This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Calvin Trillin - This character is married to the person about whom the memoir is written. This character is a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine.
Alice Trillin - This character is the child of a failed businessman. This character is very attractive and suffers with lung cancer.
Abigail - This character is the older of two children. As an adult, this character becomes a legal-services attorney for children.
Sara - This character is the younger of two children. When this character is four years old, a parent is diagnosed with lung...
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