Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin

At age 75, with new comedic material still flowing freely, Calvin Trillin shows no signs of halting his droll observations on modern life. But he and his fans can certainly be afforded a look backwards at his past four decades of brilliant humor writing, sampled in this hefty new volume. Poems, essays, and song lyrics vie to generate laughs aplenty, each barbed with a small quill of hard-earned wisdom.

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