Though it deals with devastating loss, About Alice is also a love story, chronicling a romance that began at a Manhattan party in December of 1963.
In Calvin's writing, Alice was sometimes his subject and always his muse. The dedication of the first book he published after her death read, "I wrote this for Alice. Actually, I wrote everything for Alice."
In that spirit, Calvin Trillin has, with About Alice, created a gift for the wife he adored and for his listeners.
"This touching tribute is certain to stir emotions." (Publishers Weekly)
A sweet, moving, well-read gem of a book. A series of short essays and quips that builds into a beautiful love story about author and his wife. Be prepared, it's short (1 hr 15 min), but so good I listened to it twice. Makes me want to read other of his pieces.
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