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    • Tales from The Tummy Trilogy

    • By: Calvin Trillin
    • Narrated by: Calvin Trillin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Calvin Trillin proves that he is one of America's funniest food writers, while recalling his efforts to write a definitive history of the Buffalo chicken wing to his attempts to lure his older daughter back from California by finding an irresistible bagel.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I agree with Laurie's review!

    • By Paula on 02-20-07

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Piece by Piece (Unabridged Selections)

    • By: Calvin Trillin
    • Narrated by: Calvin Trillin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    This original recording - his first - features Trillin at his most uproarious, reading from his own articles and books. Wonderfully funny and full of surprises, this is a thoroughly satisfying, eminently entertaining, and beautifully crafted collection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful, warm, wry gem.

    • By w Stulmaker on 12-26-10

    Regular price: $11.87

    • Killings

    • By: Calvin Trillin
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    "Reporters love murders," Calvin Trillin writes in the introduction to Killings. "In a pinch, what the lawyers call 'wrongful death' will do, particularly if it's sudden." Killings, first published in 1984 and expanded for this edition, shows Trillin to be such a reporter, drawn time after time to tales of sudden death. But Trillin is attracted less by violence or police procedure than by the way the fabric of people's lives is suddenly exposed when someone comes to an untimely end.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oh, To Hear Calvin's Cadence Once More.

    • By w Stulmaker on 09-07-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • New Treasury of Great Humorists

    • By: Dave Barry, Jonathan Winters, George Burns, and others
    • Narrated by: Arte Johnson, John Ritter, Art Buchwald, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 15

    From the grand old man of comedy, George Burns to the up-to-the minute observations of today's everyman, Dave Barry, these great humorists share one thing in common: their very individual, often raucously funny perception of the world around them. Laugh and enjoy!

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Sorry Dave. You have overdone boogers.

    • By L. Burbach on 08-25-12

    Regular price: $13.96

    • 92Y Video: Andy Borowitz’s Countdown to Election 2012

    • By: Andy Borowitz, Lewis Black, Hendrik Hertzberg, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Andy Borowitz was here last week with friends Susie Essman, Hendrik Hertzberg, Calvin Trillin and surprise guest Lewis Black, for his Countdown to Election 2012. Before the panel took the stage, Borowitz performed a monologue on stage that had the audience, and his panel guests, in stitches.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Calvin Trillin at the 92nd Street Y

    • By: Calvin Trillin
    • Narrated by: Mark Singer
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Calvin Trillin has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1963, the year the magazine published "An Education in Georgia", his account of the desegregation of the University of Georgia. He also became the "deadline poet" at The Nation in 1990. He has written verses on current events for The New Yorker, The New York Times, and National Public Radio, and has published 25 books.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • An Evening With Garrison Keillor, Maya Angelou, Laurie Colwin, Tom Wolfe and Calvin Trillin

    • By: Garrison Keillor, Maya Angelou, Laurie Colwin, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Many among America's wittiest, most perceptive, and popular writers join to read their works aloud at a fundraiser to benefit the homeless. Authors participating include Garrison Keillor, Maya Angelou, Laurie Colwin, Tom Wolfe, and Calvin Trillin.

    Regular price: $7.66

    • About Alice

    • By: Calvin Trillin
    • Narrated by: Calvin Trillin
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    In Calvin Trillin's antic tales of family life, Alice was portrayed as the wife who had "a weird predilection for limiting our family to three meals a day" and the mother who thought that if you didn't go to every performance of your child's school play, "the county would come and take the child". Now, five years after her death, her husband offers this loving portrait of Alice Trillin off the page.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful gem

    • By P. Bergh on 04-09-07

    Regular price: $15.93

    • Tepper Isn't Going Out

    • By: Calvin Trillin
    • Narrated by: Calvin Trillin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Tepper enjoys sitting in his car, reading his newspaper in peace. His car always seems to be parked in a prime spot and other drivers want to know if Tepper is going out. He isn't. This drives some people crazy - including the mayor - but leads others to think Tepper harbors some hidden wisdom. The tale that emerges is "refreshing and completely likable."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dog Stopping Funny

    • By George on 01-24-03

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Jackson, 1964

    • And Other Dispatches from Fifty Years of Reporting on Race in America
    • By: Calvin Trillin
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass, Calvin Trillin - introduction
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In the early '60s, Calvin Trillin got his start as a journalist covering the Civil Rights Movement in the South. Over the next five decades of reporting, he often returned to scenes of racial tension. Now, for the first time, the best of Trillin's pieces on race in America have been collected in one volume.

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The New Yorker, October 10th 2011 (Calvin Trillin, Jane Mayer, Miranda July)

    • By: Calvin Trillin, Jane Mayer, Miranda July
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    "Euro Science", by John Lanchester; "A Waste of Energy?", by James Surowiecki; "The Golden Age", by Calvin Trillin; "State for Sale", by Jane Mayer; "Free Everything", by Miranda July; "To Catch a Beat", by Jonathan Lethem; and "Primary Suspect", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, May 10th, 2010 (Calvin Trillin, John Seabrook, Simon Schama)

    • By: Calvin Trillin, John Seabrook, Simon Schama
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    "Three-Way Race", by Simon Schama; "Hef's Peak", by Dana Goodyear; "Make My Day", by Tad Friend; "Incident in Dodge City", by Calvin Trillin; "The Last Babylift", by John Seabrook; and "Fighting Form", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker

    • The Food Issue (September 3 & 10, 2007): Part 2
    • By: Anthony Lane, Donald Antrim, David Sedaris, and others
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "Choke", by Anthony Lane; "A Man in the Kitchen", by Donald Antrim; "Tasteless", by David Sedaris; "Spice Routes", by Jane Kramer; "The Fast Lane", by Judith Thurman; and "Three Chopsticks", by Calvin Trillin

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • can't stand the reader!

    • By Rose on 10-22-07

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker Festival

    • Calvin Trillin Interviewed by Mark Singer
    • By: Calvin Trillin
    • Narrated by: Mark Singer
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    This interview was recorded live at the 2006 New Yorker Festival in New York City.

    Regular price: $9.95

    • The New Yorker, July 25th 2011 (Alec Wilkinson, Calvin Trillin, Robert Coover)

    • By: Alec Wilkinson, Calvin Trillin, Robert Coover
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "Empty Wallets", by George Packer; “Let’s Get Small”, by Alec Wilkinson; "Back on the Bus", by Calvin Trillin; "Matinee", by Robert Coover; and "Easy, Tiger", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Sept. 25, 2006)

    • By: Elizabeth Kolbert, James Surowiecki, Andrea Lee, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "Untransformed" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Wagers of Sin" by James Surowiecki; "Bag Lady" by Andrea Lee; "Rag Time" by Calvin Trillin; "Dressed for Excess" by Judith Thurman; "Backstage Angst" by Tad Friend; and "Dream On" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Thalia Book Club: Chast! Menaker! Trillin!

    • By: Roz Chast, Calvin Trillin, Daniel Menaker
    • Narrated by: Adam Gopnik, Jane Curtin, Reg Rogers
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Roz Chast brings her brilliant, hilarious artwork to No Fair! No Fair! and Other Jolly Poems of Childhood by Calvin Trillin and The African Svelte: Ingenious Misspellings That Make Surprising Sense by Daniel Menaker, as well as her own memoir Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?. Join us for a conversation moderated by Adam Gopnik (The New Yorker) between the artist and authors, plus readings by Jane Curtin and Reg Rogers (The Knick).

    Regular price: $3.41

    • The New Yorker (March 27, 2006)

    • By: Hendrick Hertzberg, Ben McGrath, Calvin Trillin, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "Disarray This" by Hendrick Hertzberg; "Launching Mr. Whitehouse" by Ben McGrath; "Alice, Off the Page" by Calvin Trillin; "Triple Threat" by Nancy Franklin; and "Unsocial Studies" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Thalia Book Club: Chast! Menaker! Trillin!

    • By: Roz Chast, Calvin Trillin, Daniel Menaker
    • Narrated by: Adam Gopnik, Jane Curtin, Reg Rogers
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Roz Chast brings her brilliant, hilarious artwork to No Fair! No Fair! and Other Jolly Poems of Childhood by Calvin Trillin and The African Svelte: Ingenious Misspellings That Make Surprising Sense by Daniel Menaker, as well as her own memoir Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?. Join us for a conversation moderated by Adam Gopnik (The New Yorker) between the artist and authors, plus readings by Jane Curtin and Reg Rogers (The Knick).

    Regular price: $3.41

    • The New Yorker, March 1st, 2010 (Larissa MacFarquhar, Calvin Trillin, Steve Coll)

    • By: Larissa MacFarquhar, Calvin Trillin, Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "Don't Look Back", by Steve Coll; "Squidding", by Dana Goodyear; "The Deflationist", by Larissa MacFarquhar; "Where's Chang?", by Calvin Trillin; and "Behind Bars", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95