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ISBN:
0374525080
Author:
Calvin Trillin
Category:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Reprint edition (June 12, 1997)
Pages:
117 pages
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1530 kb
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Calvin Trillin, the celebrated New Yorker writer, offers a rich and engaging biography of his father

Calvin Trillin, the celebrated New Yorker writer, offers a rich and engaging biography of his father. gentle, straightforward book about love for a father is also about the way a father's life and words continue to influence a child's life and words, even after the father is gone and the child himself is a father. The man was stubborn", writes Calvin Trillin - the second most stubborn member of the Trillin family - to begin his fond, wry, and affecting memoir of his father.

I enjoyed the many anecdotes about his father and about his parents’ extended family. I frequently found myself laughing out loud. However, there was one episode that I particularly related to, something from my own childhood – sharing the backseat of the car with my brother on long car trips throughout the .

Calvin Trillin gentle, straightforward book about love for a father is also about the way a father's life and words continue to influence a child's life an. .

Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Calvin Trillin, the celebrated New Yorker writer, offers a rich and engaging biography of his father, as well as a literate and entertaining fanfare for the common (and decent, and hard-working) man. 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 is Russia.

Calvin Trillin, the celebrated New Yorker writer, offers a rich and engaging biography of his father, as well as a literate and entertaining fanfare for the common (and decent, and hard-working) man. In Kansas City, he was a grocer, at least until he swore off the grocery business

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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. 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 not yellow in color. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Their meanings were ambiguous to young Calvin. No fan of heart-to-hearts, Abe Trillin's most direct advice was the low-key dictum ""You might as well be a mensch. The renowned humorist fashions an affectionate portrait of his father that muses on the elliptical methods by which men raise sons and by which sons strive to please fathers.

Humorist and essayist Calvin Trillin writes a charming and thoughtful memoir of his father, Abe Trillin, and the family's Jewish Midwestern roots, with much to say about parenthood, adult's memories of childhood, and generational change and continuity.

The ultimate Father's Day book, this collection of extremely funny essays on fatherhood lets the reader in on the parenting secret that Trillin doesn’t know much about, either. SHOP NOW. A son’s recollections of the lessons he learned from his father that manages to be poignant without being maudlin. Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff.

Calvin Trillin, the celebrated New Yorker writer, offers a rich and engaging biography of his father, as well as a literate and entertaining fanfare for the common (and decent, and hard-working) man.

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 is Russia. In Kansas City, he was a grocer, at least until he swore off the grocery business. He was given to swearing off things―coffee, tobacco, alcohol, all neckties that were not yellow in color. Presumably he had also sworn off swearing, although he was a collector of curses, such as "May you have an injury that is not 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.

The author's unerring sense of the American character is everywhere apparent in this quietly powerful memoir, Messages from My Father.

  • Rarranere
This is a gentle and an introspective book that is easy to read. Trillin reflects on his father's positive impact on his mode of thinking from childhood to adulthood. His father's expression like, "You might as well be a mensch" carries the weight of wisdom that tends to stick around. He clearly inspired his son be a person of integrity. Parenting is difficult, and it appears that Trillin's father managed to balance just right on the tightrope between too much and too little of parenting -- just right -- and that's what good dads do. I know that mine does.
  • Mr.Twister
A moving tribute to a father he obviously loved, and to his family, foibles and all. Great reading! An easy and enjoyable way to while away a few hours.
  • Winn
Personal stories of the author's growing up and his dad. Stick with you.
  • Cezel
A wonderful tome to a good father.
  • Silver Globol
Calvin Trillin is a master story teller -- it's as if we had a one-to-one conversatoin, how wonderful.
  • Onath
Trillin gives us not only a valentine of his father but he does so without revealing any negativity -- he is able to see the man and his "agenda" without focusing on his own residue. This is an amazing feat considering how others have viewed the "agenda" of their fathers and how it cost them. One does not come across this graciousness frequently -- rarely is a better description.
  • Malahelm
I just love the way Trillin writes. And I love the idea that Trillin's father sent him to Yale, so he wouldn't be a grocer like his old man.
Lovely story by great author.