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Calvin Trillin

(b. 1935– )

U.S. journalist, novelist, memoirist, food writer, and humorist

“As part of my research for An Anthology of Authors’ Atrocity Stories About Publishers, I conducted a study (employing my usual controls) that showed the average shelf life of a trade book to be somewhere between milk and yogurt.”

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source: “Publisher’s Lunch,” in Uncivil Liberties (New Haven: Ticknor & Friends, 1982), 22.

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medium: magazine column

notes: originally published in Trillin's "Uncivil Liberties" column in The Nation, June 24, 1978.

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