Search Results: "Ian Frazier"


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THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 1997 by Ian Frazier
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 3, 1997

"Discrete but complementary entertainments in a range of keys that continue to define what is surely one of our most robust literary forms."
The latest sampling of choice nonfiction from America's literary journals and magazines, in a series that is a perennial success. Read full book review >

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HOGS WILD by Ian Frazier
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 7, 2016

"Pieces that show Frazier's ranging curiosity, lucent style, and capacious heart."
The veteran humorist and reporter for the New Yorker presents a collection of pieces that record his pursuits of wild hogs, hermit crabs, Asian carp, a Styrofoam substitute, and numerous other quarry. Read full book review >

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LAMENTATIONS OF THE FATHER by Ian Frazier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2008

"Highly entertaining."
Another hilarious collection from essayist/humorist Frazier (Gone to New York: Adventures in the City, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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ON THE REZ by Ian Frazier
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Frazier's remarkably thorough and thoroughly eclectic study of one people in one place at a particular moment in time reveals as much about its author as its subject, and as much about 'us' as 'them.' (Photos, maps, not seen)"
Humorist and chronicler Frazier (Coyote v. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"There have been many great satires of the domestic world (Fay Weldon comes to mind), but Frazier's Cursing Mommy seems trapped within her own joke."
Nonfiction writer Frazier (Travels in Siberia, 2010, etc.) delivers his first novel, an uneven comedy of domestic disasters. Read full book review >

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GONE TO NEW YORK by Ian Frazier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2005

"A vivid collection of essays expertly blending reporting, history, humor and one man's abiding affection for a city's quirks."
Generous slices of New York wry, from humorist/essayist Frazier (The Fish's Eye, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"A must for literary fishing enthusiasts; a pleasant diversion for the rest of us."
Much-praised nonfiction author Frazier (On the Rez, 2000, etc.) gathers together 20 years of musings on fishing in one slim but entertaining volume. Read full book review >

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FAMILY by Ian Frazier
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 1994

"An object lesson in the pitfalls of writing a family history for anyone other than your family. (First printing of 50,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
The grand sweep of American history is writ small in this family history/memoir by humorist Frazier (Great Plains, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

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IAN FLEMING by Andrew Lycett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A solid scholarly biography with little to savor for general readers. Lycett's subject remains an aloof, disagreeable enigma."
An exhaustive and exhausting biography of Ian Fleming (1908-1964), the creator of secret agent James Bond. Read full book review >

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TRAVELS IN SIBERIA by Ian Frazier
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"A dense, challenging, dazzling work that will leave readers exhausted but yearning for more."
The peripatetic author of Great Plains (1989) and On the Rez (2000) returns with an energetic, illuminating account of his several trips to Siberia, where his ferocious curiosity roamed the vast, enigmatic area. Read full book review >

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COYOTE V. ACME by Ian Frazier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1996

"And in the time it takes to read the average book just once, this text can be read over and over again—which is not such a bad idea."
Fresh from a memoir cum family history (Family, 1994), the author returns to the antic form with which he first made his name. Read full book review >