just_say_nu_cover_smAt the beginning of November 2007 Wex gave a lecture at the San Francisco Jewish Book Fair based on his book Just Say Nu.

Joe Eskenazi (who reviewed Born to Kvetch for J Weekly and described Wex as “stunningly, uproariously, laugh-out-loud- and-make-everyone-on-the-train-think-you’re-a-lunatic funny”) describes Wex’s take on life.

“People say ‘Oh, Yiddish is obsessed with food. Well, Yiddish is not obsessed with eating. Yiddish is obsessed with having eaten. Yiddish doesn’t want to eat, it wants to complain about what we just ate, in one way or another.”

Read the full article ‘Life is Just One Long Trip to the Toilet’ and Other Yiddish Truisms here.