Earlier this week, I got completely wrapped up in a New Yorker article by one of my favorite contributors. Calvin Trillin usually writes about food and travel for the New Yorker and has published several clever books. The most recent piece was about the death of his beloved wife and frequent "straight man" Alice. I stayed up past midnight finishing the touching article.
The article isn't posted on NewYorker.com, but one of Alice's old articles about dealing with cancer is available online. Salon has an excellent review that pretty much sums up why this month's contribution by Mr. Trillin is so wonderful. If you don't have a New Yorker at home, you should go buy one just for this article.