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              Books by Ian Frazier

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              Coyote V Acme
                

              Coyote V Acme (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Frazier, Ian

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              When Ian Frazier's first collection of humorous essays, Dating Your Mon, was published in 1986, Time's reviewer Paul Gray called it hilarious and warned readers to read sparingly... By 1996 another collection may appear. And he was rights. Frazier's new collection, Coyote v. Acme..., includes twenty-two more side-splitting glimpses into some of the more oddball corners of the American mind. The title essay imagines the opening statement of an attorney for cartoon character Wile E. Coyote in a product liability suit against the Acme Company, supplier of unpredictable rocket sleds and faulty spring-powered shoes. Other essays are about the golfing career of comedian Bob Hope, a commencement address given by a Satanist college president, a suburban short story attacked by Germans, the problem of issues versus non-issues, and the theories of revolutionary stand-up comedy from Comrade Stalin.
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              ISBN 9780312420581
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2002
              Publisher St Martin's Press
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              Gone To New York: Adventures In The City
                

              Gone To New York: Adventures In The City (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

              By Frazier, Ian; Introduction by Kincaid, Jamaica

              In the early 1970s, the writer left a small town in Ohio to move to a loft in lower Manhattan. This book is his account of the city over the thirty years he's lived there. It also features street scenes from every corner of the metropolis, where every block is an event and where ...the denizens are larger than life.
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              ISBN 9781862078208
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2006
              Publisher Granta Books
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              Dating Your Mom
                

              Dating Your Mom (Paperback)

              By Frazier, Ian

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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, where people meet and ma...ke love and part without ever really touching, the relationship every guy already has with his own mother is too valuable to ignore... ) to a parody that features Samuel Beckett as a pilot giving an existential in-flight speech to the passengers, the twenty-five comic essays in this delightful collection are nothing short of brilliant. Ian Frazier, long considered one of our most treasured humorists, proves that comedy can be just as smart as it is entertaining.
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              ISBN 9780312421526
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2003
              Publisher St Martin's Press
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              Humor Me: An Anthology of Funny Contemporary Writing (Plus Some Great Old Stuff Too)

              Humor Me: An Anthology of Funny Contemporary Writing (Plus Some Great Old Stuff Too) (Paperback)

              By Frazier, Ian

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              A literary cavalcade of contemporary American funnymen - and funnywomen - of the page. It includes such masters of the form as Roy Blount Jr, Bruce Jay Friedman, Veronica Geng, Jack Handey, Garrison Keillor, Steve Martin, and Calvin Trillin, as well as work by comic stars like An...dy Borowitz, Larry Doyle, George Saunders, and David Sedaris.
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              ISBN 9780061728952
              Released NZ 20 Aug 2011
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Great Plains
               

              Great Plains (Paperback, New edition)

              By Frazier, Ian; Introduction by Macfarlane, Robert

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              Reportage resists easy definition and comes in many forms, but it reveals hidden truths about people and events that have shaped the world we know. This book is a journey from tumbleweed and American Indian tepees to the house where Bonnie and Clyde did their dirty work to the sc...ene of the murders in Capote's In Cold Blood .
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              ISBN 9781862078703
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2006
              Publisher Granta Books
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              Series Classics of Reportage
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              Gone to New York: Adventures in the City
               

              Gone to New York: Adventures in the City (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Frazier, Ian; Foreword by Kincaid, Jamaica

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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. His bewitching, inimitable voice, makes readers fall in love with America's greatest city all over again.

              ISBN 9780312425043
              Released NZ 22 Aug 2006
              Publisher Picador
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              The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days
               

              The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Frazier, Ian

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              Based on his widely read columns for The New Yorker, Frazier's uproarious first novel centers on a profoundly memorable character. Structured as a daybook of sorts, the Cursing Mommy valiantly offers tips on how to do various tasks around the home, only to end up on the ground, c...ursing.
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              ISBN 9781250037763
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2013
              Publisher Picador
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              The Fish's Eye: Essays about Angling and the Outdoors
               

              The Fish's Eye: Essays about Angling and the Outdoors (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Frazier, Ian

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              Frazier explores his lifelong passion for fishing, fish, and the aquatic world he sees all around him. Frazier's simple love of the sport lifts him to a straight-ahead angling description that's among the best contemporary writing on the subject.

              ISBN 9780312421694
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2003
              Publisher Picador
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              Nobody Better, Better Than Nob
               

              Nobody Better, Better Than Nob (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Frazier, Ian

              The strange and wonderful parade of American life from one of the funniest essayists of our time.

              ISBN 9781558215986
              Released NZ 1 Aug 1997
              Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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              Talk Stories
               

              Talk Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kincaid, Jamaica; Foreword by Frazier, Ian

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              From The Talk of the Town, Jamaica Kincaid's first impressions of snobbish, mobbish New York Talk Pieces is a collection of Jamaica Kincaid's original writing for the New Yorker 's Talk of the Town, composed during the time when she first came to the United States from Antigua, f...rom 1978 to 1983. Kincaid found a unique voice, at once in sync with William Shawn's tone for the quintessential elite insider's magazine, and (though unsigned) all her own--wonderingly alive to the ironies and screwball details that characterized her adopted city. New York is a town that, in return, fast adopts those who embrace it, and in these early pieces Kincaid discovers many of its hilarious secrets and urban mannerisms. She meets Miss Jamaica, visiting from Kingston, and escorts the reader to the West Indian-American Day parade in Brooklyn; she sees Ed Koch don his Cheshire-cat smile and watches Tammy Wynette autograph a copy of Lattimore's Odyssey ; she learns the worlds of publishing and partying, of fashion and popular music, and how to call a cauliflower a crudite. The book also records Kincaid's development as a young writer--the newcomer who sensitively records her impressions here takes root to become one of our most respected authors.
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              ISBN 9780374527914
              Released NZ 9 Jan 2002
              Publisher Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3pl
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