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Tue, Sep 20


Online via Zoom


Author event with Annabelle Gurwitch. Sponsored by Contra Costa JCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and Jewish Book Council. Co-sponsor: Diablo Valley Hadassah.

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Time & Location

Sep 20, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

Online via Zoom

About the Event

In this surprisingly upbeat memoir, Annabelle Gurwitch writes about the financial curveballs that can hit you in midlife . . . Somehow, Ms. Gurwitch manages to find humor in these setbacks. Ultimately, this is a story about harnessing resilience and learning how life’s disappointments can teach you about the things that matter most." —Tara Parker-Pope, The New York Times

From the New York Times bestselling author of I See You Made an Effort comes a timely and hilarious story of downward mobility--financial and emotional.  With signature "sharp wit" (NPR), Annabelle Gurwitch will give an irreverent and empathetic voice to a generation hurtling into their next chapter with no safety net and proves that our no-frills new normal doesn't mean a deficit of humor.

Gurwitch will discuss her embrace of homesharing, her welcoming a housing-insecure young couple and a bunny rabbit into her home, and wading into the dating pool in a Miss Havisham-inspired line of lingerie. Her book talk 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 muted Zoom.

Annabelle Gurwitch is a Thurber Prize for American Humor Writing finalist and New York Times bestselling author of five books. You’re Leaving When? is a New York Times’ Favorite Book About Healthy Living 2021 and a Good Morning America Must Read. She was the longtime host of Dinner & a Movie on TBS, a regular NPR contributor, and has written for The New Yorker, New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Review of Books, and WSJ .

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Sponsored by Contra Costa JCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and Jewish Book Council. Co-sponsor: Diablo Valley Hadassah.


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