American essayist and humorist. Born in Hudson, Ohio, Frazier studied at Western Reserve Academy and Harvard University, where he worked as a humorist at the satirical
Harvard Lampoon. Since his graduation from Harvard in 1973 many of his humorous pieces have appeared first in the New Yorker and then been collected in such volumes as Dating Your Mom (1986), Coyote v. Acme (1996), and Lamentations of the Father (2008). Frazier's best-known work of nonfiction is Great Plains (1989)like his works Family (1994) and On the Rez (2000), it is based on both extensive research and his own experiences after moving to Montana in 1982. Since relocating with his family to the East Cost he has published Gone to New York: Adventures in the City (2005) as well as his most recent book, the best-selling Travels in Siberia (2010). See also us.macmillan.com/author/ianfrazier.