Thursday, Mar 11, 2021 8:00 PM
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta on Zoom
From the New York Times bestselling author of "I See You Made an Effort” comes a timely and hilarious chronicle of downward mobility, financial and emotional.
The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta welcomes Annabelle Gurwitch for an online discussion of her new book, “You're Leaving When? Adventures in Downward Mobility,” on Thursday March 11, 2021, at 8 PM (EST). Gurwitch will appear in conversation with New York Times bestselling author and humorist columnist, Dave Barry. This program is presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium.
Tickets options are as follows:
-Admit one for $6 (does not include a copy of the book); or
-Admit one for $35 (includes a copy of “You're Leaving When?" Price covers shipping.)
All books will be shipped after the event. Please note that USPS is experiencing delays due to the pandemic. Mailed packages may arrive several days later than usual.
About the Book
With signature “sharp wit” (NPR), Annabelle Gurwitch gives irreverent and empathetic voice to a generation hurtling into their next chapter with no safety net and proving that our no-frills new normal doesn’t mean a deficit of humor.
In these essays, Gurwitch embraces homesharing, welcoming a housing-insecure young couple and a bunny rabbit into her home. The mother of a college student in recovery who sheds the gender binary, she relearns to parent, one pronoun at a time. She wades into the dating pool and flunks the magic of tidying up.
“You’re Leaving When?” is for anybody who thought they had a semblance of security but wound up with a fragile economy and a blankie. Gurwitch offers stories of resilience, adaptability, low-rent redemption, and the kindness of strangers. Even in a Zoom.
About the Author
Annabelle Gurwitch is an actress, activist, and New York Times bestselling author of "I See You Made an Effort” (a Thurber Prize finalist). Other books: "Wherever You Go, There They Are;” “You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up" (with Jeff Kahn); and "Fired!” (also a Showtime Comedy Special). She’s written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Oprah Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and Hadassah Magazine amongst other publications and is currently adapting "You're Leaving When?” for HBO with Bill Maher executive producing, centering on her Los Angeles Times op-ed about hosting an at-risk housing insecure couple in her home which was recognized with a 2020 Los Angeles Press Club excellence in journalism award. Gurwitch was the longtime cohost of "Dinner & a Movie” on TBS; a regular commentator on NPR; host of "WA$TED” for the Discovery Channel, the news anchor of HBO’s award-winning “Not Necessarily the News,” and a resident humorist for TheNation.com. 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.”