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WALK-UP SIGNING: ANNABELLE GURWITCH at ALCOVE CAFE!

*Please note: this signing will take place in person at Alcove Café. Social distancing guidelines will be followed and face-coverings are required! If you purchased a book through the launch event at Dynasty Typewriter on March 7th, you may pick up your book at Alcove. If you don't attend the signing, we'll still get your copy signed for you and mail it off after that. Please direct any questions to events@skylightbooks.com.

*Purchase tickets to Annabelle's launch event on March 7th with Andie McDowell at Dynasty Typewriter here

You're Leaving When?: Adventures in Downward Mobility (Counterpoint)

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.

ANNABELLE GURWITCH is an actress, activist, and New York Times bestselling author of I See You Made an Effort (a Thurber Prize finalist). Other books: Wherever You Go, There They Are; You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up (with Jeff Kahn); and Fired! (also a Showtime Comedy Special). She’s written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Oprah Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and Hadassah Magazine amongst other publications and is currently adapting You're Leaving When? for HBO with Bill Maher executive producing, centering on her Los Angeles Times op-ed about hosting an at-risk housing insecure couple in her home which was recognized with a 2020 Los Angeles Press Club excellence in journalism award. Gurwitch was the longtime cohost of Dinner & a Movie on TBS; a regular commentator on NPR; host of WA$TED for the Discovery Channel, the news anchor of HBO’s award-winning Not Necessarily the News, and a resident humorist for TheNation.com. Her acting credits include: Seinfeld, Murphy Brown, Boston Legal, Dexter, and Melvin Goes to Dinner. She performs on the Moth Mainstage, Carolines on Broadway, and at arts centers around the country. Gurwitch thought she'd be empty nesting by now; instead, she lives with her cat and child—a college graduate of the COVID class of 2020. She co-hosts the Tiny Victories podcast on the Maximum Fun Podcast Network, which Vulture called a “bright spot of light and laughter in 2020.”

Event date: 
Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
1929 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
You're Leaving When?: Adventures in Downward Mobility Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781640094475
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Counterpoint - March 2nd, 2021