American Stories

by Calvin Trillin | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0395593670 Global Overview for this book
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Journal Entry 1 by allysther from Makakilo, Hawaii USA on Tuesday, April 19, 2005
From Publishers Weekly
Most of these reports, originally appearing in the New Yorker , take a lengthier and more serious approach than that found in many of Trillin's previous collections ( U.S. Journal ; Travels with Alice ). Frequently he looks at the results of something gone rotten at the core of various American dreams. In a rural Kansas town, after the spouses of a minister and a housewife are killed within months of each other, the romantically entangled survivors are charged with murder ("Rumors Around Town"); in "I've Got Problems," a Nebraska farmer, blaming recent hard times on everyone from local banks to Mossad, is slain when he takes arms against local law enforcers. In a lighter vein, Trillin contrasts the business style of ice-cream entrepreneurs Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield with that of Haagen-Dazs creator Reuben Mattus; he chronicles the collaboration of magicians Penn & Teller, and the newspaper careers of Miami crime reporter Edna Buchanan and the drive-in movie critic known as Joe Bob Briggs. Despite their offbeat topics, these reports are diminished by a certain sameness.
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Journal Entry 3 by nrnoodle from Vilseck, Bayern Germany on Wednesday, April 11, 2007
I got this book at the Vilseck library. I wasd going to read it and then decided I had too many other books to read so I will send this one on its way. Condition good with minimal dust jacket wear.

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