Life We all love Alice
posted by January 10 at 13:36 PMon
Calvin Trillin has released a short book based on his 2006 New Yorker essay, “Alice, Off the Page.” The essay was an ode to Trillin’s wife, Alice Stewart Trillin. Any reader of his could not help but fall in love with her. She was not just a static muse, but a moving assemblage in his life. The essay made me cry and cry. It didn’t really give me hope for my own love life. Their love was truly rare and special. Sorry for the treacle. Alice was a powerful writer in her own right. The New Yorker published her own essay on illness and doctors here.