Too Soon to Tell

Too Soon to Tell

by Calvin Trillin
     
 

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Too Soon To Tell reveals Trillin at his barbed and irrepressible best. His short takes send us back to contemporary life refreshed and delighted.

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Too Soon To Tell reveals Trillin at his barbed and irrepressible best. His short takes send us back to contemporary life refreshed and delighted.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This collection of amiable satire draws from both Trillin's syndicated column and his writings for the New Yorker. (Aug.)
Library Journal
Every few years, Trillin gathers a bunch of his syndicated columns on anything and everything and converts them into a book. This is his fifth such collection. It is difficult to find anything new or particularly illuminating to say about Trillin. In this book, readers will discover precisely what they would expect from past acquaintance: wit, spiced with a tang of tolerant cynicism; a chuckly sort of humor rather than a guffawing one; a purged prose in which the inessential is resolutely excluded; and little in the way of subject matter to which he will not give at least a flying salute. A sturdy package job that makes for good reading. Recommended. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 2/1/95.]-A.J. Anderson, GSLIS, Simmons Coll., Boston

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780374529864
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
308
Sales rank:
1,212,732
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Calvin Trillin is the author of twenty books, including Family Man (FSG, 1998) and Messages from My Father (FSG, 1996). He writes a weekly column for Time and a weekly poem for The Nation. He lives in New York City.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
December 5, 1935
Place of Birth:
Kansas City, Missouri
Education:
B.A., Yale University, 1957

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