Ian Frazier started out as a humor writer.
Frazier did a monumental job of researching his family history and produced an eloquent family history that parallels the country's history as well.
To read "Family" is to gain a fonder, fuller appreciation of our own families, and of all the blessed ties that bind.
Have not started to read yet bury appears to be everything I expected.Published 5 months ago by Carol Springsteen
A well-written, thoroughly researched history of US over
the past 200 years, as seen from the vantage point of
the author's family.
I like Ian Frazier as a writer, but felt this book was a personal family story that is only important to his family. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dixie A. Blake
I'm not finished with it yet, but I love Ian Frazier's narrative. He uses such poetic language and images along side interesting facts. Read morePublished on April 24, 2013 by Webbpowers
Frazier is surely one of the greatest writers of nonfiction in America today. How wonderfully he clothes the skeleton of the family tree. Read morePublished on October 17, 2011 by Elaine Holzapfel
I listened to Mr Frazier talk about this book on Prairie Home Companion. When I got home, I went to download it for my Kindle, only to find out it was not available in this format. Read morePublished on January 2, 2011 by dallasnewsgirl
The professional review from booklist above is spot on. I really enjoyed reading this book. Has really inspired me to start tracking down some of my own family history and... Read morePublished on October 25, 2009 by Alan
History is never so fully appreciated, never so readily linked to the present moment as when a person knows his family history. Read morePublished on January 30, 2007 by Tyler R. Tichelaar