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The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days

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Based on his widely read columns for The New Yorker, Ian Fraziers uproarious first novel, The Cursing Mommys Book of Days, centers on a profoundly memorable character, sprung from an impressively fertile imagination. Structured as a daybook of sorts, with the Cursing Mommy—beleaguered wife of Larry and mother of two boys, twelve and nine—trying (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 Dillers and Sylvia Plaths: a hilariously desperate housewife with a taste for swearing and large glasses of red wine, who speaks to the frustrations of everyday life.

From On the Rez, an investigation into the lives of modern-day Oglala Sioux written with an impressive mix of humor, compassion, and imagination, to Dating Your Mom, a side-splitting collection of humorous essays that imagines, among other things, how you might begin a romance with your mother, Frazier has demonstrated an astonishing ability to operate with ease in a variety of registers. Here he tackles yet another genre with his usual grace and aplomb, and an extra helping of his trademark wicked wit. The Cursing Mommys failures and weaknesses are our own—and Frazier, at the height of his powers as a writer and observer, gives them a loving, satirical spin that is uniquely his own.

About the Author

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

Product Details

A Novel
Macmillan Audio
Frazier, Ian
Nixon, Cynthia
Family life
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
6 CDs, 7 hours
6.06 x 5.16 x 0.61 in 1 lb

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Audio Books » Fiction and Poetry » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Family Life
Fiction and Poetry » Satire

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