Family Man

Family Man

by Calvin Trillin

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Overview

Calvin Trillin begins his wise and charming ruminations on family by stating the sum total of his child-rearing advice: "Try to get one that doesn't spit up. Otherwise, you're on your own." Suspicious of any child-rearing theories beyond "Your children are either the center of your life or they're not," Trillin has clearly reveled in the role of family man. Acknowledging the special perils to the privacy of people living with a writer who occasionally remarks, "I hope you're not under the impression that what you just said was off the record," Trillin deals with the subject of family in a way that is loving, honest, and wildly funny in Family Man.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374525835
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 06/30/1999
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Calvin Trillin is the author of many books including Messages from My Father, Remembering Denny, and Family Man. He writes a weekly column for Time and a weekly poem for The Nation. He lives in New York City.

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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