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Annabelle Gurwitch

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1231: Actress and Author Annabelle Gurwitch on Financial Fragility and Adapting to Midlife

So Money with Farnoosh Torabi

Actor, activist and author Annabelle Gurwitch joins to discuss her latest bestselling book, You're Leaving When? Adventures in Downward Mobility. The book is a collection of raw and honest essays that capture the issues Gurwitch grapples with in midlife, from divorce to financial fragility.As the Library Journal says, "Gurwitch’s perspective on both the major and the mundane will be relatable to anyone who understands how the American Dream has devolved into a fever dream. Her stories are as personal as they are universal...The latest from Gurwitch will have readers rolling with laughter one minute and picking up the phone to commiserate with friends or family the next."You can learn more about Annabelle and her work here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


26 Jul 2021

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Comedy as Tragedy Plus Time, featuring Annabelle Gurwitch

Write-minded Podcast

Oh, the challenge to be funny on the page. This week’s episode includes actual tips from guest Annabelle Gurwitch for how to do just that, as well as warnings from Brooke and Grant, like why to avoid comparing yourself to other comedic writers. They also discuss why the short form lends itself to humor writing, and share some of the funniest writers they love—all while getting a little punchy. The episode was recorded late in the day—so blame it on that.


14 Jun 2021

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Episode 248 - Annabelle Gurwitch

Little Known Facts with Ilana Levine

Annabelle Gurwitch is an actress, activist, and New York Times bestselling author of five books including her latest You're Leaving When, Adventures in Downward Mobility. Other books include: I See You Made an Effort (a Thurber Prize finalist), Wherever You Go, There They Are; and Fired! (also a Showtime Comedy Special). She’s written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, amongst other publications and is currently adapting You're Leaving When? for HBO, 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; and host of WA$TED for the Discovery Channel. Her acting credits include: The World Premiere of Donald Margulies' Coney Island Christmas, The West Coast Premiere of Wendy MacLeod's Women in Jeopardy, and the West Coast Premiere of David Greenspan's Go Back to Where You Are. Her performance in the title role of Joe and Betty off Broadway and in Los Angeles won her inclusion in "The Top Ten Performances of the Year in Theater" in both The New York and LA Times. Other credits include: Seinfeld, Murphy Brown, Boston Legal, Dexter, and Melvin Goes to Dinner. She performs her stories with The Moth and at arts centers around the country. Gurwitch lives in Los Angeles and co-hosts the Tiny Victories podcast on the Maximum Fun Podcast Network, which Vulture called a “bright spot of light and laughter in 2020.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 9mins

17 May 2021

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Annabelle Gurwitch on Living Through Ups and Downs

Point of Inquiry

Annabelle Gurwitch is an award-winning actress, comedian, and writer. She's also a secular humanist and a skeptic, though that hasn't always been the case -- at least not the skeptic part. On this episode Annabelle speaks with host, Jim Underdown about her beliefs, her new book, life as a performer, new age religions and cults, and dealing with adversity. Annabelle's latest book, You're Leaving When? Adventures in Downward Mobility (Counterpoint Press, 2021) is an insightful trip through trying times as experienced by a funny woman with a flair for living.


13 May 2021

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Ep 196 - Getting Rex From the Library and Annabelle Gurwitch!

Reading Glasses

Brea and Mallory tick off another box on the 2021 Reading Glasses Challenge - read a book recommended by your library! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com!Reading Glasses MerchRecommendations StoreSponsor - Libby!Links -Reading Glasses Facebook GroupReading Glasses Goodreads GroupAmazon Wish ListNewsletter Libro.fmBig Library ReadAnnabelle GurwitchYou're Leaving When?: Adventures in Downward Mobility by Annabelle GurwitchBarkthins Books Mentioned - The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart TurtonSnapdragon by Kat LeyhThe Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne by Elisa HartHella by David GerroldKnocking on Heaven’s Door by Lisa Randall


25 Mar 2021

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The Worst of Times w/ Annabelle Gurwitch

Go Ask Ali

What would you do if you went in for a COVID test and walked out with stage 4 lung cancer? Oh, and no symptoms. The unthinkable has happened to author and actress Annabelle Gurwitch. She opens up to Ali about this emotional and life changing rollercoaster. She tells Ali what she has learned about herself, her friends, and her sense of humor throughout the scariest time in any person’s life. //Annabelle is a New York Times bestselling author. She has published a number of books that include "I See You Made an Effort," and "Wherever You Go, There They Are: Stories About my Family You Might Relate To."She is a co-host of the podcast “Tiny Victories." Be sure to check out Annabelle's new book, “You’re Leaving When? Adventures in Downward Mobility,” now on Amazon. //If you have questions or guest suggestions, Ali would love to hear from you. Call or text her at (323) 364-6356. Or email go-ask-ali-podcast-at-gmail.com. (No dashes) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


25 Mar 2021

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You Too Can Go Broke In Middle Age! Annabelle Gurwitch Leads The Way

The Unspeakable Podcast

Writer and performer Annabelle Gurwitch never got rich over the course her decades-long career, but she managed to carve out a decent life as a working actor and published author. In her fifties, however, her fortunes changed and she found herself divorced, renting out a room in her house, and wondering how a middle class existence can slip away after a lifetime of hard work. She chronicles these struggles-often hilariously-in her fifth book You're Leaving When? Adventures in Downward Mobility. In this conversation, Annabelle speaks with Meghan about how she thinks she got to this place, what she's learned about homelessness and access to health care, and how a recent medical crisis has raised her stakes even further. She also speaks about her child, now a young adult, who identifies as nonbinary and how coming to understand that identity led her to think that future  generations might be able to make better sense of the world than we do.Guest Bio:Annabelle Gurwitch is the author of five books, including The New York Times bestseller and Thurber Prize finalist I See You Made an Effort. She's written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, LA Magazine and Hadassah among other publications. Her latest book is You're Leaving When? Adventures in Downward Mobility, published by Counterpoint Press.

1hr 5mins

1 Mar 2021

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Episode 380: You're Never Really Alone, with Annabelle Gurwitch

One Bad Mother

You are never really alone because your college age kid is living in your basement thanks to Covid! It is probably going REALLY great. We talk to Annabelle Gurwitch about birds returning to the nest and finding some good out there with her podcast Tiny Victories. Plus Biz has something lurking in her pantry.Follow Annabelle Gurwitch on Twitter @LAGurwitch and on Instagram at annabellegurwitch1. Visit Annabelle's website and listen to Tiny Victories wherever podcasts are found. Check out Annabelle's books Wherever You Go, There They Are, I See You Made An Effort, and You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up wherever books are found.Check out Theresa’s book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold.Our book You’re Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You’re Winning at Parenting! is available wherever books are sold.Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Storyworth and Billie. Go to StoryWorth.com/BADMOTHER for $10 off your first purchase. Go to MyBillie.com/MOTHER for your $9 starter kit PLUS FREE shipping. Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485Be sure to tell us at the top of your message whether you’re leaving a genius moment, a fail, or a rant! Thanks!! Share a personal or commercial message on the show! Details at MaximumFun.org/Jumbotron.Subscribe to One Bad Mother in Apple PodcastsJoin our mailing listJoin the amazing community that is our private One Bad Mother Facebook groupFollow One Bad Mother on TwitterFollow Biz on TwitterFollow Theresa on TwitterLike us on Facebook!Get a OBM tee, tank, baby onesie, magnet or bumper sticker from the MaxFunStoreYou can suggest a topic or a guest for an upcoming show by sending an email to onebadmother@maximumfun.org. Show MusicOpening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans Mental Health Resources:Therapy for Black Girls – Therapyforblackgirls.comDr. Jessica Clemmens – Instagram and her websiteBLH Foundation – borislhensonfoundation.org Suicide Prevention Hotline: Call or chat. They are here to help anyone in crisis. Adults, children, LGBTQ, disaster survivors, you name it, they can help.https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org and number 1-800-273-8255 and there is a chat option on the website. Crisis Text Line: Text from anywhere in the USA (also Canada and the UK) to text with a trained counselor. A real human being.USA text 741741Canada text 686868UK text 85258Website: https://www.crisistextline.org National Sexual Assault: Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.https://www.rainn.org National Domestic Violence Hotline: https://www.thehotline.org/help/Our advocates are available 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) in more than 200 languages. All calls are free and confidential.They suggest that if you are a victim and cannot seek help, ask a friend or family member to call for you. Teletherapy Search: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/online-counseling

1hr 11mins

18 Nov 2020

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Ep. #327 - Men In Black: International, with Annabelle Gurwitch

The Flop House

And so we arrive at November, so named because it has no special theme. And, folks, we'll admit... this MIB: International episode is a weird one. Why? Well, finding out is part of the fun. But our guest for this show is Annabelle Gurwitch, from Max Fun's new Tiny Victories podcast, as well as TBS's Dinner and a Movie, countless acting roles, and quite a few books. Enjoy.Movies recommended in this episode:American UtopiaHis HouseWelcome to Sudden Death

1hr 49mins

7 Nov 2020

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Growing Bolder: Annabelle Gurwitch; Bonner Paddock; Christine Schwab; Kenny Rogers

Growing Bolder

The legendary Kenny Rogers died earlier this year at the age of 81. Prior to his final concert in 2017, he'd had a career for the history books. Growing Bolder spoke to The Gambler a few years ago about his nearly 60 years in the music business and his incredible rise from a childhood in poverty to the very top of the entertainment industry.


2 Aug 2020