Written + Spoken Word

Annabelle Gurwitch

When: Wed., Nov. 12, 7-9 p.m. 2014

Gurwitch, nothing if not a multitasker, will speak about her latest book, I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories From the Edge of 50. Gurwitch gained a following on television during her stint as co-host of Dinner and a Movie on TBS, all the while developing her chops as commentator, columnist and actress. Gurwitch became a New York Times best-selling author with her first two books, Fired! (which spawned a documentary of the same name) and her ode to marriage, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up, which she penned with her Emmy-award-winning husband, Jeff Kahn. Gurwitch’s latest is — obviously — about turning 50, specifically in the youth-driven culture of L.A. In an interview promoting the book, she told the Times that, alas, she’s just too old to play hookers any more: “It’s tragic. Playing prostitutes used to be my specialty.” Expect acerbic hilarity during her chat at the J, plus light refreshments and wine.

Price: $11 GA, $8 member

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