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November 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Author: Annabelle Gurwitch – In-Person @ the JCC

You’re Leaving When? Adventures in Downward Mobility


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 an irrev­er­ent and empa­thet­ic voice to a gen­er­a­tion hurtling into their next chap­ter with no safe­ty net and proves that our no-frills new nor­mal does­n’t mean a deficit of humor. In these essays, Gur­witch embraces home shar­ing, 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 in a Miss Hav­isham-inspired line of lin­gerie 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. Gur­witch offers sto­ries of resilience, adapt­abil­i­ty, low-rent redemp­tion, and the kind­ness of strangers. Even in a mut­ed Zoom.

Annabelle Gur­witch is a Thurber Prize for Amer­i­can Humor Writ­ing final­ist and New York Times best­selling author of five books, most recent­ly You’re Leav­ing When? Adven­tures in Down­ward Mobil­i­ty (Coun­ter­point, now out in paper­back) a New York Times’ Favorite Book About Healthy Liv­ing 2021 and a Good Morn­ing Amer­i­ca Must Read. She was the long­time host of Din­ner & a Movie on TBS, a reg­u­lar NPR con­trib­u­tor, and has writ­ten for The New York­erNew York TimesThe Wash­ing­ton Post, Los Ange­les Review of Books, and WSJ amongst oth­er pub­li­ca­tions. She co-hosts the Tiny Vic­to­ries pod­cast on the Max­i­mum Fun Pod­cast Network.

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November 10, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Jewish Community Center
2935 Birch Hollow Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108 United States
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