Looking over my bookshelves earlier this week, I came across a wonderful book titled About Alice by Calvin Trillin. Perhaps many of you know Calvin already as a journalist for The New Yorker as well as a novelist writing about travel and food experiences he had with his wife Alice. He even gives a "Come Hungry" walking tour each year in New York sharing some of his and Alice's favourite places visited on Sunday strolls. Since it's always fun to see photographs, these are two of the Trillin's that I love here and here.
About Alice is a genuinely beautiful tribute and reads like a long essay that I didn't want to end. Calvin portrays his late wife with a clearer picture for who and how she was. In his previous books, she is mostly known for her quirks and sensibility. This time he reveals a story of love and the honesty between them. She helped him greatly with his writing over the years and he manages to share insights that are tender and full of humour. No matter what stage of life you are in, this book will have something meaningful to give.
camera: polaroid spectra