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4.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 5 4.07 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Calvin Trillin Narrator: Calvin Trillin Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2006 ISBN: 9780739342176
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A remarkably moving and memorable tribute to Alice Trillin, who figured prominently and indelibly in Calvin Trillin’s books, and in his life. Alice was a beautiful, brilliant, and beloved wife. She died all too soon, coincidentally on 9/11. Since then, Calvin Trillin has been working on a tribute. It was finally published in The New Yorker in March, and immediately became one of the most talked about pieces in recent years. Calvin then expanded the article into this persuasive and poignant portrait, which is not about grief, but rather a celebration of a remarkably rewarding and remunerative life. It has left listeners in tears, unable, for a while, to shake the experience from the mind. Because—beyond anything else—this is truly a love story, something all too rare today.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 6/13/2011

    " This is a novel that reads like a memoir of suffering with early onset Alzheimers. Scary and heartbreaking. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristina | 6/9/2011

    " If you were a regular reader of Calvin Trillen, this would have been a fantastic book and a great tribute to his late wife, Alice. It was still a nice tribute, but to someone I didn't know. I can't even remember how it got on my book list. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/26/2011

    " I was warned that this one was a little too sweet- but I really liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 5/21/2011

    " Short but good. Made me want to read more Trilin "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 4/19/2011

    " Beautiful and inspriring are overused words but in this case,so apt. Trillin writes of his beloved wife Alice who died just after their second daughter's wedding.She was someone I wish I had met and it is to his credit that I felt such loss while reading the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly | 4/16/2011

    " Excellent tribute to a loved wife and a journey through their life together after heer death from cancer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 4/12/2011

    " What a great short read. It made me want to be friends with Alice "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ke | 4/8/2011

    " Now that I have read the year of Magical Thinking, I begin to understand more why the piece lacks chronological order.

    He did a great job making her seem lovable, but still not perfect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 3/24/2011

    " I read this loving tribute to a wife in two hours. Warm story about a woman who wants to protect her husband and daughters and knows she is going to die -- all written from the husband's perspective. I loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gordonclan5 | 3/24/2011

    " I had goose bumps after I finished this tribute to the author's wife. The amount of love, admiration, and respect he held for her was touching. Not only did he adore her, he noticed all the "little" things. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 3/23/2011

    " Charming love story chronicling a romance that began in 1963. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 3/18/2011

    " Excellent memoir about his wife. Wonderfully written and fast to get through. Real love stories are so much fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolinecarver | 3/16/2011

    " Short, poignant memory of Alice, the love of Trillin's life, written with great care and wit. Will leave you with a lump in your throat and a resolve to treat with more love and care the ones we love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 3/8/2011

    " What a wonderful tribute to his wife. I would consider my marriage a success if my husband could write such a loving book about me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 3/1/2011

    " Long, loving marriages deserve more attention. "

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About the Author
Author Calvin Trillin

Calvin Trillin has been a staff writer for the New Yorker since 1963. He is the author of numerous books, including About Alice, Deadline Poet, Family Man, American Stories, Killings, Uncivil Liberties, and Remembering Denny, a New York Times bestseller. He lives in New York and eats heartily whenever he travels.