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About Alice
About Alice
Author: Calvin Trillin
In Calvin Trillin’s antic tales of family life, she was portrayed as the wife who had “a weird predilection for limiting our family to three meals a day” and the mother who thought that if you didn’t go to every performance of your child’s school play, “the county would come and take the child.” Now, fiv...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781400066155
ISBN-10: 1400066158
Publication Date: 12/26/2006
Pages: 96
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 60 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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caviglia avatar reviewed About Alice on
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.
sari-lynn avatar reviewed About Alice on + 207 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
A poignant and heartfelt love letter to the author's late wife and muse. I read it in one sitting.
gotchagal avatar reviewed About Alice on + 97 more book reviews
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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Enjoyed this book.
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Great weekend read. Beautiful story about Alice Trillin, would recommend.
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Very touching.


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