Calvin Trillin, who has something witty and insightful to say about any topic, has distinguished himself in fields of writing that are remarkably diverse. For thirty years, he has reported on the American scene for the New Yorker. His memoir of the fifties, Remembering Denny, was a New York Times bestseller. But he is perhaps best known for his humor—in his syndicated newspaper column, in the “Shouts and Murmurs” section of the New Yorker, in his antic adventures as a “happy cater,” in the weekly appearances with Johnny Carson and David Letterman.
This original recording—his first—features Trillin at his most uproarious, reading from his own articles and books. Wonderfully funny and full of surprises, this is a thoroughly satisfying, eminently entertaining, and beautifully crafted collection.
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