Coyote V. Acme

ISBN-10: 0312420587

ISBN-13: 9780312420581

Edition: 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Ian Frazier

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The title essay of Coyote v. Acme, Ian Frazier's second collection of humorous essays, imagines the opening statement of an attorney representing cartoon character Wile E. Coyote in a product liability suit against the Acme Company, supplier of unpredictable rocket sleds and faulty spring-powered shoes. Other essays are about Bob Hope's golfing career, a commencement address given by a Satanist college president, a suburban short story attacked by the Germans, the problem of issues versus non-issues, and the theories of revolutionary stand-up comedy from Comrade Stalin. From first to last, this is Frazier at his hilarious best.
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 2/9/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Writer and broadcaster Ian Frazier was born in Ohio and educated at Harvard University, where he wrote for the Harvard Lampoon. After his graduation he joined The New Yorker staff and frequently contributes to The Atlantic Monthly. His writing collections Dating Your Mom and Coyote V. Acme earned him a Thurber Prize for American Humor. The Great Plains won a 1990 Spur Award for Nonfiction from the Western Writers of America. Frazier has appeared on the National Public Radio Program A Prairie Home Companion and has acted in Smoke and Blue in the Face, both of which are Wayne Wang and Paul Auster films.

The Last Segment
From the Bank with Your Money on Its Mind
Webbing
Boswell's Life of Don Johnson
Where the Bodies Are Buried
Brandy by Firelight
Child of War
Thanks for the Memory
Coyote v. Acme
In the Plain Air
Ask Sherman Strong
The Afternoon of June 8, 1991
Have You Ever
Linton's Whatnots
Issues and Non-issues
Line 46a
Dial W-H-Y W-O-R-K
The Frankest Interview Yet
The Novel's Main Character
Your Face or Mine
Making "Movies" in New York
Stalin's Chuckle
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