Saturday, November 6, 2010

5 Questions with the authors of "Fuhgeddaboudit!"

What inspired this book?
The current Jersey Shore craze inspired the book. The stereotypes we poke fun at in the book have been around forever, but with the popularity of Jersey Shore we realized that it was a time for a book like this on the market.

What are your thoughts on the show Jersey Shore?
It’s outrageous. We understand why some Italians are offended, but you need to just laugh at the show because it is so ridiculous. A lot of their behavior isn’t because they are Italian. Put any group of 20-somethings in a house on the shore and you’ll find the same things going on.

What's the easiest way to spot a Guido?
It’s all in the attitude really. The strong scent of Axe and cigars doesn’t hurt either. Look for big muscles, tight shirts (preferably Ed Hardy), and lots of gel.

What's the best and worst attributes of a Guido?
The best attribute of a Guido is their love of family and friends. I think the best scenes on the Jersey Shore are when they sit down for Sunday dinner. That’s what it’s all about. The worst attributes are the cockiness and willingness to throw a punch at the drop of a dime.

How can you spot a Guida?
We don’t discriminate in the book. There are lots of “guida” or “guidette” entries in there as well. The best way to spot a Guida is the size of her hair and the length of her nails.

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