Don't miss Calvin Trillin, Christopher Buckley, Steve Martin, and other humorists discussing their craft at the New Yorker Festival.
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"Marvelously funny and horrifyingly mouth-watering." (Rolling Stone)
"Trillin is to food writing what Chaplin was to film acting." (BusinessWeek)
I love Calvin Trillin's writings and thought this would be a fun book, but gave up after 3 tummy tales, unable to listen anymore to his exceedingly dull narration. His inflection rarely varies and his timing is way off. With the talents of a professional narrator this book would be an absolute hoot, instead of a big disappointment.
Let me preface this by saying that I LOOOOOOve Calvin Trillin's writing, have done so for the past 25 years. Both his food writing and his novels are always laugh out loud funny. It's impossible to understand why his narration of his own stuff is SO dreadful: monotone, no sense of comic timing or delivery.
How can he write like that and yet read like that???
I'm mystified. But my advice is, read his stuff, it's fabulous,...
but DON'T listen to it!
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