"Das tut mir leid" is about the only bit of German I know. It is from the Sarcastic Grandmother dialect of German, and it means, “Oh, poor pouty baby, sucks to be you.”
I was a pouty baby today when I got my copy of David Sedaris’ Calypso from Amazon. "CALYPSO," it said on the dustjacket, “vom autor des weltbestsellers NAKED.”
”Nooooo,” I whispered. Nein!
I turned to a random page.
“Tiffany ... Cool. Stoned. Hacke. Durchgeknallt.”
(Tiffany ... Cool, Stoned, Hoe, Girl Interrupted.) [sic]
It is all in German. I should have been alerted when I looked at the price, but I didn't look at the price, or the faint, tiny German text on the image of the cover.
I'm a little verärgert.