tears, unable, for a while, to shake the experience from the mind. Because - beyond anything else - this is truly a love story, something all too rare today
Tone
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
175532
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
814.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.R5
LC item number
Z46 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
About Alice, Calvin Trillin
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
78 p.
Isbn
9781400066155
Lccn
2006045573
System control number
(Sirsi) a425869
Label
About Alice, Calvin Trillin
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
78 p.
Isbn
9781400066155
Lccn
2006045573
System control number
(Sirsi) a425869

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