Book Reviews of About Alice

About Alice
About Alice
Author: Calvin Trillin
ISBN-13: 9781400066155
ISBN-10: 1400066158
Publication Date: 12/26/2006
Pages: 96
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 57 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 5
When I read the New Yorker article that forms the bulk of this book, I wound up crying on the subway. Now, several years later, I am still moved by Trillin's glorious ode to his much loved wife.
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A poignant and heartfelt love letter to the author's late wife and muse. I read it in one sitting.
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Helpful Score: 2
Beautifully written, loving, warm, tender tale of family life and love. This was a happy marriage between two intelligent, humorous people and their children. Now, more than 8 years after her death, Calvin Trillin offers us a portrait of Alice Trillin - a stunningly beautiful woman who was an educator who was equally at home teaching at a university or helping out at a drug center, raising her girls, or working as a gifted writer. This beautiful love story deals with devastating loss in a way you can relate to, whether you have suffered the same or not. It is a fast and absorbing read. I do recommend it and suggest passing it on then to a good friend.
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Beautiful but down to earth memoir/love story to/about his wife by a brilliant writer.
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Beautiful tribute from a man who deeply loved his wife.
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Beautiful read.
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Great weekend read. Beautiful story about Alice Trillin, would recommend.
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Very touching.
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Enjoyed this book.
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A love story - written for and about the author's late wife, Alice. Though he deals with the heartbreak of losing her, he successfully depicts their loving, funny relationship. Or, as he tells it of the night they met: "You have never again been as funny as you were that night," Alice would say, twenty or thirty years later. "You mean I peaked in Decemberof 1963?" "I'm afraid so."
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I loved this book so much! It was just great.
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Delightful love story
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This is a wonderful memoir. It made me want to follow Trillin in how wonderfully he loved his wife.