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"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:

Ian Frazier, a contributor to the New Yorker and the author of the travelogue “Travels in Siberia,” seems to love Russia more than many locals.
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"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."

Want to take a trip around America's heartland? Check out Ian Frazier's GREAT PLAINS:

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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:

Hear Ian Frazier discuss The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at 7:00 PM EST. Ask a question of Ian Frazier, order a personalized copy of The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days, or simply register for the talk. Attendance is free! BookTalk Nation is a growing community of reader...

via Farrar, Straus and Giroux:

"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!

Ian Frazier’s hard-pressed Cursing Mommy moves from New Yorker columns to a novel of her own.

ON TOUR: Next stop - Washington DC (via Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Ian Frazier - Meet Ian Frazier as he reads from his new novel The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days.

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."

She's been known to drink a bottle of Kahlua in the bathtub while ignoring the knocks of her kids outside. She has no shame, and she swears an extremely blue streak. In his new novel, The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days, humorist Ian Frazier spends a year in the life of a temperamental housewife.

Speaking with Janet Malcolm at The New Yorker Festival:

At SIR Stage 37 on Saturday afternoon, Ian Frazier paid tribute to Janet Malcolm’s fifty-year career at The New Yorker, saying that Malcolm “describes chaos better than anyone” and that her pieces are like I. B. Singer stories without the...
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