|Ian "Sandy" Frazier|
1951 (age 65–66)
|Occupation||Non-fiction writer, humorist|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Notable works||Great Plains (1989)
Coyote v. Acme (1990)
Travels in Siberia (2010)
|Children||Cora and Thomas|
Ian Frazier (born 1951 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American writer and humorist. He wrote the 1989 non-fiction history Great Plains, 2010's non-fiction travelogue Travels in Siberia, and worked as a writer and humorist for The New Yorker.
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The New York Times critic James Gorman described Frazier's 1996 humor collection Coyote v. Acme (in the title piece, Wile E. Coyote is suing the manufacturer of various rocket-propelled devices) as the occasion for "irrepressible laughter in the reader." Gorman rates Frazier's first collection, 1986's Dating Your Mom, as "one of the best collections of humor ever published."
- 1989 Whiting Award
- "Contributors: Ian Frazier". The New Yorker. Retrieved May 22, 2009.
- Ian Frazier, Family. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1994. p. 256.
- Ian Frazier, Family. p. 26.
- James Gorman, "Beep-Beep!", The New York Times, June 23, 1996.
- Works by or about Ian Frazier in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Ian Frazier articles for Outside Magazine
- Ian Frazier articles at Byliner
- Ian Frazier on NPR for Travels in SIberia
- Ian Frazier at FSG
- Profile at The Whiting Foundation
- Interview with Ian Frazier on WFMU's "The Speakeasy with Dorian" (RealAudio)
- Review of Gone to New York
- Select the RealAudio link by "LAMENTATIONS OF A FATHER" at time 28:42 to hear Ian Frazier read his "Laws Concerning Food and Drink; Household Principles; Lamentations of the Father" on the January 24, 1998 Prairie Home Companion broadcast.
- The famous mock-legal complaint Coyote v. Acme, to which a lawyer made this reply
- Lambert, Craig (September–October 2008). "Seriously Funny: Ian Frazier combines an historian’s discipline with an original comic mind". Harvard Magazine.