Coyote V. Acme by Ian Frazier

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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.



 

About Ian Frazier

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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 to The New Yorker, he lives in Montclair, New Jersey.
 
Published February 9, 2002 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 133 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, War. Non-fiction

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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.

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A collection of essays, which PW called ""awfully good, smart and wicked at the same time,"" from the New Yorker humorist.

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Although this book is not Frazier at full-bore, readers of his generation will find an occasional cultural reference long thought lost, and find themselves oddly beholden to a fellow who can resurrect Billy Joe McCallister from beneath the Tallahatchie Bridge.

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