The Tummy Trilogy

The Tummy Trilogy

American Fried; Alice, Let's Eat; Third Helpings

By Calvin Trillin; Calivin Trillin

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Paperback, 9780374524173, 400pp.

Publication Date: September 30, 1994


In the 1970s, Calvin Trillin informed America that its most glorious food was not to be found at the pretentious restaurants he referred to generically as La Maison de la Casa House, Continental Cuisine. With three hilarious books over the next two decades "American Fried; Alice, Let's Eat;" and" Third Helpings" he established himself as, in Craig Claiborne's phrase, "the Walt Whitman of American eats." Trillin's three comic masterpieces are now available in what Trillin calls "The Tummy Trilogy.

About the Author
Calvin Trillin is the author of twenty books, including "Family Man" (FSG, 1998) and "Messages from My Father "(FSG, 1996). He writes a weekly column for "Time" and a weekly poem for" The Nation". He lives in New York City.

Calvin Trillin has been a fixture at The New Yorker since 1963. His books on eating--American Fried; Alice, Let's Eat; and Third Helpings--are classics. He is also known for his more serious nonfiction books, such as Remembering Denny and Killings, and for his humorous commentary and comic novels, most recently, Tepper Isn't Going Out.

Praise For The Tummy Trilogy

“Trillin is our funniest food writer. He writes with charm, freedom, and a rare respect for language.”—Seymour Britchkey, New Yorker

“As Proust took the simple madeleine and with genius made it a glory of a book, so Trillin takes the hamburger, takes the chili dog, takes the pizza, and does as much, or more.”—Henry Mitchell, The Washington Post Book World

“Marvelously funny and horrifyingly mouth-watering.”—Rolling Stone