Actress, activist and New York Times Bestselling author Annabelle Gurwitch’s most recent book I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT: compliments, indignities and survival stories from the edge of 50 (Penguin/Random House) was one of three finalists for the James Thurber Prize for American Humor Writing 2015. The New York Times says “Annabelle Gurwitch is a funny woman…. at the center of the book is a serious question: How are we supposed to age? She convincingly argues that there is no longer a template.” I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT was named one of Kirkus Reviews’ 10 Books Guaranteed to Make You Laugh.
Annabelle gained a loyal comedic following during her numerous years co-hosting Dinner & a Movie on TBS and as a regular commentator on NPR. Her other books are You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up and Fired! which was also a Showtime Comedy Special. Annabelle’s essays and satire appear in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harpers Bazaar, More, Marie Claire, Men’s Health, The Los Angeles Times, L.A. Magazine, Glamour and The Nation.com and three humor anthologies.