|Pages/Publication Date:||304 / 2017|
A staff writer at The New Yorker since 1963, humorist and essayist Calvin Trillin got his start in journalism when the magazine published "An Education in Georgia," his account of desegregation at the University of Georgia. Over the next five decades Trillin often reported on scenes of racial tension, and this book—a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice—collects the best of these pieces. The title essay is Trillin's riveting coverage of the voter registration drive known as the Mississippi Summer Project, with an unforgettable conversation between Martin Luther King Jr. and a young white man across the aisle on an airplane. "I'd like to be loved by everyone," King tells him, "but we can't always wait for love."