Deadline Poet Or, My Life As a Doggerelist by Calvin Trillin

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The humorist author of Remembering Denny and If You Can't Say Something Nice combines a selection of his outrageous, whimsical verses with personal anecdotes and astute political observations. 40,000 first printing. Tour.

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Calvin Trillin attended public schools in Kansas City and went on to Yale University and graduated in 1957; he later served as a Fellow of the University. He was born on December 5, 1935. He worked as a reporter for Time magazine before joining the staff of The New Yorker in 1963. His reporting for The New Yorker on the racial integration of the University of Georgia was published in his first book, An Education in Georgia. Family, travel and food are also themes in Trillin's work. Three of his books American Fried; Alice, Let's Eat; and Third Helpings; were individually published and are also collected in the 1994 compendium The Tummy Trilogy. He has also written a collection of short stories Barnett Frummer Is An Unbloomed Flower (1969) and three comic novels, Runestruck (1977), Floater (1980), and Tepper Isn't Going Out (2001). Among his recent work, is Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse. He was awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor for Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff, in 2012.
Published April 1, 1994 by Farrar Straus & Giroux (T). 196 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Come back, Haig!"" Trillin's father, a Kansas City restaurateur, devised rhymes for his menus (""Let's go, warden, I'm ready to fry/My last request was Mrs. Trillin's pie""), lending young Trillin a rhymer's background.

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In an irreverent, hilarious romp, Trillin ( Uncivil Liberties ) wraps a running political and cultural commentary around the weekly topical verses he has written for the Nation since 1990.

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