The Chicken Always Wins

Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin
Forty Years of His Funny Stuff
Calvin Trillin
Random House, $26, 368 pp.

In this grab bag of previously published work, essayist and journalist Calvin Trillin offers a wide-ranging assortment of writings—travel and food pieces, political commentary, poetry, memoir, and excerpts from a novel—united by their ability to make the reader laugh, and laugh hard. For those new to Trillin, this volume is a convenient introduction to his prodigious body of work; for those already familiar with that work, it serves as a reminder of why some view him as one of America’s...

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About the Author

Jeffrey Seymour teaches English and history at Masuk High School in Monroe, Connecticut