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Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Calvin Trillin, New Yorker staff writer and The Nation’s deadline poet, talks about his latest book of collected works, Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff. He cover topics from the literary life to the horrors of witnessing a voodoo economics ceremony and the mystery of how his mother managed for thirty years to feed her family nothing but leftovers.

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Calvin Trillin

Comments [7]

Dean from Sierra Madre, CA

Why is this only 3 minutes long? Cuts off suddenly, but the timing lists as just 3.08 minutes, no matter what version I try to listen to. Since no one else mentions this, I assume it's just me getting the cutoff.

Sep. 14 2011 04:51 PM
Sophie from Poughkeepsie, NY

Thank you! Thank you! I am laughing my a** off!

Definitely the highlight of my day!!!!!!

Sep. 13 2011 12:57 PM
Dan K from NYC

When Trillin mentioned "the unpleasantness" in the Clinton administration, my first thought was "which one?"

Sep. 13 2011 12:57 PM
MIke from Tribeca

I'm looking forward to reading the book, the title of which reminds me of another writer's collection, "The Most of S.J. Perelman."

Sep. 13 2011 12:56 PM
Amy from Manhattan

On the way to the funeral of the 1st friend in my own age range who died, I felt that the whole world should be mourning along with me & his family & friends. 9/11 showed me that that would not have been better after all, & when I heard that Alice Trillin had died that day, I thought of that feeling.

Sep. 13 2011 12:56 PM
C Cee from nj

Cannot believe I've heard CT mention the fabled Chez Helen on the air. The late and beloved Auston Leslie must be grinning!

Sep. 13 2011 12:52 PM
Sophie from Poughkeepsie, NY

I can whistle and hum at the same time! But only the same tune!

Sep. 13 2011 12:45 PM

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