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Dating Your Mom

Ian Frazier

Picador

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 make 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.
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 make 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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DATING YOUR MOM
THE BLOOMSBURY GROUP LIVE AT THE APOLLO(Liner Notes from the New Best-Selling Album)Live albums aren't supposed to be as exciting, as immediate as the actual stage performances they record, but (saints be praised!) the Bloomsbury Group's newest, Live at the Apollo, is a shouting, foot-stomping, rafter-shaking exception to this rule. Anyone who has not seen John Maynard Keynes doing his famous strut, or Duncan Grant playing his bass while flat on his back, can now get an idea of what he's been missing! The Bloomsbury Group has always stood for seriousness about art and skepticism
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Praise for Dating Your Mom

“A wickedly funny collection.” —The New York Times

“Not since Woody Allen’s several collections of short stories has there been so delightfully distorted a world view as the one that permeates this little book.” —The Baltimore Sun

“A great American writer.” —Jamaica Kincaid, author of Mr. Potter

“Perfectly groomed comic prose...It is the essence of society that concerns Frazier. That he is hilarious is just a bonus.” —People

“Bold, challenging humor that works as the inspiration for both laughs and thoughts.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer
“A wickedly funny collection.” —The New York Times

“Not since Woody Allen’s several collections of short stories has there been so delightfully distorted a world view as the one that permeates this little book.” —The Baltimore Sun

“A great American writer.” —Jamaica Kincaid, author of Mr. Potter

“Perfectly groomed comic prose...It is the essence of society that concerns Frazier. That he is hilarious is just a bonus.” —People

“Bold, challenging humor that works as the inspiration for both laughs and thoughts.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Ian Frazier

  • Ian Frazier is the author of Great Plains, The Fish’s Eye, On the Rez, and Travels in Siberia, as well as Family, Lamentations of the Father, and The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days. A frequent contributor to The New Yorker, he lives in Montclair, New Jersey.
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