American Goulash

American Goulash

by Stephanie Yuhas

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Overview

American Goulash by Stephanie Yuhas

A Coming-of-Age Memoir...
American Goulash is a story about a nerd girl jousting with her Transylvanian family on the battlefields of suburban New Jersey for a chance to grow up authentically awkward and live a so-called normal American life.
Whether casting off old-world wives' tales or turning to art to cope with her immigrant family's general zaniness, Stephanie valiantly finds her own way through adolescence in this heartwarming, hilarious soon-to-be classic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935961734
Publisher: Libertary Co.
Publication date: 11/05/2014
Pages: 158
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Award-winning Stephanie Yuhas is a writer, producer, and professional goofball, with a BFA in animation from The University of the Arts. She lives near Philadelphia, where she and her partner, Matt Conant, run Cinevore Studios. Stephanie is also the founder of Project Twenty1, a nonprofit organization that runs the 21-Day Filmmaking Competition.

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American Goulash 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
K8Gr8 More than 1 year ago
Got it as a gift from my sister-in-law and really wasn't what I expected because I never heard of Stefanie Yuhas. So funny and relate-able for anybody who grew up in the '90s. I was surprised how much I laughed out loud. It kind of reminds me of Bossypants or maybe Me Talk Pretty Someday.
cessna More than 1 year ago
LeefromPhilly More than 1 year ago
This book was such a fun ride -- it left me wanting to read more about her life, her friends and especially her wacky family. A quick and entertaining read, you'll feel for her, cheer for her, and laugh along with her. Looking forward to Stephanie's next work!
Tom0 More than 1 year ago
That's a statement you will be saying to yourself over and over while reading this wonderful book. When I bought this book, I was expecting the tale of someone growing up with immigrants, talking about all the hardships they faced and how everything was terrible. I certainly did not expect to laugh my way through a stirring tale of paranoia, crazy customs, and childhood. Little did I know that I would devour this book in a meager 2.5 hours, keeping me up way past my bedtime. While sitting in my favorite armchair, my wife would give me sideways glances, thinking to herself, "The book can't possibly be that funny" while I giggled and guffawed my way through its pages. Every so often, I would read an excerpt to her, only for her to look at me like I was crazy. The stories in this book are heartfelt, hilarious, touching, and just a bit terrifying. If you met Stephanie in real life, you would have no idea that she went through all of the insane events of this book. It reminding me very much of my parents' and grandparents' stories of growing up with immigrants right off the boat from Italy. Oddly, I felt more connected to those members of my family who came here from the old country after reading the book, than I did when those people were alive. The writing is sharp, witty, and more than a little self-deprecating. Through it all, a fascinating story of growing up interweaves with family legends, triumphs, and difficulties. This is a book for anyone interested in immigration and achieving the American Dream. It's a great resource for people trying to instill a sense of respect for other cultures into their children. And most of all, it's for all those who are fans of comedy. Even in the darkest moments of the book, Stephanie lets her sense of humor shine through. This is truly a great book and I look forward to anything else from the author.
Purella More than 1 year ago
Basically, once I started reading American Goulash, I could not put the book down! Stephanie Yuhas draws you into her world in the first chapter and you just have to know what happens next! Although now I am a grandmother, I could still identify with Stephanie’s confusion and anxiety dealing with bullies and other adolescent traumas. Plus, I found it fascinating that I could relate to an immigrant’s child from New Jersey even though I grew up in a small southern town. I definitely recommend this book!