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Calvin Trillin

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Calvin Trillin, who became The Nation’s “deadline poet” in 1990, has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1963. He is the author of Deciding the Next Decider, A Heckuva Job, Obliviously on He Sails, and About Alice. He has also written verse on the events of the day for The New Yorker, The New York Times, and National Public Radio. He says he believes in an inclusive political system that prohibits from public office only those whose names have awkward meter or are difficult to rhyme. He lives in New York.

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Russ & Daughters
Reflections and Recipes from the House That Herring Built
Written by Mark Russ Federman
Foreword by Calvin Trillin


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $25.95

The former owner/proprietor of the beloved appetizing store on Manhattan’s Lower East Side tells the delightful, mouthwatering story of an immigrant family’s journey from a pushcart in 1907 to “New York’s most hallowed shrine to the miracle of caviar, smoked salmon, ethereal herring, and silken chopped liver” (The New York Times... Read more >
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Russ & Daughters
Reflections and Recipes from the House That Herring Built
Written by Mark Russ Federman
Foreword by Calvin Trillin


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $13.99

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The Big New Yorker Book of Cats

Written by The New Yorker Magazine
Contribution by Haruki Murakami, Calvin Trillin and M.F.K. Fisher
Foreword by Anthony Lane


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $17.99

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The Big New Yorker Book of Cats

Written by The New Yorker Magazine
Contribution by Haruki Murakami, Calvin Trillin and M.F.K. Fisher
Foreword by Anthony Lane


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $40.00

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About Alice

Written by Calvin Trillin


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 26, 2006
Price: $14.95

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

About Alice

Written by Calvin Trillin


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 26, 2006
Price: $11.99

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Alice, Let's Eat
Further Adventures of a Happy Eater
Written by Calvin Trillin


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: December 26, 2006
Price: $12.95

In this delightful and delicious book, Calvin Trillin, guided by an insatiable appetite, embarks on a hilarious odyssey in search of “something decent to eat.” Across time zones and cultures, and often with his wife, Alice, at his side, Trillin shares his triumphs in the art of culinary discovery, including Dungeness... Read more >
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Alice, Let's Eat
Further Adventures of a Happy Eater
Written by Calvin Trillin


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 23, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Deciding the Next Decider
The 2008 Presidential Race in Rhyme
Written by Calvin Trillin


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 25, 2008
Price: $11.99

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Dogfight
The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse
Written by Calvin Trillin


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $16.00

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Dogfight
The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse
Written by Calvin Trillin


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $9.99

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Feeding a Yen
Savoring Local Specialties, from Kansas City to Cuzco
Written by Calvin Trillin


Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 11, 2004
Price: $15.00

Calvin Trillin has never been a champion of the “continental cuisine” palaces he used to refer to as La Maison de la Casa House. What he treasures is the superb local specialty. And he will go anywhere to find one. As it happens, some of his favorite dishes can be found... Read more >
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Feeding a Yen
Savoring Local Specialties, from Kansas City to Cuzco
Written by Calvin Trillin


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 6, 2003
Price: $11.99

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A Heckuva Job
More of the Bush Administration in Rhyme
Written by Calvin Trillin


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 30, 2006
Price: $12.95

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A Heckuva Job
More of the Bush Administration in Rhyme
Written by Calvin Trillin


Format: eBook, 128 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Obliviously On He Sails
The Bush Administration in Rhyme
Written by Calvin Trillin


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 1, 2004
Price: $12.95

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Obliviously On He Sails
The Bush Administration in Rhyme
Written by Calvin Trillin


Format: eBook, 128 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin
Forty Years of Funny Stuff
Written by Calvin Trillin


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $12.99

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Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin
Forty Years of Funny Stuff
Written by Calvin Trillin


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: December 4, 2012
Price: $17.00

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Tepper Isn't Going Out
A Novel
Written by Calvin Trillin


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $13.95

Murray Tepper would say that he is an ordinary New Yorker who is simply trying to read the newspaper in peace. But he reads while sitting behind the wheel of his parked car, and his car always seems to be in a particularly desirable parking spot. Not surprisingly, he is regularly... Read more >
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Tepper Isn't Going Out
A Novel
Written by Calvin Trillin


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 15, 2002
Price: $9.99

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40 Years of Chez Panisse: The Power of Gathering

Written by Alice Waters
Afterword by Michael Pollan
Foreword by Calvin Trillin


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $55.00

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