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Coyote V. Acme

Ian Frazier

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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 liability suit against the Acme company, supplier of unpredictable rocket sleds and faulty spring-powered shoes.

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COYOTE V. ACME
The Last SegmentAt a signal from the sound room, the tapes stopped spinning, and one by one the big thousand-watt lights winked and darkened. Then Mary hugged Murray, and Ted came over and hugged them both, and then Lou, usually so uncomfortable with physical displays, took all three in a bear hug that had them gasping for breath through their tears. Then Grant came onto the set and announced that he had bought each of them an Arabian pony, which they could ride whenever they wanted. Then from someplace offstage two technicians came in carrying--literally carrying--Sue Ann. She
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  • Ian Frazier

  • Ian Frazier lives in Montclair, New Jersey. His previous books include On the Rez, Family, and the national bestseller Great Plains.
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Coyote V. Acme

Ian Frazier

Thurber Prize for American Humor - Winner
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