Annabelle Gurwitch

2016 Speaker

ANNABELLE GURWITCH is an actress, activist and New York Times best-selling author. Her most recent book is “I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT: Compliments, Indignities and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50,” which was one of three finalists for the James Thurber Prize for American Humor Writing 2015. Gurwitch gained a loyal comedic following during her numerous years co-hosting “Dinner & a Movie” on TBS, and in her years as a regular commentator on NPR. Her other books include “You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up,” and “Fired!” which was also a Showtime Comedy Special. As an actress, she’s guest starred in over fifty TV series, including “Dexter,” “Boston Legal,” “Medium” and “Seinfeld.” Gurwitch’s essays and satire have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, MORE magazine, Marie Claire, Men’s Health, The Los Angeles Times, A. Magazine, Glamour and The She is a Jewish mother, a passionate environmentalist, a reluctant atheist and lives with her husband and son in Los Angeles. She is currently at work on a new memoir, “Wherever You Go, There They Are,” out spring of 2017. @annabelgurwitch

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