Long one of the country's foremost non-fiction writerswith such books as Great Plains, On the Rez, Family, and Travels in Siberia, frequent New Yorker contributor Ian Frazier visits with a much-awaited first novel, The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). What a hoot of a debut. "Ian Frazier is not a mommy, and as his best friend I can swear that he is not a curser in any way, yet this book, The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days, is the funniest book I have ever read on the subject of moms and the crazy bliss that makes up their life. Being and Nothingness? Read this instead ..." - Jamaica Kincaid.