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Travels with Alice

 
 
 
 
Travels with Alice
Author: Calvin Trillin
ISBN 13: 9780374526009
ISBN 10: 374526001
Edition: 1st Farrar, Straus, and G
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 1999-07-23
Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
List Price: $16.00
 
 

This delightful book collects Calvin Trillin's accounts of his trips to Europe with his wife, Alice, and their two daughters. In Taormina, Sicily, they cheerfully disagree with Mrs. Tweedie's 1904 assertion that the beautiful town "is being spoilt," and skip the Grand Tour in favor of swimming holes, table soccer, and taureaux piscine. In Paris, they spend a day on the Champs-lyses comparing Freetime's "le Hitburger" to McDonald's Big Mac. In Spain, Trillin wonders whether he will run out of Spanish "the way someone might run out of flour or eggs." Filled with Trillin's characteristic humor, Travels with Alice is the perfect book for summer travelers.

Lloyd Rose

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