Yo Capeesh!

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You know you’re a paisan if…

  • You wear a gold chain with at least two medals, one of which is an Italian horn or hand.
  • Someone you know is a gavone.
  • Your richest relatives are in the garbage business.
  • You never bought a pack of cigarettes that had a tax stamp on it.

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Yo Capeesh!: A Guide to Understanding Italian Americans

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Overview

You know you’re a paisan if…

  • You wear a gold chain with at least two medals, one of which is an Italian horn or hand.
  • Someone you know is a gavone.
  • Your richest relatives are in the garbage business.
  • You never bought a pack of cigarettes that had a tax stamp on it.

Italian Americans are the most expressive and animated people on the planet. Whether you are a “friend of ours” or just a “friend of mine,” Yo Capeesh! is the complete handbook for true Italian living. A humorous, educational and sentimental guide to Italian Americana, Yo Capeesh! is a dictionary for interpreting the pungent hyperbolic clichés and mysteries of Italian American culture.

Open the pages of Yo Capeesh! and soon you will let-a your hands do the talking, cook zeppole for your goombahs and stock your CD collection with Vic Damone.

“Caridi has done the virtually impossible, in a relatively short space he's provided a sampling of an American sub-culture and made it fun reading.”—Nancy Madison, Author of Romantic Suspense and Romantic Comedy

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595221684
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/17/2002
  • Pages: 122
  • Sales rank: 819,614
  • Product dimensions: 0.29 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2003

    Just Heavenly

    I just finished reading 'Yo Capeesh!!!' by Jim Cardin. My parents were born in Sicily. I thought I was reading about my family. I couldn't stop laughing. Anyone who has any Italian in their heritage or anyone who knows an Italian-American will have a great time readng this book. It will be a best-seller

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2003

    I just finished writing Yo Capeesh by Jim Caridi

    My parents were born in Sicily. I thought I was reading about my family. I couldn't stop laughing. Anyone who has any Italian in their heritage or anyone who knows an Italian-American will have a great time readng this book. It will be a best-seller! Fr. Tony Rigoli St. Jude Shrine, New Orleans, La.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2002

    Great gift book.

    I received this book as a gift and enjoyed it front to back. There's a little something for everyone; History, humour, nostalgia, etc. The Italian-American to American translation section is not only entertaining but actually useful as a quick reference during those Soprano reruns! Highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2002

    Great!

    For anyone who ever wanted to be DeNiro, this is the secret formula. Great humor, great insights. You will be changed by this book!

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