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Cranial Fracking

Ian Frazier

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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ISBN10: 0374603073
ISBN13: 9780374603076


192 Pages



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Ian Frazier, “America’s greatest essayist” (Los Angeles Times), has gathered his insights on the most urgent issues of today in Cranial Fracking. From climate change (what did Al Gore say at his colloquium on the rising temperatures in Hell?) to the state of culture (what do you do when you’re afflicted with Loss of Funding?) to Texas (what should we do with Texas?), he has all the answers. Or, at the very least, a lot of questions.

Frazier is endlessly curious and perpetually delighted, and seeing the absurdity of the world through his eyes is irresistible. Once more, the author of Hogs Wild and Travels in Siberia has struck oil.


Praise for Cranial Fracking

"When [Frazier] is critiquing artificial intelligence or advocating for mummies in what is otherwise a golden age of zombies, the theater of the absurd is taken to brave new worlds."—Kirkus Reviews

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Keeping a dream journal is also said to promote better recall and to train people to identify signs that indicate they are dreaming—chatting with the deceased, floating cars, talking skeletons.

—The New York...

About the author

Ian Frazier

Ian Frazier is the author of Hogs Wild, Great Plains, The Fish's Eye, On the Rez, Family, and Travels in Siberia, as well as Coyote v. Acme and Lamentations of the Father. A frequent contributor to The New Yorker, he lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

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