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A Week in Literary History

December 5th, 2002

American writer Calvin Trillin (American Fried, 1974) is born in 1935 in Kansas City, Mo.

Calvin Trillin, b. December 5, 1935

Trillin is perhaps best known as a food writer, but his books, whatever the subject, are all humorous and charmingly light-hearted. Start with The Tummy Trilogy (American Fried, Alice, Let’s Eat, and Third Helpings) and then go on from there. A true delight, and sometimes very moving, as when writing about his late wife.

Suggested Reading Books U.S. Journal, 1971. American Fried: Adventures of a Happy Eater, 1974. Alice, Let’s Eat: Further Adventures of a Happy Eater, 1978. Uncivil Liberties, 1982. Third Helpings, 1983. If You Can’t Say Something Nice, 1987. Travels with Alice, 1989. American Stories, 1991. Family Man, 1998.

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