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Ian Frazier

Ian Frazier (born 1951 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American writer and humorist. He is best known for his 1989 non-fiction history Great Plains, his acclaimed 2010 best-selling opus Travels in Siberia, and as a writer and humorist for The New Yorker.

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Would Crazy Horse have spent this much to remodel a kitchen? - Ian Frazier- On the Rez
"capitalism, . The market is doing splendidly, yet we are not, somehow. —Ian Frazier, On The Rez, 2000"
STATISTICS:. “The ocean supplies about two of every three breaths we take.” 🌊. Ian Frazier on Sylvia Earle for
LT: I'm currently way deep into Ian Frazier's 'Travels in Siberia' so I felt a strong urge to point this out.
Frazier lost an amazing teacher, coach, mentor, and so much more today. Stand together Frazier Nation, everyone wear cam…
BSB: UNCP gets four runs in the bottom of the eighth as Concord falls 14-10. Jakob Divers three RBI. Ian Southcott and Chad Frazier two each
BSB: CU scores five runs in the second inning. Chad Frazier two RBI. Ian Southcott, Nathan Neff and Jakob Divers each one RBI
Welcome back. U and are truly inspirational. Between U, Frazier & Passolt, WTH is going on over there tho?!🤔😳
Sometimes travel is merely an opportunity taken when you can. Ian Frazier
Willis Reed, Dave DeBusschere, Walt Frazier, *** Barnett and Bill Bradley with Cazzie Russell off the bench. Off topofmyhead.
Today's story is only available to subscribers (sorry! subscribe?). Ian Frazier's wonderful Canal Street:
Reading 'Great Plains' by Ian Frazier. George Custer sounds like Ferris Bueller, but with a bad ending.
"Lamentations of the Father" Ian Frazier is one of the funniest bits that I have heard. Give it a listen
Sept. 19-Since green is my favorite color, I had to choose Patina by Ian Frazier. Also love the Statue of Liberty. https:…
This "Talk of the Town" piece on Scott LoBaido is so recognizably Ian Frazier's that the could have run…
America to me is so varied and exciting. I always feel nostalgia for the place I'm not in, an
"In the Land of the Free, the Indians were the "original" free" Ian Frazier
To me, a bag in a tree is like a flag of chaos, and when I remove it, I'm capturing the flag of
When the days start to get shorter, I want to be in some nice brick building on the East Coa
3 of 5 stars to Family by Ian Frazier
Didn't catch and Ian Frazier at has the video here:
my conversation at the Strand w/ The New Yorker's amazing Ian Frazier and special guest, farmer Justin Knopf
"Sometimes the right words can transform your eyes." // Ian Frazier (in the piece "Patina")
Perfect example of why I read pretty much everything in the each issue. Bravo, Ian Frazier!…
Todd Frazier met Jose Fernandez in the outfield day after they faced each other for the first time.
Another two-out hit, this one by Omar Narvaez, drives in Todd Frazier and the lead 3-0, T9.
Writing humor for me is more like a watchful-ness. You have to watch. When you say something
Everything in Russia is made of cement - phone booths, fence posts and light bulbs.
With reporting, if you work hard, you can usually pull something out. But writing humor doesn
The exit velo on Todd Frazier's 421 foot homer was 110 mph. MLB had it at 428 feet. Nearly left the park in left-field corner.
I would hate to see the idea of freedom disappear, and I wonder if maybe it will.
Ian Bunting heading to the locker room with an apparent injury.
I'm one of those people who happen to like trees. I don't know why - I just do. As a kid, I
People in Russia adapt to misery by a deep, deep humor.
I think Indians dress better than anyone, but I don't want to imitate more than a detail or t
America can enjoy a vital, fully functioning government, with all the benefits provided by T
guess I'll go to king frazier since Ian been
Russia has always had a global history. Global history is a bummer. You suffer invasions of
“Fear, particularly of death, seems to play an important role in pushing people towards conservatism.” –Ian Reynolds Frazier
Todd Frazier is just a class act. Some great words to the fans of the Reds, you can tell really loved it here.
Mike Napoli signs one-year, $7 million contract with after they fail to land Todd Frazier, per an…
just like I tried talking myself into Moss last year ha yeah, why couldn't we snag Frazier!?
Todd Frazier -Really don t know much about the White Sox . Looking forward to playing with them
Frazier is a .273 hitter 1st half and .239 2nd half, but the only year the Reds were in contention he hit .269 2nd half.
Todd Frazier: "I want to be a team player like always. I want to win."
New 3B Todd Frazier--I'm pretty excited, I've got to be truthful.
Hahn: "We view (Frazier) as one of the finer third baseman in the game."
Over the last three seasons, Todd Frazier's 18 Defensive Runs Saved are fifth among all third baseman in the majors.
Todd Frazier had 35 HR in 2015. third basemen had 24 HR in 2014-15 combined.
yeah i like them 3, u guys got Frazier so thats good.
have used 2 of 4 acquired in Jake Peavy trade (Montas, Wendelken) in deals for Todd Frazier, Brett Lawrie. Avi Garc…
A few notable players have acquired from in trades:. Paul Konerko... Ken Griffey Jr. Todd Frazier (reportedly)
Todd Frazier is why I went to the Reds games ☹
THIS JUST IN: Reds send Todd Frazier to White Sox in 3-team trade with Dodgers. (via
Traded away their top 3 prospects for 3 decent guys and Todd Frazier
Looks like Todd Frazier has been traded..
"Harvey, deGrom, and the whole bunch;. Next year they’ll eat the Royals’ lunch." Ian Frazier holiday poem &
Your two idols are Ian Keatley and Ian Frazier.
Dear Santa,. All I want for Christmas is a new jump shot. The one I have is broke and I can't seem to fix it 😒😒🏀. Sincerely,. Ian Frazier
Wow, if you need to feel a bit more hopeful about the world, read Ian Frazier's piece on now.
Ian Frazier reading Lamentations of the Father - it is a must for every parent of young children.
Been fascinated by these since I read about them in Ian Frazier, or maybe William Least Heat-Moon?
A reasonably heartening Saturday-morning read: Ian Frazier in the on DreamYard:
LMAO Mariners NEED Todd Frazier bruh. Y'all can get Ian Desmond, we out here trading for trash pitchers rn
I still think the White Sox pursue Todd Frazier. Whether they can pry him loose is another story
Oh how I love this Ian Frazier profile of Sylvia Earle
a great and moving essay by Ian Frazier:
might not match up with on Todd Frazier, but are "shopping Frazier heavily," per Latest: https:…
The and are in discussions about 3B Todd Frazier
Also - re: Frazier v. Lawrie. Why not both? Lawrie at 2B, Frazier at 3B, Sanchez to SS.
In this week’s issue, Ian Frazier explores the impact of the Bronx’s largest arts organization:
indeed he did, about Frazier and Paterson.
Features interviews with Ian Frazier and Adam Gopnik, revelations on Joan Didion and Marco Polo, plus unauthorized Romania footage...
Stop Ian Frazier before he writes beautiful copy again!
yo check out this awesome interview did with fiction judge Ian Frazier for
"Russian humor is slapstick, except you actually die"--Ian Frazier.
Ian Frazier on Daniil Kharms' life and literature | A strangely funny Russian genius -
Read an interview with our nonfiction judge, Ian Frazier! Live on the plain china blog:
"Every once in a while, people need to be in the presence of things that are really far away." -Ian Frazier
"It can be hard to explain why I like Kharms’s writing, or why anybody does." Ian Frazier on Daniil Kharms.
I interviewed Ian Frazier for the blog. Check it out:
Ian Frazier gets Kharms some Western press! Awaiting the day I can call something "Kharms-ian" without a blank stare
Russian humor is slapstick, only you actually die. Ian Frazier, NYRB
Odd but true fact: Ian Frazier, who wrote that, was my babysitter when I was about five. (As mentioned in .)
At Ian Frazier writes with his customary wit and intelligence about Daniil Kharms.
I sat behind the great writer Ian Frazier today on a train, and for 2 hours he stared out the window, no smartphone in sight.
"Russians of the later Soviet era knew him only as a writer for children, an age group he professed to despise" Ian Frazier on Daniil Kharms
"The past explains how I got here, but the future is up to me - and I love to live life at full throttle.". -Ian Frazier.
.My colleague Ian Frazier says: Editors are the judge and jury, but data is the court of appeals.
Russian humor is slapstick, only you actually die, explains Ian Frazier:
The always brilliant Ian Frazier on Russian humor:
Ian Frazier on Daniil Kharms: “His life gave him a lot not to be jolly about”
Russian humor is to ordinary humor what backwoods fundamentalist poisonous snake handling is to a petting zoo. – Ian Frazier
Last four paragraphs of Ian Frazier on Kharms in are just great.
Ian Frazier's essay on Daniil Kharms: probably the first time Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey has appeared in
12 lanes wide, Queens Blvd in NewYorkCity is called by people who have to walk across it the Blvd of Death. — Ian Frazier, New Yorker 3/16/15
Breaking: "DEC ISSUES GUIDANCE TO AVOID CONFLICTS WITH COYOTES" - seeking reax from Wile E. Coyote and/or Ian Frazier.
“The silent sniper fire of overdoses from pills and heroin has hit Staten Island harder than anyplace else in the city.” Ian Frazier reports.
Ever written a fan letter to someone before? I've written to writers-- Ian Frazier, Spalding Gray, Mary Gordon.
Redskins name in this week's NYer — Ian Frazier: Attending the Gateway to Nations Pow Wow.
"She looks enough like the late Bea Arthur [of TV's "Maude"] that it would be negligent not to say so." —Ian Frazier, "Blue Bloods"
The horseshoe crab is half a billion years old, but its existence may be threatened. Ian Frazier reports:
Ian Frazier: Can the horseshoe crab be saved?
Book Club meets today at noon and 6pm. Dr. Jim Hoy of Emporia State University will be at the noon group as we discuss "The Great Plains" by Ian Frazier. Hope to see you here!
Acclaimed author and New Yorker writer and humorist Ian Frazier to lecture on Feb. 6
Back in 1990, in an awesome piece for The New Yorker, author Ian Frazier told the—shall we say—little-known story of Wile E. Coyote's endless legal battles with the Acme Company. Now, the tale of Coyote's legal tribulations, suing Acme for grievous personal injury and catastrophic product malfunction, has been designed and republished by Michael Bierut of Pentagram, featuring original diagrams by Daniel Weil.
Move over, Roger Angell and Ian Frazier, is doing year-end poems too and they have AV:
A couple of books I genuinely love: Great Plains by Ian Frazier and Old Glory by Jonathan Raban (any of his books really).
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
"For baseball games, Yankee Stadium seats 50,287. If all the homeless people who now live in New York City used the stadium for a gathering, several thousand of them would have to stand." - Ian Frazier, The New Yorker
Hidden City: What should the next mayor of NYC do about homelessness Thank you, Ian Frazier, for writing this.
“He considered for a moment and said, ‘Jail’s worse.’” : read Ian Frazier on the Hidden City
read this : Ian Frazier on the Hidden City :
Ian Frazier slips in a Daisy Buchanan (Gatsby) reference in this excellent on homeless and NYC:
Ian Frazier's piece "Hidden City" is a masterclass in reporting and writing:
Lots of people think it's "nothing", but I like it. Just reread Ian Frazier's Great Plains, wonderful book about region.
According to Ian Frazier's Great Plains, the Comanche regarded Texans as special category & shot them on sight.
Wow! This Seahawks/49ers game is already getting chippy.
Beautiful and sad read written by Ian Frazier in this month's Outside Magazine
Weather is perfect for night swimming!
I'm sure he was involved in the fight about 5 minutes later.
'Siberia is so big, it’s almost more an idea than a place' Ian Frazier
Wells Fargo is known to scam people. I don't trust them
You've gotta read "Walking Normally: The Facts" by Ian Frazier in this week's New Yorker. You will appreciate it :)
Closest shirt I could find to yellow was tan
I promise people going to school can't drive .
X Factor season premier featured a lot of contestants from Florida. Was really surprised!
What is Jones' stats? Would he be able to contribute right away?
Not sure what degree I want to go for yet. Searching colleges to find an interesting one at least
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Age I was given: 22 Where I lived: port orchard What I drove: ford escape What I was doing: looking for work Who had my heart: Ian Frazier Where I am now Age: 24 Where I live: port orchard What I drive: ford escape What I am doing: working at Home Depot Who has my heart: married to Ian Frazier Like my status I will give you and age
Lol some of the stuff at the meeting 😂😂 What a good six weeks this is going to be
This was from a few years ago. Not this year.
Well, back to the same old Jets bulletin board material that makes them lose
If you need a little adorableness added to your afternoon, this charming piece by Ian Frazier ought to do the trick:
"People almost always talk on cell phones while in motion - driving, walking down the street, riding on a commuter train. The cell phone took the transience the pay phone implied and turned it into VIP-style mobility and speed. Even sitting in a restaurant, the person on a cell phone seems importantly busy and on the move. Cell-phone conversations seem to be unlimited by ordinary constraints of place and time, as if they represent an almost-perfect form of communication whose perfect state would be telepathy. And yet no matter how we factor the world away, it remains. I think this is what drives me so nuts when a person sitting next to me on a bus makes a call from her cell phone. Yes, this busy and important caller is at no fixed point in space, but nevertheless I happen to be beside her. The job of providing physical context falls on me; I become her call's surroundings" - Ian Frazier
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Fact-Checking Sadie, Age 3: "Back off our turf, Ian Frazier, or my papa will cut you." TRUE (
Just one (of many) reasons I love Ian Frazier: "What I have to say next concerns the Omsk airport men's room. I regret this."--from Travels in Siberia.
“A piece by Ian Frazier on fishing guide Stealhead Joe: Ian's mom was English teacher at my HS.
Ian Frazier's piece in Outside mag on the death of fishing guide Joe Randolph is worth finding. I read it twice.
A biography of Danny Kaye? It never ceases to amaze me what we actually have at this library. And some one's dog ate the new Ian Frazier...
Have you gotten your ticket yet? Ian Frazier, writer for The New Yorker, will be at the From Farm to Tray VIP reception! We hope you'll be there too!
Very excited for this upcoming series of readers! Sue Grafton, Ian Frazier, Amy Tan, George Saunders, and more.
► REREADING PUSHKIN.: In his wonderful book Travels in Siberia, Ian Frazier quotes George Kennan (the nineteen...
Ian Frazier: Hurricane Sandy and the Future of Staten Island : The New Yorker via
In preparation for returning to MN, I reading a most interesting non-fiction book, Cold, by Bill Streever. I'd rank him 3rd after Mary Roach and Ian Frazier for non-fiction writers... Not as entertaining, but SO informative as to why we need some cold in the world!
Life skills everyone should master by the age of 40 (Oprah Magazine). HOW TO LAUGH AT LIFE "The tap water hits a spoon in the sink and sprays you. You pull a window shade and it just keeps going and going. You can't roll up a garden hose in any dignified way. You have to become a connoisseur of these events -- 'Wow, look at that, that's great.' You have to hope that a higher power is saying, 'That was a good one!' And that you're sharing the divine pleasure it's taking in your misfortune." -- Ian Frazier, author of The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days
A story by Ian Frazier, Laws Concerning Food and Drink; Household Principles; Lamentations of the Father, as read by Peter Sagal, the host of NPR's quiz show...
Ian Frazier, for the Chi @ Chicago Humanities Festival @ First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple
We can't wait for the event with Ian Frazier at the Chicago Humanities Festival on Saturday! -
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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.
Four strange—and sometimes comic—tales on this program. The first two stories are from an evening at Symphony Space hosted by the comic writer Ian Frazier, drawn from his anthology Humor Me. Chip Zien, who starred on Broadway as the Baker in Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods,” reads “A Prayer,” by...
Texas Book Festival websiteStart blocking off your calendars for the weekend of October 27-29 because the Texas Book Festival has finally announced their 2012 lineup. The much awaited weekend promises a little something for everyone, with authors including Ian Frazier, Naomi Wolf, Robert Caro, D.T. ...
Today is the anniversary of the disputed death of "Crazy Horse". "Even the most basic outline of his life shows how great he was, because he remained himself from the moment of his birth to the moment he died; because he knew exactly where he wanted to live, and never left; because he may have surrendered, but he was never defeated in battle; because, although he was killed, even the Army admitted he was never captured; because he was so free that he didn't know what a jail looked like. His dislike of the oncoming civilization was prophetic. He never met the President, never rode on a train, slept in a boarding house, or ate at a table and unlike many people all over the world, when he met white men he was not diminished by the encounter."— Ian Frazier, Great Plains [20] In the view of author Chris Hedges, "there are few resistance figures in American history as noble as Crazy Horse", while adding that "his ferocity of spirit remains a guiding light for all who seek lives of defiance."
Just now I am enjoying a book titled Travels in Siberia by Ian Frazier. I just wanted to share a snippet: In the year 1220, a Taoist monk named Ch’ang ch’un received a summons from Genghis Khan. The Mongol emperor, ruler of more earthly territory than any human before him, had a curiosity about spiritual things. He had heard of Ch’ang ch’un’s reputation for wisdom and he wanted the monk to come to him so he could ask some questions. Any request from the khan had to be obeyed so with an entourage of disciples, the seventy-three-year-old monk set out from Peking in 1221 on a journey to Genghis’s encampment far to the west. Ch’ang ch’un and his companions went across much of Asia. The disciples kept a diary; here is a sample: “There was a stony river, more than fifty li long, the banks of which were about a hundred feet high. The water in the river was clear and cold, and bubbled like sonorous jade.” (One of the best river descriptions ever: bubbled like sonorous jade.) By the time wi ...
"A nuclear-missile silo is one of the quintessential Great Plains objects." - Ian Frazier. I know it is surprising to see how some people, even the well known, have spoken openly of Missile Silos in this manner. Today is National Missile Silo Rape Awareness day. Many missile silos all over the Black Hills and even the world have been being raped into! If you'd like more information, we highly suggest joining the TASFTEPOMSRI - The Ambiguous Society For The Encouragement or Prevention of Missile Silo Rape International.
by Ian Frazier (February 1997, The Atlantic Monthly) Of the beasts of the field, and of the fishes of the sea, and of all foods that are acceptable in my sight you may eat, but not in the living room.
"Writing the Outdoors," a nonfiction master class with author Ian Frazier and 13 other language arts teachers at the Cullmann Center, NY Public Library on Fifth Ave & 42nd St.
More than 100 authors and presenters including authors Roy Blount Jr. and Ian Frazier will participate in the Arkansas Literary Festival, coming to a variety of locations on both sides of the Arkansas River Thursday-Sunday (April 12-15). Admission to most events is free.
Ian Frazier visits a beloved former bus driver who recalls backing up in the Lincoln Tunnel on 9/11:
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