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Ione Skye: My Yiddish Vacation

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"When I would go with my grandparents it was very different, to me exotic..."

That's Ione Skye telling Steve and Lisa about what inspired her new children's book, "My Yiddish Vacation." It's based on her childhood experiences of spending vacations with her Jewish grandparents. Ione talked about how much fun it was learning all of the "fun words" from her grandparent's Yiddish language.

"It was a very cozy scene being with my grandparents, there was something warm, just the characters these kind of Eastern European Jewish New York characters that captured my imagination, I really loved hanging out with all these old people and when they retired I would just sit with them and listen to my grandparents talking."

Ione says as she got older, she didn't use the words as often...but once in a while...

"I don't use that many words anymore, I don't know if I ever really used them that much...and it's funny when they come out of my mouth I go 'oh there's one I still use.'"

Ione will have a book signing and reading at Barnes & Noble at The Grove Tuesday night at 7PM.

"My Yiddish Vacation" is out now.

Fun facts about Ione Skye: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) She is a British-American actress who became a teen idol after the 1989 movie Say Anything.... In 2006, VH1 placed her at number 84 on its "100 Greatest Teen Stars" list.

2) made her film debut in River's Edge in 1986, and played the title character in The Rachel Papers (1989). She played Diane Court in the 1989 film Say Anything... In 1992, she played the role of Eleanor Grey on the short-lived TV show Covington Cross and a supporting role in the Stephen La Rocque film Samantha. She also had a small but well-received part in the 2007 David Fincher film Zodiac, and appeared in the music video for the Harvey Danger song "Sad Sweetheart Of The Rodeo."

3) Skye is also a painter. She has also written a children's book called My Yiddish Vacation, to be published by Henry Holt and Company in May 2014.

Ione will have a Book signing and reading at Barnes and Noble at The Grove tonight, that starts at 7:00pm. "My Yiddish Vacation" is out now.

Twitter: @IoneSkye1




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