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Product Details

  • Series: Dirty Everyday Slang
  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press; Bilingual edition (September 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1612430562
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612430560
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,160 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

The most fun part about writing this book was cobbling together real Yiddish words to create some new expressions for things which either didn't exist or remained unnamed in the Yiddish-speaking shtetls of our forefathers (mainly sex acts and drugs!) 

I hope you'll have as much time reading as I had writing!

All modesty aside, this book is such great bathroom reading, you'll WISH you were ibbledikh in your kishkes!

Enjoy!

Adrienne

About the Author

Adrienne Gusoff is a freelance writer, humorist, teacher and lecturer. She is the originator of BubbyGram, a party entertainment service, and is the designer and writer of Bubby Greeting Cards as well as other humorous card lines for many different card publishers.

More About the Author

Adrienne was born in Brooklyn sometime during the Pliocene Era and has lived in New York City most of her life. She is the author of several books including Dirty Yiddish Slang, Lucky in Love and Zen Jewish Humor. She's a freelance writer and advice columnist for various publications and websites.

Adrienne is the founder/Grand Poobah of www.BubbyGram.com, a party entertainment company. Back in the 1980's, dressed as a Jewish grandma ("Bubby") she delivered Birthday Bagels, Get Well Chicken Soup and her famous "Chopped Liver Heart" throughout the New York Metro area while singing original songs, doing original jokes and shtick, and delivering a personalized roast. The company has since morphed into a full-service party entertainment company. (These days, it's pretty hard to get Adrienne out of the house in drag.)

She is also a designer/writer/consultant to the greeting card industry, writing funny cards, buttons, mugs, etc, for Recycled Paper Greetings, Papyrus, Smart Alex, Avanti, American Postcard and others. She teaches Greeting Card Design and Marketing at The New School-Parsons in New York City.

In additional to her humor writing, Adrienne is also a relationship coach and certified hypnotist. You can visit website at www.artofepiphany for inspirational articles and advice.

She is also the author (channneler?) of the blog http://thelivesofthedead.wordpress.com. "Dead people started telling me their stories. After a while, I figured I should write them down."

As if this weren't all enough, Adrienne is a popular public speaker. She designs programs for smallish to auditorium-sized groups, speaking with humor and wisdom on variety of subjects, including Jewish/Yiddish culture, improving personal relationships, finding more happiness and fulfillment in life, and how to find and keep love in your life. (visit either of her websites for more info.)

All this and plus some freelance brain surgery on the side, and usually she can pay her bills.

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Dirty Yiddish is laugh out loud funny, well written and informative.
Maude Popkin
From the back of the book, it has, "Cool slang, funny insults, explicit sex terms, raw swear words," and that pretty much sums up what you'll find here.
L. Cramer
People come over to my house to visit me, see this book, pick it up and start laughing and reading.
Jan Albert

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By wendy brackman on September 29, 2012
Format: Paperback
I am enjoying Adrienne's book of Dirty Yiddish. Finally - a book that delights to read - a fun challenge to remember
the expressions. There are words and expressions here that I'm sure I heard (but never understood) as a child growing up around Yiddish speaking family.
Yiddish died with my generation because the folks used as the secret language around the kids.
Our dear devoted Author has decoded the most delicious phrases and words. It's all here- Adrienne is a sticker for detail. Thank you Adrienne!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Marc Posnock on September 15, 2012
Format: Paperback
I love this book!
It's like a time machine - taking me back to my childhood when I'd listen to my grandfather tell dirty jokes I never understood because the punchlines were always in Yiddish - "Oy, the kids are listening!"
But now "Dirty Yiddish" comes along and unlocks the mystery - shedding new light on my youth.
Now I know what I've been missing all these years!
The pages are already dog-eared.
Thanks for bringing this all back to life in such a fun and enjoyable way.
Well done!
"Two Rabbi's walk into a bar..."
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By a parent on September 16, 2012
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This book is a fabulously funny take on an old language. Smartly written, genuinely funny, and easy to read. I just bought extra copies to give to friends, I liked it so much! So nu,...what are you waiting for?...treat yourself!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Maude Popkin on September 2, 2012
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Dirty Yiddish is laugh out loud funny, well written and informative. It's easy to read and hard to put down. I could just hear my mother (may she rest in peace) belting out some of the common Yiddish phrases. My sister and I always knew we were in trouble when we heard "Gutinue" followed by "Oy a brokh!" The dirty words and sayings in the book are the icing on the cake. Highly recommend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joseph G Epstein on March 30, 2013
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Book was well thought out and presented well. It reminded me of many expressions my parents used, some variations I was not aware of, and some additional expressions.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andrew on March 20, 2013
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Had to review!! Growing up in a Jewish family I picked up on a lot of Yiddish words but heard many more that I never fully understood. Then I bought this book for a family member as a joke and incidentally figured out what the hell everyone's been complaining about all these years! This book is hilarious, even just for a bathroom read. Now I can kvetch with the best of them! (and make other inappropriate comments of course)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jan Albert on March 20, 2013
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People come over to my house to visit me, see this book, pick it up and start laughing and reading. I tell them to go get their own copy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bugnetz on March 12, 2013
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Very, very clever.

Enough to make you Kvell!

I'm breaking out my Slivovitz and then having a Schvitz!

Dirty Yiddish: Everyday Slang from "What's Up?" to "F*%# Off!" (Dirty Everyday Slang)
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