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Coyote V Acme

Pub Date : 2002-02-09 | Author : Ian Frazier | Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN 10 : 9781466828759
ISBN 13 : 1466828757

Twenty-two humorous essays on topics ranging from Joseph Stalin's theories of revolutionary stand-up comedy, to a commencement address given by a Satanist college President, to the..


Coyote V Acme

Pub Date : 2002-02-09 | Author : Ian Frazier | Publisher : Macmillan

ISBN 10 : 0312420587
ISBN 13 : 9780312420581

A hilarious collection of essays explores such odd details of American popular culture as Wile E. Coyote's liability suit against the Acme company, Bob Hope's golfing career, the c..


On The Rez

Pub Date : 2001-05-04 | Author : Ian Frazier | Publisher : Macmillan

ISBN 10 : 0312278594
ISBN 13 : 9780312278595

The author visits the Pine Ridge Reservation and shares his observations of the heroism, humor, and tough spirit that keeps these people afloat in the midst of crushing poverty...


Lamentations Of The Father

Pub Date : 2000 | Author : Ian Frazier | Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN 10 : 0664222382
ISBN 13 : 9780664222383

Riffing on the language of Deuteronomy, Frazier spins a harried father's code of conduct for his young children. Laws and edicts governing the use of sippy cups, the duration of qu..


Dating Your Mom

Pub Date : 2003-03-01 | Author : Ian Frazier | Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN 10 : 9781466828766
ISBN 13 : 1466828765

From the opening essay, "The Bloomsbury Group Live at the Apollo (Liner Notes from the New Best-Selling Album)" to the title piece that discusses ways in which you might begin a ro..


Acme Catalog

Pub Date : 2006-04-27 | Author : Charles Carney | Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN 10 : 081185115X
ISBN 13 : 9780811851152

With such offerings as jet-powered pogo sticks, iron birdseed, fake holes, and roof-mounted catapults, presents one hundred wacky products from the Acme Company, the sole supplier ..


The Book Of Barely Imagined Beings

Pub Date : 2013-04-10 | Author : Caspar Henderson | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 9780226044705
ISBN 13 : 022604470X

From medieval bestiaries to Borges’s Book of Imaginary Beings, we’ve long been enchanted by extraordinary animals, be they terrifying three-headed dogs or asps impervious to a ..