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[book review] No Fair! No Fair! And Other Jolly Poems of Childhood by Calvin Trillin and Roz Chast

Do you have a bossy older sibling? Wish you could eat ice cream for breakfast instead of oatmeal? Why ride the bus to school when a helicopter would be so much better? 1,230 more words

Poetry Friday

8 Books That Will Make You Laugh...

…When Politics Makes You Want to Cry.

Interesting (and eclectic) list of books from offtheshelf.com related to the above title.

About Alice

by Calvin Trillin (Random House 2006; ISBN 978-1-4000-6615-5)

This is the first book I’ve read by Calvin Trillin; by 2006, he had written 24 of them, of which a number feature his wife, Alice. 103 more words


About Alice, by Calvin Trillin

About Alice is Calvin Trillin’s tribute to his late wife, the beloved Alice. It came out five years after her death, providing enough time for perspective. 800 more words


Not Quite Enough

I’m just about to finish a book called “Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin” which is a depressing prospect to contemplate.  I often feel bad at the end of a good book, sometimes even at the end of a bad book, largely because my taste in books is somewhat narrow.   390 more words


Out of here

Today, we are doing something that makes life sustainable here at the Fun Apartment: leaving. We depart by car for a month or so in the Midwest so the boys can add swimming in lakes, … 500 more words

The Outside World

Haiku, A Picture Books Golden Age

“Jane Smiley, Calvin – Trillin; literary big – shots write picture books”