Tuesday, May 29, 2012 |
First aired on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight (23/05/12)
Calvin Trillin is a prolific writer and has been described as one of the most diverse journalists in America. His first full-time gig writing was covering race issues for Time magazine in the 1960s. He's also written numerous books about cuisine, authored a touching memoir about his late wife Alice, and wrote a book about the 2008 U.S. presidential race.
You don't work as a reporter for 50 years without upsetting a few people along the way (if you haven't, you probably haven't done your job right). But throughout his years, which people have reacted most strongly to his often tongue-in-cheek observations? Humourless CEOS? Political celebrities?
"In a column once, I mentioned that corgis are a breed of dog that appears to have been assembled from other breeds of dogs, and not the parts that those dogs were terribly sad about losing either," Trillin told CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos during a recent interview.
"You'd be surprised how many hardcore corgi owners there are in the United States. But they're much more likely to write in or to attack me than politicians."
Watch the video above to find out more about Trillin's new book Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin, a collection of his articles.