Lamentations of the Father

Lamentations of the Father

When The Atlantic Monthly celebrated its 150th anniversary by publishing excerpts from the best writing ever to appear in the magazine, in the category of the humorous essay it chose only four pieces—one by Mark Twain, one by James Thurber, one by Kurt Vonnegut, and Ian Frazier's 1997 essay "Lamentations of the Father." The title piece of this new collection has had an ongoing life in anthologies, in radio performances, in audio recordings, on the Internet, and… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 25, 2010)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English

Awards: Thurber Prize for American Humor 2009 winner


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