Potatoes are Cheaper

A freshman searches for love and money at the University of Minnesota in this raucous satire.

By Max Shulman Read by George Newbern Coming of Age / Fiction / Satire English, Unabridged 5h 5m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							It's the middle of the Great Depression and Morris Katz and his cousin Albert are broke. But that’s all about to change when they head off to college on a mission from Morris's mother to find rich, unattractive Jewish girls to marry. The boys arrive on campus armed with a secret weapon: the poetry of Morris’s cousin Crip. Within a day, Morris is courting Celeste Zimmerman, the frumpy heir to a movie theater franchise. But then an Irish Catholic beauty falls under the spell of Crip’s verse and goes gaga over Morris. She thinks he’s a Jewish-Communist revolutionary poet, and who is he to tell her otherwise? But is it happiness Morris truly wants, or money? And what will Mama Katz say?

"Shulman was a satirist with a sunny disposition...A Woody Allen without neuroses." - Richard Corliss

"Wry, cynical, intelligent, irreverent-nothing is sacred on Shulman's campus." - Elinor Lipman

"Shulman is a brilliant satirist. His extraordinary word choice is the core of his humor. Often the bitter core." - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette