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Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin by Calvin Trillin
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Sep 24, 11

bookshelves: humor, nonfiction
Read in September, 2011

A big, satisfying collection of pieces from Trillin, probably the best living American humorist, which includes excerpts from at least two of his novels. Of course, you probably should read it an essay a day or something, in snippets, not in big, overswhelming gulps the way I did, but it's enjoyable either way. Trillin warns that he did some rewriting, and it's true that some of the pieces I knew seem tweaked. There's not a lot of his famous restaurant and food writing, and to my taste some of the poems (he's "deadline poet" for the Nation magazine) are weak, but you don't often get this big chunk of Trillin to enjoy, so why cavil?
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