Ian Frazier Wins Thurber Prize

In this publicity image released by Thurber House, Ian Frazier, winner of the 2009 Thurber Prize for American Humor, is shown in New York on Monday, Oct. 5, 2009. (AP Photo/Thurber House, Scott Manning) AP/Thurber House, Scott Manning

Ian Frazier is a funny man. Officially.

The author and frequent New Yorker contributor won the Thurber Prize for American Humor for his lighthearted book on parental guidance, "Lamentations of the Father." Frazier, who in 1997 received the inaugural Thurber award, will receive $5,000, prize organizers said Monday.

Other previous Thurber winners include David Sedaris, Christopher Buckley and Jon Stewart and the co-authors of "America (The Book)."

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