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"Every good idea sooner or later degenerates into hard work."

“Every good idea sooner or later degenerates into hard work.”

— Calvin Trillin, journalist


American Stories, by Calvin Trillin

American Stories, from 1991, is a collection of twelve New Yorker pieces by Calvin Trillin.

I’ve read mostly Trillin’s humor writings, as well as his memoirs, which are kind of whimsical and have a certain amount of humor as well. 6,925 more words


159. Books Bought & Read, August 2017…

My vision was 20/20 this August: 20 bought, 20 read, but it was quality and not just quantity this summer, as you can see from the many… 778 more words


“The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.”
― Calvin Trillin

Herbs Patch

5 Books To Help You Heal

We all go through difficult times and the one thing that always makes me feel better is a good book. But a lot of use wouldn’t reach for a “Self Help” book that just wouldn’t be our first point of call. 1,131 more words

Book Blogger

Review: Feeding a Yen: Savoring Local Specialties, from Kansas City to Cuzco

Brief synopsis (Goodreads): Calvin Trillin has never been a champion of the “continental cuisine” palaces he used to refer to as La Maison de la Casa House. 279 more words


Chimamanda becomes the second Nigerian to be elected into US Academy of Arts and Letters

Award winning Nigerian Author, Chimamanda Ngozi- Adichie has added another feather to her cap as she has been elected into the American Academy of Arts and Letters as a foreign honorary member. 134 more words