Travels with Alice

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Avon Books, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 195 pages
In these fifteen essays the celebrated columnist and his family travel in search of the elusive treasures of Europe and the Caribbean, such as the best gelati in Italy or a palatable "fastfoude" hamburger on the Champs Elysee

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User Review  - LeslieHurd - LibraryThing

"Travels With Alice" by Calvin Trillin had me laughing out loud. My only disappointment was that there really wasn't much about Alice, and it's his love for and relationship with Alice that made me a Trillin fan to begin with. Read full review

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User Review  - MaryEB - LibraryThing

This book made me very jealous of folks who can decamp for months at a time to a completely foreign place and take up temporary residence. Because I work for companies and never seem to accrue enough ... Read full review


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About the author (1990)

Calvin Trillin attended public schools in Kansas City and went on to Yale University and graduated in 1957; he later served as a Fellow of the University. He was born on December 5, 1935. He worked as a reporter for Time magazine before joining the staff of The New Yorker in 1963. His reporting for The New Yorker on the racial integration of the University of Georgia was published in his first book, An Education in Georgia. Family, travel and food are also themes in Trillin's work. Three of his books American Fried; Alice, Let's Eat; and Third Helpings; were individually published and are also collected in the 1994 compendium The Tummy Trilogy. He has also written a collection of short stories Barnett Frummer Is An Unbloomed Flower (1969) and three comic novels, Runestruck (1977), Floater (1980), and Tepper Isn't Going Out (2001). Among his recent work, is Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse. He was awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor for Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff, in 2012.

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