I just finished a wonderfully, smart book, called About Alice. It was written by Calvin Trillin. It wasn’t until I read someone’s suggestion about the book in last month’s issue of Real Simple magazine that I became intrigued. So much so, that I bought the book.
About Alice is short, so it’s possible to read it in one sitting. But, what you get out of it will stay with you. Calvin Trillin lets his readers in on who his wife, Alice, was. At least, a little about her. To me, Alice was a beautiful person. She was a wife, mother, teacher and a humanitarian. I loved reading the little excerpts of letters that she wrote to her girls and others. She was so uplifting!
I’m not use to reading books written in first-person. Most of them turn me off because they tend to be so one-sided or biased. However, I didn’t get that from this book. It was real and genuine and after I was done reading it, it made me sad. Not for the way the book ended, but because the world had lost one of the good ones. 🙂 I didn’t know much about Alice before this book, but I have every intention of finding out more and looking up her writings.
Thanks for sharing a little of your world with us, Mr. Trillan!