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I suggest getting the Teach Yourself series' Thai book.
I have the Chiang Mai YMCA's book on reading Thai and Sriwalai Ponmanee's 'Writing and Reading Thai' also but I always refer back to Allison's book.
So, do not think you will learn much more from this book than sentences like "In Lamphoon there are rice farmers".
Easy Thai originally was printed with a tan and green cover with a map of Thailand, that was it. Everyone called it the Green Book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Big Mango
Little can be added to the terrible reviews of this Vietnam war era book posted by previous authors. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Scot Barme
This book is somewhat misnamed- it doesn't really qualify as an introduction to the Thai language, but just to its writing system. Read morePublished on October 26, 2009 by perekladach
First off, the title is a horror. One as a rule avoids language books with the word "Easy". Besides that, the title is seriously wrong. Read morePublished on July 7, 2008 by Owen O. Mcgowan
The strength of this book is the way it gradually builds on the Thai alphabet. The vocabulary words seem to be chosen not because of their usefulness but because they offer simple... Read morePublished on January 11, 2004 by John F. Adams
Without a doubt, easy. One of those you can pick up for 5-10 minutes a day and always feel that you are getting somewhere with this difficult language. Read morePublished on November 4, 2001 by chris graham
This book has made learniing to read and write in Thai simple and understandable. While it is the most difficult task a native English learner can tackle, it has been made simpler... Read morePublished on September 20, 2001 by LM
I learnt to write Thai sat on a beach in four days with this book. Of course it's not that simple after the for days I could not delineate words at all. Read morePublished on September 4, 2000 by Pat Hopper
I used this book 20 years ago when I started learning Thai. It was one of the only books available then, and was printed in the Thailand of 25 years ago, which is why other reviews... Read morePublished on January 9, 2000