Lamentations of the Father With Lamentations of the Father , his third humor anthology, Ian Frazier again proves he's the master of the New Yorker -style parodic essay, and… Lamentations of the Father With Lamentations of the Father , his third humor anthology, Ian Frazier again proves he's the master of the New Yorker -style parodic essay, and… 2008-04-29 Comic Novels Essays Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Book Review

Lamentations of the Father (2008)

Lamentations of the Father | FRAZIER-SHARP WIT Lamentations of the Father collects a selection of Ian Frazier's laugh-out-loud essays from the past 13 years
FRAZIER-SHARP WIT Lamentations of the Father collects a selection of Ian Frazier's laugh-out-loud essays from the past 13 years
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Apr 29, 2008; Writer: Ian Frazier; Genres: Comic Novels, Essays; Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux

With Lamentations of the Father, his third humor anthology, Ian Frazier again proves he's the master of the New Yorker-style parodic essay, and of elevating life's petty irritations to epic status. Not all of these sketches, written over the past 13 years, remain fresh (one pre-9/11 piece about Osama bin Laden now seems too cavalier to be funny), but most are witty, polished gems. Warning: Frazier's pieces are easily digestible but addictive. Reading them in the bathroom, on the subway, or in other heavy-traffic areas may force you to have to explain to others what's making you guffaw so loudly. A-

Originally posted May 02, 2008 Published in issue #990 May 09, 2008 Order article reprints
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