Below you will find Michael Wex’s author questionnaire he completed for the Jewish Book Council. What’s your favorite quotation? “Are you coming out of that bathroom sometime today?” (My father) What’s the best single piece of advice about writing that you’ve ever gotten? Get a big wastebasket and don’t be afraid to use it (I […]
This category includes both interviews with Wex and interviews by Wex.
Earlier this month Wex was interviewed about How to Be a Mentsh (and Not a Shmuck) by David Green, editor of Haaretz newspaper’s Books section. It has just been published as part of Haaretz’s November books supplement. The interview is reproduced in full below. A conversation with Michael Wex Scholar and popularizer of Yiddish, whose […]
This week Wex is on the road again – for the final push in the Jewish Book Council tour. If you’re in Rockland County New York, Cherry Hill New Jersey, New Haven Connecticut, Rockville Maryland or Las Vegas Nevada you can come and see Wex talk live about How to Be a Mentsh and get […]
Yesterday Michael gave Bonnie Graham an interview about how to be a mentsh for Blog Talk Radio. You can listen to it by clicking on the player below (Wex’s is the first part of the show – it’s about half an hour).
On the eve of the publication of How to Be a Mentsh (and Not a Shmuck) Sarah Hampson’s interview with Michael Wex appears in the Globe and Mail.
A couple of months after Born to Kvetch came out, Wex was asked to be on Terry Gross’s Fresh Air show on NPR. This interview has been replayed many times – we hope you enjoy it too. Click here to hear the interview in its entirety.