Annabelle Gurwitch is a performer and a New York Times-bestselling author. Her most recent book is Wherever You Go, There They Are: stories about my family you might relate to. Her other books include I See You Made an Effort (a New York Times bestseller and Thurber Prize finalist); You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up (co-authored with Jeff Kahn), and Fired! which was also a Showtime Comedy Special. She’s written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, McSweeney’s, Real Simple, Marie Claire, The, Salon, The Hollywood Reporter,, and many other publications.  

As a humorist and storyteller, she has performed at The Moth Mainstage, The Aspen and New York Comedy Festivals, Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, Caroline’s on Broadway, and at performing arts centers around the country.  She has given talks at TEDx, Google, The Carter Center, Watermark Conferences for Women, and SXSW. Her acting credits include Better Things, Seinfeld, Boston Legal, and Dexter.  

Annabelle’s many media appearances include Real Time with Bill Maher, PBS NewsHour, The Today Show, CBS Early Show, Oprah, CNN, MSBNC, Anderson Cooper, Joy Behar, Wanda Sykes, Dr. Oz, and numerous radio programs including All Things Considered, Ask Me Another and The Moth on NPR.  She gained a loyal following during her stint co-hosting Dinner & A Movie on TBS and from her years as a regular commentator on NPR. Annabelle was the news anchor on HBO’s Not Necessarily the News and hosted three seasons of WA$TED on The Planet Green network.  She is a frequent speaker at book festivals and writers conferences.