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- DescriptionMessages From My Father The man was stubborn, says Calvin Trillin -- the second most stubborn member of the Trillin family -- to begin his fond, wry and affecting memoir of his father. Abe Trillin had the western Missouri accent of someone who had grown up in St. Joseph and the dreams of America of someone who had been born in Russia. He was given to swearing off things -- coffee, tobacco, alcohol, all neckties that were t yellow in color. Presumably, he had also sworn off swearing, although he was a collector of curses like May you have an injury that is t covered by workman's compensation. Although he had a strong vision of the sort of person he wanted his son to be, his explicit advice about how to behave didn't go beyond an almost lackadaisical You might as well be a mensch. Somehow, though, Abe Trillin's messages got through clearly. Admirers of Calvin Trillin's unerring sense of the American character will be entertained and touched by this quietly powerful memoir.
- Author BiographyCalvin Trillin has been writing for The New Yorker for over 30 years. His many books include Tepper Isn't Going Out, Travels with Alice, Remembering Denny, Family Man, The Tummy Trilogy, Deadline Poet, and Too Soon To Tell.
- Author(s)Calvin Trillin
- PublisherFarrar, Straus and Giroux
- Date of Publication12/06/1997
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectAutobiography: General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintFarrar, Straus and Giroux
- Weight113 g
- Width137 mm
- Height208 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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