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Calvin Trillin

Author, Columnist, Humorist & Political Satirist

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 Calvin Trillin Biography

Calvin Trillin, author of the weekly column "Uncivil Liberties," has been acclaimed in fields of writing which are remarkably diverse.

Having published solidly reported pieces in The New Yorker for more than twenty years, Trillin has been called "perhaps the finest reporter in America." His antic commentary on the American scene has earned Calvin Trillin renown as " a classic American humorist." His books chronicling his adventures as a "happy eater" caused Business Week to say, "Trillin is to food writing what Chaplin was to film acting."

In whatever sort of writing he does, Calvin Trillin has an unadorned point of view that is deeply rooted in a Midwestern upbringing. He was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, and he has never stopped writing about his hometown.

He graduated from Yale in 1957, did a hitch in the army, and then joined Time magazine. After a year covering the South from the Atlanta bureau, Calvin Trillin became a writer for Time in New York.

In 1963, Trillin became a staff writer for The New Yorker. From 1967 to 1982, he produced a highly praised series of articles for that magazine called "U.S. Journal" (three-thousand-word pieces every three weeks from somewhere in the United States) on subjects that ranged from the murder of a farmer's wife in Iowa to the definitive history of a Louisiana restaurant called Didee's "or to eat an awful lot of baked duck and dirty rice trying."

From 1978 through 1985, Calvin Trillin was a columnist for The Nationwriting what USA Today has called "simply the funniest regular column in journalism." A collection of the columns, Uncivil Liberties, was published in 1982. A second collection, With All Disrespect, came out in 1985.

Calvin Trillin's three books on eating, which he sometimes refers to as "the tummy trilogy," are American Fried; Alice, Let's Eat; and Third Helpings. These books also concentrate on Americaleading Craig Claiborne of The NewYork Times to call Trillin "the Walt Whitman of American eats."

Trillin also has published two comic novels, has written and performed in a one-man show (where he got rave reviews), and has appeared on Today, The Tonight Show and Late Night with David Letterman. Calvin Trillin's most recent book, Family Man, a memoir of his experiences as a husband and father, was published to favorable reviews in 1998.

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Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff

Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff

Feeding a Yen: Savoring Local Specialties, from Kansas City to Cuzco

Feeding a Yen: Savoring Local Specialties, from Kansas City to Cuzco

Messages From My Father: A Memoir

Messages From My Father: A Memoir

Speaking Topics
  • A Conversation With Calvin Trillin

  • The Writing Game

  • Family

  • My Life As A "Deadline Poet

  • Regions of the Country

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Calvin Trillin

Author, Columnist, Humorist & Political Satirist

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Calvin Trillin Biography

Calvin Trillin, author of the weekly column "Uncivil Liberties," has been acclaimed in fields of writing which are remarkably diverse.

Having published solidly reported pieces in The New Yorker for more than twenty years, Trillin has been called "perhaps the finest reporter in America." His antic commentary on the American scene has earned Calvin Trillin renown as " a classic American humorist." His books chronicling his adventures as a "happy eater" caused Business Week to say, "Trillin is to food writing what Chaplin was to film acting."

In whatever sort of writing he does, Calvin Trillin has an unadorned point of view that is deeply rooted in a Midwestern upbringing. He was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, and he has never stopped writing about his hometown.

He graduated from Yale in 1957, did a hitch in the army, and then joined Time magazine. After a year covering the South from the Atlanta bureau, Calvin Trillin became a writer for Time in New York.

In 1963, Trillin became a staff writer for The New Yorker. From 1967 to 1982, he produced a highly praised series of articles for that magazine called "U.S. Journal" (three-thousand-word pieces every three weeks from somewhere in the United States) on subjects that ranged from the murder of a farmer's wife in Iowa to the definitive history of a Louisiana restaurant called Didee's "or to eat an awful lot of baked duck and dirty rice trying."

From 1978 through 1985, Calvin Trillin was a columnist for The Nationwriting what USA Today has called "simply the funniest regular column in journalism." A collection of the columns, Uncivil Liberties, was published in 1982. A second collection, With All Disrespect, came out in 1985.

Calvin Trillin's three books on eating, which he sometimes refers to as "the tummy trilogy," are American Fried; Alice, Let's Eat; and Third Helpings. These books also concentrate on Americaleading Craig Claiborne of The NewYork Times to call Trillin "the Walt Whitman of American eats."

Trillin also has published two comic novels, has written and performed in a one-man show (where he got rave reviews), and has appeared on Today, The Tonight Show and Late Night with David Letterman. Calvin Trillin's most recent book, Family Man, a memoir of his experiences as a husband and father, was published to favorable reviews in 1998.

Calvin Trillin Videos

  • The Delacorte Lectures: Calvin Trillin - YouTube

Calvin Trillin Books

Calvin Trillin Speaking Topics

  • A Conversation With Calvin Trillin

  • The Writing Game

  • Family

  • My Life As A "Deadline Poet

  • Regions of the Country

FAQs on booking Calvin Trillin

  • How to book Calvin Trillin?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Calvin Trillin for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Calvin Trillin, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Calvin Trillin or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Calvin Trillin?

    Booking fees for Calvin Trillin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Calvin Trillin, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Calvin Trillin?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Calvin Trillin for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Calvin Trillin for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Calvin Trillin or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Calvin Trillin or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Calvin Trillin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Calvin Trillin for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Calvin Trillin generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Graham Hill, An Phung, Cody Adams, Jeffrey Israel and Brian Hoffstein. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Calvin Trillin for an upcoming event.

Calvin Trillin Speaker Videos

  • The Delacorte Lectures: Calvin Trillin - YouTube

Calvin Trillin Speaking Topics

  • A Conversation With Calvin Trillin

  • The Writing Game

  • Family

  • My Life As A "Deadline Poet

  • Regions of the Country

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