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About the Author
Annabelle Gurwitch is an actress and the author of three books: the New York Times bestseller and Thurber Prize finalist I See You Made an Effort, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up (co-authored with her husband Jeff Kahn), which is now a play receiving its fifth national tour; and Fired! Gurwitch first gained a loyal comedic following during her years co-hosting Dinner and a Movie on TBS. Her essays and satire have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Nation Harpers Bazaar, More,Glamour, Marie Claire, Los Angeles Times, L.A. Magazine, Salon, and The Hollywood Reporter as well as numerous years as a regular commentator on NPR. Gurwitch hosted programs on HBO, ABC, and The Planet Green Network. Her acting credits include Seinfeld, Boston Legal, Dexter, Daddy Day Care and Melvin Goes to Dinner. Gurwitch has made frequent and much lauded performances on stage in Los Angeles and off-Broadway. Live performances include: The Moth, New York Comedy Festival, Caroline’s on Broadway, Joe’s Pub, and Upright Citizens Brigade. She is a prominent figure in the atheist and Jewish communities, active in the sustainability movement, and a comedic commentator on politics and culture. She is empty nesting in Los Angeles. Her solo show based on I See You Made an Effort heads out to performing arts centers around the country in 2017.