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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, she 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-his 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." "You have never again been as funny as you were that night," Alice would say, twenty or thirty years later. "You mean I peaked in December of 1963?" "I'm afraid so." But he never quit trying to impress her. In his writing, she was sometimes his subject and always his muse. The dedication of the first book he published after her death read, "I wrote this for Alice. Actually, I wrote everything for Alice." In that spirit, Calvin Trillin has, with About Alice, created a gift to the wife he adored and to his readers."--Publisher's website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trillin, Calvin
Dewey number
  • 814/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.R5
LC item number
Z46 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trillin, Calvin
  • Trillin, Alice Stewart
  • Authors' spouses
  • Cancer
  • Authors, American
Label
About Alice, Calvin Trillin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
70265616
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
78 pages
Isbn
9781400066155
Lccn
2006045573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)70265616
Label
About Alice, Calvin Trillin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
70265616
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
78 pages
Isbn
9781400066155
Lccn
2006045573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)70265616

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