Title: Third Helpings
Author: Calvin Trillin
Obviously, Trillin has loomed large for me of late, even turning up in unexpected places. When we watched Sleepless in Seattle for Mock Squid Soup, a familiar face turned up at the dinner table at Annie's parents' house. Sure enough, Uncle Milton was played by Calvin Trillin! Evidently, he and director Nora Ephron are friends. My wife explained to our daughter, "You know those books Daddy's been reading and giggling over? That's the guy who wrote them."
I was reminded, too, that I have seen Calvin Trillin interviewed many times on The Daily Show as well. The following is from an appearance in 2012. Be forewarned, it is terrifyingly prophetic regarding our current presidential election kerfuffle:
Trillin is loads of fun. I have enjoyed the trilogy thoroughly and hope to read more of his work in the future.
Please join us and share your own review of your best read from the past month. This month's link list is below. I'll keep it open until the end of the day. I'll post April's tomorrow. Meetings are the last Friday of each month. Next gathering is April 29th.