Books I Love Gootie My Grandmother's Story by Max Apple Paperback, , Grand Central Pub, List Price: $13.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleI Love GootieSubtitleMy Grandmother's StoryAuthorMax Apple Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary The author of the acclaimed Roommates offers a warm, nostalgic, and funny account of the life and times of Gootie Goodstein, his memorable grandmother, who immigrated to the U.S. from a small village in Lithuania. Reprint. Genres: Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Also by Max Apple Roommates Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about I Love Gootie Novel Ideas Max Apple: Carry Earplugs. Always. November 28, 2006 Max Apple is the author of six books, includng I Love Gootie: My Grandmother's Story, a memoir about his relationship with his Yiddish-speaking grandparents. Apple teaches creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania.