ISBN 10: 0061771112 / ISBN 13: 9780061771118
Used / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "The Sneaky Chef of contemporary Jewish culture.Wex writes books that look and read like snacks, but he hides scholarly vegetables between the covers.Wex has achieved on the bookshelf what Hillel advised that we all do in life: In a place where there are no mentshn, try to be a mentsh.". Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.31 avg rating
(45 ratings)

Synopsis:

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.

From the Back Cover:

There are people out there, millions of them, who act as if they still believe everything that their mothers told them in the first six months of their life: they're the nicest, most beautiful, most promising and intelligent bags of flesh ever to walk the earth, and anybody who can't see it is a jealous fool.

We call these people shmucks. In How to Be a Mentsh (and Not a Shmuck), bestselling author Michael Wex offers a wise and witty guide to being a good human being, regardless of your religion or beliefs—a blueprint for living a decent and moral life, acting with self-control instead of self-denial, and winning through cooperation rather than competition.

But this is no dull manual about loving thy neighbor. It's a fast-paced and entertaining adventure in the wisdom of the ages, wherever that wisdom may be found: Yiddish proverbs, current events, Talmudic stories, movies, television, and more. Referencing pop culture and Jewish tradition with equal ease, Wex explores the strategies developed by an oppressed people to pursue happiness with their dignity—and sense of humor—intact.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Book Condition: New

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Wex, Michael
Published by Harper (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061771112 ISBN 13: 9780061771118
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Brit Books
(Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: Used; Good. Seller Inventory # 2488348

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 4.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.78
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Wex, Michael
Published by Harper (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061771112 ISBN 13: 9780061771118
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Better World Books: West
(Reno, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2009. Condition: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP88456972

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 5.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Wex, Michael
Published by Harper (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061771112 ISBN 13: 9780061771118
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2009. Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP11402948

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 5.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Wex, Michael
Published by Harper (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061771112 ISBN 13: 9780061771118
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2009. Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP18573853

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 5.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Michael Wex
Published by Harper
ISBN 10: 0061771112 ISBN 13: 9780061771118
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Discover Books
(Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2894964705

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 5.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Michael Wex
Published by Harper (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061771112 ISBN 13: 9780061771118
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Minden, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2009. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0061771112-2-4

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 13.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Michael Wex
Published by Harper (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061771112 ISBN 13: 9780061771118
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0061771112

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 8.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Wex, Michael
Published by Harper
ISBN 10: 0061771112 ISBN 13: 9780061771118
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. 0061771112 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Seller Inventory # POXM-0061771112

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 23.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Michael Wex
Published by Harper (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061771112 ISBN 13: 9780061771118
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0061771112

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Wex, Michael
Published by Harper (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061771112 ISBN 13: 9780061771118
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020061771112

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 27.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 5 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book