In Calvin Trillin's antic tales of family life, she was portrayed as the wife who had 'a weird predilection for limiting our family to three meals a day' and the mother who thought that if you didn't go to every performance of your child's school play, 'the county would come and take the child.' Now, five years after her death, her husband offers this loving portrait of Alice Trillin off the page - his loving portrait of Alice Trillin off the page - an educator who was equally at home teaching at a university or a drug treatment center, a gifted writer, a stunningly beautiful and thoroughly engaged woman. Though it deals with devastating loss, 'About Alice' is also a love story, chronicling a romance that began at a Manhattan party when Calvin Trillin desperately tried to impress a young woman who 'seemed to glow'. But he never quit trying to impress her. In his writing, she was sometimes his subject and always his muse.