Yiddish With George and Laura

Yiddish With George and Laura

Book - 2006 | 1st ed
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Baker & Taylor
In a hilarious new primer-style parody, the authors of Yiddish with Dick and Jane journey inside the world of the president and entire first family, capturing the "white-bread" world of George and Laura Bush and offering important lessons about life and politics. 75,000 first printing.

Hachette Book Group
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.

Baker
& Taylor

Offers a parody of the original "Dick and Jane" primers with George W. Bush's family life as the subject matter, interjecting Yiddish expressions into the text for humorous effect.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316014465
031601446X
Branch Call Number: 973.931 WEI
Characteristics: 103 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Davilman, Barbara

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