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Travels with Alice
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Calvin Trillin is the author of many books, including Family Man (FSG, 1998) and Messages from My Father (FSG, 1996). He writes a weekly column for Time and a weekly poem for The Nation. He lives in New York City.

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The humorist explores Europe and the Caribbean with his family, commenting on the events, etiquette and food they encounter. ``If he were a stand-up comedian, these essays would be called routines,'' PW stated. ``The peripatetic, insatiably curious Trillin is invariably entertaining.'' (Nov.)

Readers who know Trillin's work are justified in expecting from him something quite different from the ordinary travel book, and they will find it here. In this gathering of 15 recollections of holidays, many of which were written originally for periodicals such as The New Yorker , Trillin offers himself as essayist rather than descriptive writer, interpreter rather than guide. With him most of the time were his wife Alice and two daughters, and their experiences--renting a house in the south of France, shopping at the Central Market in Florence, and hanging around the small French town of Uzes--provide the themes of a readable, unexacting book of pleasant rambles and a multiplicity of small happenings and human stories. Those who like bright, inconsequential chatter, with many diverse scraps of information thrown in, will enjoy this book. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 6/1/89.-- A.J. Anderson, Graduate Sch. of Library & Information Science, Simmons Coll., Boston

"Utterly delightful . . . the sophisticated traveler masquerading as innocent abroad." --Newsday"One of the classiest and funniest writers . . . Tantalizing and hilarious." --The New York Times Book Review"A book full of delights! His work is a moveable feast." --Lloyd Rose, The Village Voice"Trillin's skillful book of travel, food and humor is an entertaining excursion." --The Christian Science Monitor

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