How to Be a Mentsh (and Not a Shmuck)

How to Be a Mentsh (and Not a Shmuck)

by Michael Wex

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Overview

Sure to resonate with Jewish and Gentile readers alike, How to Be a Mentsh (and Not a Shmuck) is a wise and witty self-help manual for pursuing happiness while still acting with integrity, honor, and compassion. Michael Wex, New York Times bestselling author of Born to Kvetch and Just Say Nu, draws on sources that range from the Talmud and Yiddish proverbs to contemporary music and movies in this insightful guide that explores not only human nature and psychology but our duties to ourselves and one another.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061771125
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/24/2010
Series: P.S. Series
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Novelist, lecturer, and translator Michael Wex is one of the leading lights in the revival of Yiddish, and author of the New York Times bestseller Born to Kvetch and its follow-up, Just Say Nu.

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Mark Oppenheimer

“Just superb….The book is funny, too, and is certainly the finest explanation of the religious significance of The Apartment and Groundhog Day. Talmud, Torah, Jack Lemmon, Bill Murray—need I say more?”

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