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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (693 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Calvin Trillin Narrator: Calvin Trillin Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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What Calvin Trillin likes to write about is eating rather than food. Known to his fans as a “happy eater,” he is also a highly-respected journalist and a nimble humorist. It is this unique combination of talents that makes The Tummy Trilogy such a wonderfully entertaining collection. It includes American Fried; Alice, Let’s Eat; and Third Helpings.

In the 1970s, when Trillin was writing the American Journal feature for the New Yorker, he spent a great deal of time on the road, diligently questing after the best cooking in every city, town, and village he passed through. When approaching local people, his technique was simple, and simply brilliant: “Don’t take me to the place you took your parents on their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary; take me to the place you went the night you came home after fourteen months in Korea.” With this kind of attitude, whether he is writing about taking his own multi-course picnic on a no-frills flight to Miami, describing the perils of post eating, indulging in the pleasures of pigging-out in Hong Kong, or giving us the definitive history of the origin of the Buffalo chicken wing, the results are marvelously funny and will be a very special treat for people who love eating and relish good prose.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karen | 2/18/2014

    " I'm really enjoying this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Holly | 2/10/2014

    " A bit repetitive in its entirety. I prefer Alice Let's Eat standing on its own,I think. But Trillan's love of food, Alice, and adventure is endearing and he still manages to make me laugh on every page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Schmerica | 2/10/2014

    " Utterly fantastic. In retrospect, I should have been prepared for how incredibly freaking hungry it made me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by L Greyfort | 2/8/2014

    " "Alice, Let's Eat" was probably my firsy foray into food-travelogue, and I was hooked from page one. Trillin's humor, as well as his very amiable depiction of his relationship with his wife Alice, and two daughters, make the 3 books in this combined volume an endless joy. "

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