Yiddish with George and Laura


Series Number: 726
Genre: Humor
Condition: New
Read: ✓
Shelf: 8
Goodreads: Yes


Author: Weiner, Ellis; Davilman, Barbara
Binding: Hardback
Cover Price: 14.99
Amazon Link: Buy from Amazon.com


Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Copyright Year: 2006
Publication Year: 2006
ISBN#: 0-316-01446-X
LCCN#: 2006018513
Pages: 112
Address: New York
Dewey Decimal: 973.931092/2
LoC Classification: E903.3 .W45 2006


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.