Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Calvin Trillin coming back to KC in September

Posted By on Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Unabashed barbecue fan, Calvin Trillin is returning to his hometown.
  • Unabashed barbecue fan, Calvin Trillin is returning to his hometown.

The man who once suggested that Arthur Bryant's was "the single best restaurant in the world" is coming back to Kansas City. Humorist Calvin Trillin will be speaking about his new book, Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff, on Tuesday, September 27, at 7 p.m.

The Kansas City-born writer currently lives in Greenwich Village but has always maintained a connection to this city, in part because of the famous statement about the barbecue at 18th and Brooklyn that he made to Playboy in 1974.

His works range from the gastronomic (check out this 2009 piece on poutine as the potential national food of Canada) to the sublime, appearing everywhere from the pages of The Nation to The New Yorker. But all of his work is marked by his satirical wit and an ability to cut anyone down to size (himself included).

The book talk is sponsored by Rainy Day Books and is at the Unity Temple on the Plaza. Tickets are $26 (plus tax), which includes a hardcover copy of Trillin's book, a ticket and guest ticket, as well as an opportunity to have the book signed after the event.

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