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 New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, McSweeney’s, Real Simple, Marie Claire, The Nation.com, Salon, The Hollywood Reporter, Time.com, 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. Annabelle was a regular contributor to All Things Considered on NPR and had contributed on air commentary to PBS Newhour. 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 is currently at work on her fifth collection of essays You’re Leaving When? Adventures in Downward Mobility, Spring of 2021.
“A vivacious, hilarious, madcap memoir.” – O Magazine