Sunday Morning Seminar - Annabelle Gurwitch (A Temple Beth Israel Event)

Our friends at Temple Beth Israel present a Sunday Morning Seminar with actress, activist, and New York Times bestselling author Annabelle Gurwitch! She'll be discussing her latest book, You're Leaving When? Adventures in Downward Mobility, now out in  paperback!  This program is free, but registration is required. The Book Stall will be on hand to sell books, and Ms. Gurwitch will be happy to sign your copy!

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From the best-selling author of I See You Made an Effort comes a timely and hilarious chronicle of downward mobility, financial and emotional. With a "signature sharp wit" (NPR) Gurwitch gives an irreverent and empathetic voice to a generation rushing into their next chapter with no safety net, and proves that our no-frills new normal doesn't mean a deficit of humor. In these essays, Gurwitch embraces home-sharing, welcoming a housing-insecure couple (and their bunny) into her home.  The mother of a college student in recovery who sheds the gender binary, she learns to relearns to parent, one pronoun at a time. She wades into the dating pool in a Miss Havisham-inspired line of lingerie, and flunks the magic of tidying up. 

"Reading . . . ' You're Leaving When?' will most likely feel like a long, intimate chat with your funniest friend . . . Collections of funny essays are everywhere these days, often penned by celebrities and comedians. But unlike some of the stars who manage to get away with meandering 'observations,' Gurwitch connects deeply with both a life stage--middle age--and our current cultural moment . . . Gurwitch is a very entertaining writer and she is best when she's telling her own story in her own funny voice." --Samantha Schoech, San Francisco Chronicle

ANNABELLE GURWITCH is an actress, activist, and New York Times bestselling author of I See You Made an Effort (a Thurber Prize finalist). Other books: Wherever You Go, There They AreYou Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up (with Jeff Kahn); and Fired! (also a Showtime Comedy Special). She's written for The New YorkerThe New York TimesLos Angeles TimesThe Oprah MagazineThe Wall Street Journal, and Hadassah Magazine amongst other publications. She is currently adapting You're Leaving When? for HBO, with Bill Maher executive producing. Gurwitch was the longtime co-host of "Dinner & a Movie" on TBS; a regular commentator on NPR; host of WA$TED for the Discovery Channel, the news anchor of HBO's award-winning "Not Necessarily the News," and a resident humorist for Her acting credits include: Seinfeld, Murphy Brown, Boston Legal, Dexter, and Melvin Goes to Dinner. She performs on the Moth Mainstage, Caroline's on Broadway, and at arts centers around the country. Gurwitch thought she'd be empty nesting by now; instead, she lives with her cat and child--a college graduate of the COVID class of 2020. She co-hosts the Tiny Victories podcast on the Maximum Fun Podcast Network, which Vulture called a "bright spot of light and laughter in 2020."

a Miss Havisham-inspired line of lingerie and flunks the magic of tidying up.


Event date: 

Sunday, November 20, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Event address: 

Temple Beth Israel
3601 W Dempster
Skokie, IL 60076
You're Leaving When?: Adventures in Downward Mobility By Annabelle Gurwitch Cover Image
ISBN: 9781640095274
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: Counterpoint - March 8th, 2022

Semi-finalist for The 22nd Thurber Prize for American Humor