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Calvin Trillin, Piece by Piece

4.08  ·  Rating Details ·  39 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Calvin Trillin, who has something witty and insightful to say about any topic, has distinguished himself in fields of writing that are remarkably diverse. For thirty years, he has reported on the American scene for "The New Yorker." His memoir of the fifties, "Remembering Denny," was a "New York Times" bestseller. But he is perhaps best known for his humor in his syndicate ...more
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Published February 1st 1996 by Highbridge Audio (first published 1996)
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Jul 27, 2015 Dan rated it it was ok
Trillin gets quite a few funny one-liners mentioned in a range of subjects, so I thought I'd give the book a go. It had some laughs, but not much of anything deeper or more profound. No great truths lurking behind the laughter, as I really hope from humor (and I get, for example, from Terry Pratchett). Just him ridiculing/teasing his dentist.
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Jul 24, 2015 Margaret Heller rated it really liked it
Shelves: humor
An audiobook perfect for some light summer humor. I think I've read the print version before, but I do enjoy Calvin Trillin reading his own work.
Oct 05, 2011 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've listened to a few of Trillin's books and he is very funny. I love his dry, understated humor.

Can't keep the books separate...was this the one with the short story titled "Geography". The story about how he and his sister would fight over territory in the back seat of the car. His mother's admonition "we don't hit girls", so his sister was Russia bristling with arms and he was Switzerland. A bad day is a "multi-motor day...I thought I just replaced the motor in the dishwasher". He couldn't c
Curmudgeon humor. A few random silly poems. Clean, crisp writing. Loved it!
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Mar 09, 2012 Mary Ann rated it really liked it
Very funny, insightful humor. Worth the read just for the Chinatown chicken story. I listened to the book, read by Trillin, a good way to enjoy it.
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Calvin (Bud) Marshall Trillin is an American journalist, humorist, and novelist. He is best known for his humorous writings about food and eating, but he has also written much serious journalism, comic verse, and several books of fiction.

Trillin attended public schools in Kansas City and went on to Yale University, where he served as chairman of the Yale Daily News and became a member of Scroll an
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