Calvin Trillin


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Calvin Marshall Trillin (born December 5, 1935) is an American journalist, humorist, food writer, poet, memoirist and novelist.

Trillin attended public schools in Kansas City and went on to Yale University, where he served as chairman of the Yale Daily News and was a member of the Pundits and Scroll and Key before graduating in 1957; he later served as a Fellow of the University. After ... more »

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  • ''It has long been acknowledged that the single best restaurant in the world is Arthur Bryant's Barbecue at Eighteenth and Booklyn in Kansas city.''
    Calvin Trillin (b. 1940), U.S. humorist. American Fried, ch. 2, Doubleday (1974).
  • ''As far as I'm concerned, "whom" is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.''
    Calvin Trillin (b. 1935), U.S. journalist, author. "Whom Says So?" Nation (New York, June 8, 1985).
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