ANNABELLE GURWITCH, Wherever You Go, There They Are
IN CONVERSATION WITH HOLLY FIRFER, CNN JOURNALIST
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When actress, comedian, and bestselling author Annabelle Gurwitch was a child, she was surrounded by a cast of dysfunctional relatives, and every night she secretly prayed that it was all a terrible mistake. Maybe she was a long-lost daughter of Joni Mitchell or the reincarnation of an ancient Egyptian princess. A family of bootleggers, inverate gamblers, and philanderers, the Gurwitches have always been a bit vague on the ideal of a loving and supportive family. Their definition includes people you can count on to borrow money from, hold a grudge against, or blackmail. Thus began a lifetime of Annabelle seeking out surrogates. If she’s learned anything, it’s that no matter how hard you try to escape a crazy family, you just end up in another crazy family.
About the Author:
Annabelle Gurwitch is an actress activist, and New York Times bestselling author. Her most recent book is the essay collection, Wherever You Go, There They Are: Stories About My Family You Might Relate To. Her other books are I See You Made an Effort (a New York Times bestseller and Thurber Prize finalist); You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up, and Fired! also a Showtime Comedy Special. Gurwitch gained a loyal following during her stint co-hosting the fan favorite, Dinner & a Movie on TBS and years as a regular commentator on NPR. She’s written for The New Yorker, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Glamour, Real Simple, Marie Claire, The Nation.com, Salon,The Hollywood Reporter, Time.com, and many other publications. Gurwitch was the news anchor on HBO's Not Necessarily the News, hosted three seasons of WA$TED on The Planet Green network, and programs on The Style Channel and ABC.
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