Wex explains how not to be a shmuck

Last night saw the Canadian launch party of How to Be a Mentsh (and Not a Shmuck) at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto.

Michael Wex signs copies of "How to Be a Mentsh". His  beer waits patiently.
Michael Wex signs copies of How to Be a Mentsh. His beer waits patiently.

Organized by TINARS (This Is Not A Reading Series), the Ashkenaz Foundation and Knopf Canada the launch was a fun party with Wex opening with the Beatnik story and following up with a question and answer session led by Marc Glassman. Great musical entertainment was provided by our good friends Brian Katz and Jonno Lightstone.

Book sales were good and the support was tremendous. Thanks to Chris Reed, Marc Glassman, Judy Wolfe, Eric Stein, Brian Katz, Jonno Lightstone and everyone from Knopf. And everyone who came out, bought books and asked questions!

If I’m very lucky I’ll work out how to convert the Blackberry video I took of the show to something I can upload to YouTube – watch this space!

The US launch party takes place on October 27 at the Workmen’s Circle in New York City.