Lamentations of the Father

Essays

Ian Frazier

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Ian Frazier is unquestionably one of America's greatest living humorists, a writer with a distinct, generous sensibility and a thousand different voices. His work is hilarious, elegant, and piercing, drawing on high and low cultureto expose the warped line of thought running beneath our public selves. When The Atlantic Monthly published four humorists among the best writing ever to appear in the magazine, they chose essays by Mark Twain, James Thurber, Kurt Vonnegut, and Ian Frazier's "Lamentations of the Father." This collection, gathered from the past fourteen years of his career, once again proves him worthy of that great company.

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Praise for Lamentations of the Father

"Ian Frazier is an antidote for the blues."--The Boston Globe

"Being a funny guy doesn't always mesh with being a smart guy. In Frazier's case, however, the two seem one and the same."--The Christian Science Monitor


"Warning . . . reading [Frazier's essays] in the bathroom, on the subway, or in other heavy-traffic areas may force you to have to explain to others what's making you guffaw so loudly."--Entertainment Weekly

"America's greatest essayist."--The Los Angeles Times

"Frazier is a master of the trade and for those cursed with literacy, an absolute howl."--The Buffalo News

"Hilarious . . . [Frazier's] sense of humor is so uncanny and surprising it’s nearly impossible not to be charmed. Highly entertaining."--Kirkus Reviews


 


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Ian Frazier

IAN FRAZIER is the author of nine books. A frequent contributor to The New Yorker, he lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

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Lamentations of the Father
Essays
Ian Frazier

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
May 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312428358
ISBN10: 0312428359
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 208 pages
$15.00

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
May 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429941020
ISBN10: 1429941022
208 pages
$9.99
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