How not to be a shmuck

How not to be a shmuck

Here’s an interview Wex did following the publication of How to Be a Mentsh (and Not a Shmuck). In it he talks to Rebecca Brighton about how not to be a shmuck and how Yiddish language informs Jewish culture.

Wex on the Today Show

In December 2005 Wex appeared on the Today Show with Al Roker. Al starts by talking to regular Joes in the Carnegie Deli to find out how much Yiddish they know. He then interviews Wex about why he wrote Born to Kvetch. Wex explains how kvetching can be cathartic, the...