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"A master of both distilled insight and utter nonsense" ( The Believer ), Ian Frazier is one of the most gifted chroniclers of contemporary America. Hogs Wild assembles a decade's worth of his finest essays and reportage, and demonstrates the irrepressible…

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Nobody Better, Better Than Nobody is a collection of five extended essays that appeared in The New Yorker from 1978 to 1986. In the tradition of A. J. Liebling and Joseph Mitchell, Frazier raises journalism to high literary art. His vivid stories showcase a…

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Welcome to Ian Frazier's New York, a city more downtown than up, where every block is an event, and where the denizens are larger than life. Meet landlord extraordinaire Zvi Hugo Segal, and the man who climbed the World Trade Center, and an eighty-three-year-old…

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From the opening essay, "The Bloomsbury Group Live at the Apollo (Liner Notes from the New Best-Selling Album)" to the title piece that discusses ways in which you might begin a romance with your mother ("In today's fast-moving, transient, rootless society,…

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In The Fish's Eye: Essays About Angling and the Outdoors , Ian Frazier explores his lifelong passion for fishing, fish, and the aquatic world. He sees the angler's environment all around him-in New York's Grand Central Station, in the cement-lined pond of a…

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When The Atlantic Monthly celebrated its 150th anniversary by publishing excerpts from the best writing ever to appear in the magazine, in the category of the humorous essay it chose only four pieces—one by Mark Twain, one by James Thurber, one by Kurt Vonnegut,…

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National Bestseller With his unique blend of intrepidity, tongue-in-cheek humor, and wide-eyed wonder, Ian Frazier takes us on a journey of more than 25,000 miles up and down and across the vast and myth-inspiring Great Plains . A travelogue, a work of…

Travels in Siberia

by Ian Frazier

|September 27, 2011

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New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A Boston Globe Best Book of 2010 A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of 2010 A San Francisco Chronicle Top 10 Books of 2010 A Washington Post Best Book of the Year A Kansas City Star 100 Best Books of 2010 A…

Coyote V. Acme

by Ian Frazier

|February 9, 2002

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Twenty-two humorous essays on topics ranging from Joseph Stalin's theories of revolutionary stand-up comedy, to a commencement address given by a Satanist college President, to the opening statement of an attorney representing Wile E. Coyote in a product…

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A hilarious-and delightfully profane-novel about the daily frustrations of family life Based on his widely read columns for The New Yorker , Ian Frazier's uproarious first novel, The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days , centers on a profoundly memorable character,…

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A lucid presentation of what progressive education can accomplish.”- The New York Times How should schools prepare students for the Information Age? The successful worker of the future a creative, independent thinker who works well in teams-would seem to be too…

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A National Book Critics Circle Finalist for Criticism A deeply Malcolmian volume on painters, photographers, writers, and critics. Janet Malcolm's In the Freud Archives and The Journalist and the Murderer , as well as her books about Sylvia Plath and Gertrude…