what are the midwestern male virtues ?
stoicism / dependability / humility
being useful in the face of adversity
and the virtues of new york jewish males ?
shrewd / shrill / clever / read the fine print
unruffled in the face of adversity
who could possibly have a foot in both worlds ?
well his name is calvin " call me bud " trillin
he has written a small humble shrewd book to prove it
the main character lives life on this own terms
the world wants to press him into its' mold
he resists in a stubborn thoughtful way
the book is a parable for grown men
it is a primer on how to live an authentic life
trillin tells you the hard truth with a sly wink