"It's frost, really cold air and cigarette smoke. And trees and snow. And the sound of snow when you walk on it when it's really, really cold."
Ian Frazier's 20-year long love affair with Siberia:
"You've got to have either eggs or waffles with that whipped white junk on it. It's not butter, and it isn't marshmallow. It's put out by whatever the opposite ...of the heart association is."
via Farrar, Straus and Giroux: Booktalk Nation and Watchung Booksellers will host a live interview on 12/6 with Roy Blount, Jr. and Ian Frazier about his new novel, The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days. They welcome questions from anywhere. From you! Call in and ask:
"The book's greatest pleasure is watching the Cursing Mommy instruct us, Martha Stewartishly, in how to perform household repairs, test new products and create a variety of cunning arts and crafts projects begun with great spirit, great ambition and copious quantities of alcohol. Which lead, inevitably, to disaster, and Martha Stewart morphs into Sam Kinison.” - The New York Times Book Review on Ian Frazier's Cursing Mommy's Book of Days.
NYC: Don't miss Frazier reading from it on Thursday at Greenlight Bookstore!
Via Book Keeping: Ian Frazier's novel The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days comes out today. "To all of you, a cheerful and warm, 'Good Morning!' I am nobody special, particularly in the eyes of other drivers and some of the clients of my husband, Larry--I am just the Cursing Mommy, your neighbor and friend."
Speaking with Janet Malcolm at The New Yorker Festival: