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Calvin Trillin is a journalist, humorist and novelist. Best known for his humorous writing about food and eating, he is also the author of several books of fiction, nonfiction essays,[…]

Trillin is optimistic about his own life, but says the world will have to worry about itself.

Question: Are you generally optimistic or pessimistic about the way they world is headed?

Calvin Trillin: I’m pessimistic about whether the plumber is gonna come; but optimistic, I think, in general. I’m not sure it has to do about the world, though. I think it has to do with things are gonna probably be okay . . . but it’s sort of personal. It has to do with my family and things, not to . . . not . . . I don’t really think usually in terms of the whole world. They’ll have to worry about themselves.



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