Family Man

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Macmillan, Jun 30, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 184 pages
Calvin Trillin begins his wise and charming ruminations on family by stating the sum total of his child-rearing advice: "Try to get one that doesn't spit up. Otherwise, you're on your own." Suspicious of any child-rearing theories beyond "Your children are either the center of your life or they're not," Trillin has clearly reveled in the role of family man. Acknowledging the special perils to the privacy of people living with a writer who occasionally remarks, "I hope you're not under the impression that what you just said was off the record," Trillin deals with the subject of family in a way that is loving, honest, and wildly funny in Family Man.
 

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Trillin (Messages from My Father, 1996; Too Soon to Tell, 1995; etc.), ace reporter and effortless humorist that he is, turns to a decidedly domestic theme, uxorious and lovingly parental, in the ... Read full review

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For readers whose nerves are being shattered by all the feuds that are occurring in the human zoo in which we live and are willing to admit frankly that they'd like a little escapist reading, this ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
13
Section 3
61
Section 4
98
Section 5
117
Section 6
128
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About the author (1999)

Calvin Trillin is the author of many books including Messages from My Father, Remembering Denny, and Family Man. He writes a weekly column for Time and a weekly poem for The Nation. He lives in New York City.

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