Enough's Enough CL

Calvin Trillin, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $19.95 (251p) ISBN 978-0-89919-958-0
In these 77 wide-ranging essays, selected from his syndicated column ``Uncivil Liberties'' and dating from 1987 to 1990, Trillin is clever and funny much more than half the time--a remarkably high average. The targets of his wit and scorn include Donald Trump, the ``humble roots'' of Senator Bob Dole, word processor spell-checks, teenage talk, telephone solicitors who call you by your first name, George Bush's trying to be taken for a regular guy and Ronald Reagan's selective deafness. Trillin tells what to do if you have a cockroach in your computer; exhorts you to send in, at the expense of the magazines, blank subscription cards; and advises Canada to deny that there's any such thing as a cold front. Virtually irresistible. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 10/01/1990
Release date: 10/01/1990
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