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Hogs Wild - Selected Reporting Pieces

Ian Frazier

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"A master of both distilled insight and utter nonsense" (The Believer), Ian Frazier is one of the most gifted chroniclers of contemporary America. Hogs Wild assembles a decade's worth of his finest essays and reportage, and demonstrates the irrepressible passions and artful digressions that distinguish his enduring body of work. Part muckraker, part adventurer, and part raconteur, Frazier beholds, captures, and occasionally reimagines the spirit of the American experience. He travels down South to examine feral hogs, and learns that their presence in any county is a strong indicator that it votes Republican. He introduces us to a man who, when his house is hit by a supposed meteorite, hopes to "leverage" the space object into opportunity for his family, and a New York City police detective who is fascinated with rap-music-related crimes. Alongside Frazier's delight in the absurdities of contemporary life is his sense of social responsibility: there's an echo of the great reform-mindedwriters in his pieces on a soup kitchen, opioid overdose deaths on Staten Island, and the rise in homelessness in New York City under Mayor Bloomberg. In each dizzying discovery, Hogs Wild unearths the joys of inquiry without agenda, curiosity without calculation. To read Frazier is to become a kind of social and political anthropologist--astute and deeply engaged.

Language:

English

Length:

12h 29m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

23:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

24:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

29:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

25:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

21:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

17:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

23:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

18:20


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

18:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

28:53


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

21:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

22:21


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

22:52


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

27:18


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

25:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:28