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Ian Frazier brings The Cursing Mommy to The Booksmith

When

Wednesday Nov 14, 2012 (7:30–9pm)

Where

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The Booksmith (Venue Partner)

1644 Haight St

415.863.8688

Price

Free

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The Booksmith says…

Based on his widely read columns for The New Yorker, Ian Frazier’s uproarious first novel, The Cursing Mommy’s Book of Days, centers on a profoundly memorable character, sprung from an impressively fertile imagination. Structured as a daybook of sorts, the book follows the Cursing Mommy -- beleaguered wife of Larry and mother of two boys, twelve and eight -- as she tries (more or less) valiantly to offer tips on how to do various tasks around the home, only to end up on the ground, cursing, surrounded by broken glass. Her voice is somewhere between Phyllis Diller’s and Sylvia Plath’s: a hilariously desperate housewife with a taste for swearing and large glasses of red wine, who speaks to the frustrations of everyday life.