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You’re Leaving When?

Adventures in Downward Mobility

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ON SALE: March 2, 2021 | Hardcover | 6 x 9 | 224 pages | ISBN 9781640094475
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From the New York Times bestselling author of I See You Made an Effort comes a timely and hilarious chronicle of downward mobility, financial and emotional.

With signature “sharp wit” (NPR), Annabelle Gurwitch gives irreverent and empathetic voice to a generation hurtling into their next chapter with no safety net and proving that our no-frills new normal doesn’t mean a deficit of humor. In these essays, Gurwitch embraces homesharing, welcoming a housing-insecure young couple and a bunny rabbit into her home. The mother of a college student in recovery who sheds the gender binary, she relearns to parent, one pronoun at a time. She wades into the dating pool with a reupholstered vagina and flunks the magic of tidying up. You’re Leaving When? is for anybody who thought they had a semblance of security but wound up with a fragile economy and a blankie. “What do we do when we’ve already reinvented in midlife?” Gurwitch offers stories of resilience, adaptability, low-rent redemption, and the kindness of strangers. Even in a Zoom.

About Annabelle Gurwitch

Annabelle Gurwitch is an actress and New York Times bestselling author of I See You Made an Effort. Her other books include Wherever You Go, There They Are; You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up (w/ Jeff Kahn); and Fired! (also a Showtime Comedy Special). Gurwitch was the longtime cohost of Dinner & a Movie and a regular commen­tator on NPR. She’s written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and Hadassah Magazine. Gurwitch was the news anchor of HBO’s award-winning Not Necessarily the News, resident humorist for The Nation, and her acting credits include Seinfeld, Murphy Brown, Boston Legal, Dexter, and Melvin Goes to Dinner. Gurwitch was a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor, a finalist for an Audie Award in Humor, and a finalist for a Los Angeles Press Club Southern California Journalism Award, and Time featured her in their annual Ten Ideas That Are Changing the World issue. She performs with the Moth Mainstage, Carolines on Broadway, and arts centers around the country. Gurwitch thought she'd be empty nesting by now; instead, she lives with her child—a college graduate of the COVID class of 2020—a cat, and an assortment of tenants and their comfort animals in Los Angeles.

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