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Uncivil Liberties

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These essays were written for The Nation in the late seventies and early eighties.
Paperback, 206 pages
Published January 1st 1983 by Anchor Books (first published 1982)
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Hope
Dec 04, 2010 Hope rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Trillin strikes again, this time with a collection of columns from his stint at The Nation, the noted left-wing magazine. As always, his writing is sharp and elegant. Here he's writing about administrations from Reagan to Carter, and doing it with dry wit and verve. No one remains unscathed, and the swipes at Nancy Reagan are delicious. While he's known for his food writing, people forget his large body of political pieces. This will remind them.

The only reason this gets four instead of five sta
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Nov 15, 2008 Marigold rated it liked it
Recommended to Marigold by: Jessica
Shelves: humor, essays
A short book of funny essays written in the 70s and 80s. I hesitate to write too much about Calvin Trillin, for fear of making a grammatical or spelling error! The essays are great - a bit dated, but it was fun saying, "oh yeah, I remember that!" about the Carter & Reagan administrations. Of course, some things never change - in one essay, Trillin writes about a member of the Reagan admin who says he can't possibly get by on only $150,000 a year (in 1981) - which reminds me of the people cur ...more
Susan
Oct 28, 2009 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor, nonfiction
This is an early collection of Trillin's columns for the Nation Magazine, focusing on the Carter and early Reagan administrations. Trillin, unusually in a topical columnist, produces work that doesn't usually date; it remains funny even though the lead characters have faded from the political scene.
Jeff
Jul 22, 2012 Jeff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rereading this one. Still as funny now as when it was written in the 70s/80s.

Finished...now, on to Trillin's Tummy Trilogy....
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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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