Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff

Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff


For at least forty years, Calvin Trillin has committed blatant acts of funniness all over the placein The New Yorker, in one-man off-Broadway shows, in his deadline poetry for The Nation, in comic novels like Tepper Isn't Going Out, in books chronicling his adventures as a happy eater, and in the column USA Today called simply the funniest regular column in journalism. Now Trillin selects the best of his funny stuff and organizes it into topics like high finance (My long-term investment strategy has been criticized as being entirely too dependent on Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes) and the literary life (The average shelf life of a book is somewhere between milk and yogurt.) In Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin, the author deals with such subjects as the horrors of witnessing a voodoo economics ceremony and the mystery of how his mother managed for thirty years to feed her family nothing but leftovers (We have a team of anthropologists in there now looking for the original meal) and the true story behind the Shoe Bomber: The one terrorist in England with a sense of humor, a man known as Khalid the Droll, had said to the cell, I bet I can get them all to take off their shoes in airports.' He remembers Sarah Palin with a poem called On a Clear Day, I See Vladivostok and John Edwards with one called Yes, I Know He's a Mill Worker's Son, but There's Hollywood in That Hair. In this, the definitive collection of his humor, Calvin Trillin is prescient, insightful, and invariably hilarious. From the Hardcover edition.







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