Pidgin to da Max 25th Anniversary
After 25 years of publication, Pidgin To Da Max continues to be a local best-seller, along with the other books and products it has inspired. Combined sales of Pigin to da Max, Pidgin to da Max Hana Hou, Fax to da Max (now out of print), Pupus to da Max, Hawaii to Da Max, and Pidgin to da Max Magnets are over 300,000 copies and rising. The 25th Anniversary Edition combines words from Pidgin to da Max and Pidgin to da Max Hana Hou in one alphabetical list, with all the original cartoons included.
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by Ken Sakata, Douglas Simonson
“Ho! Da origino local-kine talk books is back. Translation: Eureka! The essential volumes of Hawaii creole English have been reprinted.
This unique publication was incredibly humorous when it was first released... So Bess Press wen say quarta of a centree tubulah books les go foa it hana hous.”
—West Hawaii Today
“According to book publisher Buddy Bess, Pidgin to Da Max has sold something like 300,000 copies since it debuted 25 years ago. This is a shocking unbelievable number. It means about one in four Hawaii residents has a copy. For real. And it means that the three without are always cockaroaching that copy from the one with those sneaky buggahs.
What do you do when you're 25 and never been out of print? Trow one party. Make yourself pretty with a new edition.”