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Ian Frazier is the author of Great Plains, The Fish’s Eye,On the Rez, Family, and Travels in Siberia, as well as Coyote v. Acme,Dating Your Mom, and Lamentations of the Father, all published by FSG. A frequent contributor toThe New Yorker, he lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

Based on his widely read columns for The New Yorker, Ian Frazier’s uproarious first novel,The Cursing Mommy’s Book of Days, centers on a profoundly memorable character, sprung from an impressively fertile imagination. Structured as a daybook of sorts, the book follows the Cursing Mommy—beleaguered wife of Larry and mother of two boys, twelve and eight—as she tries (more or less) valiantly to offer tips on how to do various tasks around the home, only to end up on the ground, cursing, surrounded by broken glass. Her voice is somewhere between Phyllis Diller’s and Sylvia Plath’s: a hilariously desperate housewife with a taste for swearing and large glasses of red wine, who speaks to the frustrations of everyday life.

Frazier has demonstrated an astonishing ability to operate with ease in a variety of registers: fromOn the Rez, an investigation into the lives of modern day Oglala Sioux written with a mix of humor, compassion, and imagination, toDating Your Mom, a sidesplitting collection of humorous essays that imagines, among other things, how and why you might begin a romance with your mother. Here, Frazier tackles another genre with his usual grace and aplomb, as well as an extra helping of his trademark wicked wit. The Cursing Mommy’s failures and weaknesses are our own—and Frazier gives them a loving, satirical spin that is uniquely his own.

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ISBN 9780374133184
Genre FICTION / Humorous
Format Hardcover
Pages 244
Publisher Date 2012-10-02 00:00:00.0
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Copyright Year 2012
Height 8.0 in
Wdth 5.0 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 0.85 lb
Language English
Audience General/trade
Authors Frazier, Ian
Country of Origin United States

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