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Publisher Comments:

The authors of the bestselling Yiddish with Dick and Jane are back — with a new vocabulary list, a new story, and a whole new cast of characters.

If you thought Dick, Jane, and Sally were fun, just watch what happens when the President of the United States takes his lovely wife and their beautiful twin daughters to a birthday party at Kennebunkport.

You'll not only learn useful new words like shpotzir, hekdish, and umglick, you'll discover that, no matter how old you get, a visit with the parents can turn you right back into the child you used to be.

Synopsis:

In this inspired follow-up to the bestselling Yiddish with Dick and Jane, Yiddish — the mother tongue of irony — invades the ultimate bastion of American WASP culture: Kennebunkport, home of the Bush clan.

Synopsis:

What do George and Laura Bush have in common with Dick and Jane? Well, both hail from prototypical WASP families. And, perhaps more to the point, both exhibit a natural resistance to moral complexity (i.e., reality).

That's the premise of this hilarious new primer-style book in which George, Laura, and the entire Bush family communicate with uncharacteristic expressiveness, conveying shades of of feeling and nuances of meaning that plain old English can't deliver--by peppering their conversatuon with Yiddishisms.

See George's mother.

Her name is Bar.

She wears a lot of pearls and is a farbisseneh.

You are late, George, Bar says.

Of course I am late, George says.

I am the President of the United States.

I am a big macher.

Like all good primers, YIDDISH WITH GEORGE AND LAURA tells a simple story--and, in the end, important life lessons are imparted.

About the Author

Ellis Weiner has been an editor of National Lampoon, a columnist for Spy, and a contributor to many magazines, including the New Yorker and the New York Times Magazine. He lives in Pennsylvania.

Barbara Davilman lives in Los Angeles, where she writes for television.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316014465
Author:
Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Illustrator:
Ruppert, Larry
Author:
Davilman, Barbara
Author:
Weiner, Ellis
Subject:
Topic - Political
Subject:
Form - Parodies
Subject:
Yiddish language
Subject:
WASPs (Persons)
Subject:
Bush, George W
Copyright:
Publication Date:
October 2006
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.20x5.28x.51 in. .44 lbs.

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Product details 112 pages Little Brown and Company - Yiddish 9780316014465 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this inspired follow-up to the bestselling Yiddish with Dick and Jane, Yiddish — the mother tongue of irony — invades the ultimate bastion of American WASP culture: Kennebunkport, home of the Bush clan.
"Synopsis" by , What do George and Laura Bush have in common with Dick and Jane? Well, both hail from prototypical WASP families. And, perhaps more to the point, both exhibit a natural resistance to moral complexity (i.e., reality).

That's the premise of this hilarious new primer-style book in which George, Laura, and the entire Bush family communicate with uncharacteristic expressiveness, conveying shades of of feeling and nuances of meaning that plain old English can't deliver--by peppering their conversatuon with Yiddishisms.

See George's mother.

Her name is Bar.

She wears a lot of pearls and is a farbisseneh.

You are late, George, Bar says.

Of course I am late, George says.

I am the President of the United States.

I am a big macher.

Like all good primers, YIDDISH WITH GEORGE AND LAURA tells a simple story--and, in the end, important life lessons are imparted.

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