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America on Six Rubles a Day or How to Become a Capitalist Pig
Author: Yakov Smirnoff
A collection of the Soviet comedian's classic punch lines, observations, and stories presented as a guidebook for fellow immigrants to the United States. His swipes at Soviet totalitarianism and his comparisons between his new home and his native land offer some light political humor. — Offers a humorous look at U.S. citizenship, homes, jobs, dat...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780394755236
ISBN-10: 0394755235
Publication Date: 10/12/1987
Pages: 124
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3.5 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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As an immigrant my self, I have committed many blunders as well, so it is nice to know that I was not alone...

One of the many humorous pictures is Yakov Smirnoff hunching over a roulette table with the caption "I like the American version of roulette much better!" Another has him in front of an "OPEN HOUSE" sign with the caption: "No wonder there are so many burglaries in America!" They're funnier when you're physically seeing them, of course, which is why you must pick up a copy of this sadly passed over hidden treasure. He genuinely loves this country, the country that gave him refuge from the USSR. Astoundingly funny political humor, but Smirnoff never becomes political. He's simply trying to make you laugh, and he succeeds.
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Amusing. I liked his commentary on America. His jokes on Russia were repetative.
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This is a strange book. Uncle Tom Yakov Smirnoff gives it to his home country, its women, its food, and its culture, for red-blooded U.S. capitalist types. A nice relic of the Cold War days that made Yakov popular (?). He can now be found in his very own eatery/nightclub establishment in Branson, Missouri, dishing out his doofus culture clash pap to the morons that go there. Anyway, this is a stellar bathroom book; don't worry, mine is staying there. Five stars.


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