Books Ian Frazier Books by Ian Frazier Ian Frazier has written books about: Travel Nonfiction Fiction Comedy Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Ian Frazier My Guilty Pleasure If Being A Teen Wasn't Awkward Enough: A Date With 'Your Mom' November 17, 2013 When humor writer Tom Ruprecht decided in high school to read Ian Frazier's Dating Your Mom, he faced a conundrum that most teens would find terrifying: How do you ask your mom to buy you a book with a title like that? And — again, like most teenagers — his solution wasn't exactly graceful. But at least the book of essays was worth it. New In Paperback Sept. 30-Oct. 6: Love, Comedy And Some Four-Letter Words September 30, 2013 In softcover fiction, Mark Helprin sets a romance against the backdrop of midcentury New York, and Ian Frazier presents the journals of a mother who swears an extremely blue streak. In softcover nonfiction, Yael Kohen collects an oral history of women in comedy, and Jon Ronson gathers some funny stories of his own. Author Interviews Housekeeping Tips From One Mercurial 'Mommy' October 1, 2012 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. Housekeeping Tips From One Mercurial 'Mommy' Listen · 8:20 8:20 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/161430380/162101047" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript New In Paperback Franzen's 'Freedom', Country 'Chrome', Mandela Speaks, Siberian Adventure September 29, 2011 Jonathan Franzen's much-discussed Freedom arrives in paperback, along with selected stories from William Trevor and a new Rick Bass novel set in 1950s Nashville. In nonfiction, Nelson Mandela opens the archives to his past, and Ian Frazier explores Siberia. Book Reviews 'Humor Me': An Eclectic Anthology Of Funny June 3, 2010 We're not even halfway through 2010, but we can all probably agree it's not going to be the funniest year of the millennium — what with melting glaciers, two wars and a pesky recession. The 54 pieces Ian Frazier collects in Humor Me won't make you forget the state of the world, but at the very least, they'll keep you chuckling.