Fired!: Tales of the Canned, Canceled, Downsized, and Dismissed (Paperback)
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By Annabelle Gurwitch (Editor), Bill Maher (Contribution by), Felicity Huffman (Contribution by)
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If you've ever been fired, you're in good company. That's what actress and writer Annabelle Gurwitch discovered when she was fired by her idol Woody Allen, who added, "You look retarded." In confiding her tale of woe to others, she realized there is a world of people out there with similar laugh-out-loud experiences. How did Bob Saget learn he was being phased out of his job on The Morning Program? "One day I showed up and my hosting chair was gone "

A collection of anecdotes from people who've all gotten the ax, the boot, or been canned at some point in their lives, Fired boasts an all-star cast from Tim Allen to Jeff Garlin and features contributions from people all over the country. Uproariously funny and refreshingly true, this book proves it's not the bounce that counts, it's the bounce back.

Praise For…

"Sometimes the best revenge is losing well." -- New York Times

"Trump may have popularized the phrase "You're fired," but he certainly hasn't made it any easier to hear. [Gurwitch] is making the saying a little more tolerable with her new book, Fired!" -- Jane magazine

"Been canned lately? Take solace from others who've been there in Fired!" -- New York Post -- #1 on the Hot list

"Annabelle Gurwitch's new book will make you think twice about getting fired. Seriously . . . Gurwitch created Fired!, a hilarious and often inspiring collection of stories . . . the punch line is that failure never stopped anyone from having success. And if that makes you feel warm and gooey inside, then so be it." -- Zink magazine

"Huffman and various other well known names -- including Andy Borowitz, Larry David and Patricia Heaton -- share stories of their humiliation in this comic compendium." -- Daily News (New York)

"People need to hear these stories. It's the best kind of comedy -- rooted in empathy and with a serious point." -- Cox News Service

"A frank and funny look at job loss and downsizing." -- The Associated Press

"She has turned her misfortune into an entertainment most of us can identify with." -- Hollywood Reporter

"A comedic twist -- to all those who have been advised by a boss that their services are no longer required." -- The Aspen Times

"Droll humor with a dash of celebrity; the cream of that crop is gathered in this star-studded collection of misery." -- Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780743294409
ISBN-10: 0743294408
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2007
Pages: 238
Language: English