Annabelle Gurwitch


Annabelle Gurwitch is an actress and author of three books including the forthcoming memoir I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT: compliments, indignities and survival stories from the edge of 50 which comes out March 6th, 2014 from Blue Rider Press an imprint of Penguin/Random House. You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up, a self-hurt marital memoir co-written with her husband, Jeff Kahn, now a theatrical play in its third national tour; and Fired! Her Fired! book became an acclaimed documentary which premiered on television as a Showtime Comedy Special.  Gurwitch gained a loyal comedic following during her numerous years co-hosting the cult favorite, Dinner & a Movie on TBS, and has appeared in Dexter, Boston Legal, Medium, Seinfeld, Melvin Goes to Dinner, Daddy Day Care among many others. She has headlined programs on Discovery’s Planet Green Network, Sci-Fi, ABC,and was the news anchor of the award winning Not Necessarily the News on HBO. Her live appearances include The New York Comedy Festival, Aspen Comedy Festival, 92nd St Y, Upright Citizens Brigade and story salons in both New York and Los Angeles. She was a regular commentator for NPR and a humorist for for numerous years. Her writing has appeared in More, Marie Claire, Men’s Health, Los Angeles Times, L.A. Magazine and elsewhere. Gurwitch is a passionate environmentalist, a reluctant atheist and lives with her husband and son in Los Angeles. “Comedy! Tragedy! Laughter! Tears! To be clear—more laughter than tears! Be warned: I See You Made An Effort is a book about the worst thing a person can do in America—get older. Even worse: Annabelle is getting older in Hollywood of all places. A tragedy and a crime. But relax, the ego-wrenching tales in this book are funny because they happened to her, not you—yet.”—Bob Odenkirk on I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT