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“Ian Frazier is funny and clever and a wonderful distraction . . . With the Cursing Mommy, Frazier . . . has created a comic-strip heroine for the chattering classes, a creature both endearing and diabolical, especially when disaster looms . . . But here’s the great thing about the Cursing Mommy, which perhaps accounts for her popularity—she’s a caricature, but she isn’t a joke. Thanks to Frazier’s generous and gentle spirit, she isn’t some suburban hot mess, though she is suburban and hot, and surely some kind of a mess. But she’s also eternally optimistic.” —Judith Newman, The New York Times Book Review
“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, for it is even funnier than Frazier’s other book: African-American Women Writers in the Diaspora: A Reconsideration of Morrison, Walker, Dove, and Frazier.” —Jamaica Kincaid
“[The Cursing Mommy’s Book of Days] is not only very funny but may actually remind you of the occasional frustrations of your own everyday life. Sit down on the floor with a big scotch and read it.” —Joe Peschel, The Boston Globe
"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, for it is even funnier than Frazier's other book: African-American Women Writers in the Diaspora: A Reconsideration of Morrison, Walker, Dove, and Frazier." (Jamaica Kincaid)
Ian Frazier is the author of Great Plains, The Fish’s Eye, On the Rez, Family, and Travels in Siberia, as well as Coyote v. Acme, Dating Your Mom, and Lamentations of the Father, all published by FSG. A frequent contributor to The New Yorker, he lives in Montclair, New Jersey.
This is one of the funniest books I have ever read.
The book is written in a diary like format and starts out funny but after a few chapters I found the book extremely repetitive in its writing style.
Cursing Mommy is really funny and I like how Frazier puts her story together and brings it to a head.
If I were a stay-at-home mom, this book would be my inner monologue. Dry, acerbic, inappropriate, and completely off-the-wall. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Janet K. Nabring-Stager
I didn't realize what i was buying. Maybe read three or four chapters and wanted my money back.Published 2 months ago by Annette Hudson
I love Ian Frazier in small doses (e.g. in Mew Yorker), but reading this all at once was too much. Maybe you should read a chapter a day instead.Published 3 months ago by Karen Coleman
This is just about the funniest book I have ever read. I would often have to put the book down because I was laughing too hard to read. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Cydbarb
This book was hysterical! And very easy to put down and pick up again. My kids were annoyed because my laughing interrupted their blasting tv!Published 5 months ago by Jen, Mom of Twins
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Very funny and the book is as advertised in the title. The narrator has a potty mouth so if you are offended by foul language, this book is not... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Elaine Litton
Yes there is plenty of cursing. Very funny though. I found myself listening to this on long drives, now my friends have bought their own copies for their cars. Read morePublished 7 months ago by imtheniceone
In one word, HILARIOUS, if you appreciate the humor and wit of the Cursing Mommy. It makes me laugh and lighten up from the daily grind!Published 7 months ago by Annonymous
The novelty of this work was very dated as it has not stood the test of time. The profanity works for the first twenty pages or so and then degenerates into a huge yawning bore. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Crazy88Line Cook