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Coyote V. Acme

 
 
 
 
Coyote V. Acme
Author: Ian Frazier
ISBN 13: 9780312420581
ISBN 10: 312420587
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: 2002-02-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
List Price: $14.00
 
 

The title essay of Coyote v. Acme, Ian Frazier's second collection of humorous essays, imagines the opening statement of an attorney representing cartoon character Wile E. Coyote in a product liability suit against the Acme Company, supplier of unpredictable rocket sleds and faulty spring-powered shoes. Other essays are about Bob Hope's golfing career, a commencement address given by a Satanist college president, a suburban short story attacked by the Germans, the problem of issues versus non-issues, and the theories of revolutionary stand-up comedy from Comrade Stalin. From first to last, this is Frazier at his hilarious best.

Publishers Weekly

A collection of essays, which PW called "awfully good, smart and wicked at the same time," from the New Yorker humorist. (May)