I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50

Version: Unabridged
Author: Annabelle Gurwitch
Narrator: Annabelle Gurwitch
Genres: Comedy, Essays & Memoirs, Aging & Longevity
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: March 2014
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 6 hours, 53 minutes
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Actress and humorist Annabelle Gurwitch returns with I See You Made an Effort, a book of essays so wickedly funny it may make you forget your last birthday. Not one to shy away from the grisly realities of middle age, the “slyly subversive” (O: The Oprah Magazine) Gurwitch confronts the various indignities faced by femmes d’un certain âge with candor, wit, and a healthy dose of hilarious self-deprecation. Whether falling in lust at the Genius Bar, navigating the extensive — and treacherously expensive — antiaging offerings at a department store beauty counter, coping with the assisted suicide of her best friend, negotiating the ins and outs of acceptable behavior with her teenage kid or the thudding financial reality of the “never-tirement” generation that leads her to petty theft, Gurwitch’s essays prove her a remarkably astute writer in her prime (in so many ways). Is this the beginning of the Eileen Fisher years? Where does one conduct an affair with a younger man? Is fifty the new forty? Or is fifty still just . . . fifty? Scorchingly honest, surreally and riotously funny, I See You Made an Effort is the ultimate coming-of-middle-age story and a must listen for women of all ages.

Author Details

Author Details

Gurwitch, Annabelle

Annabelle Gurwitch is an actress and writer best known to television audiences as the cohost of the cult TV hit "Dinner and a Movie" on TBS. She is a contributing writer and commentator on NPR's "Day to Day" and has appeared in numerous television shows and movies. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.

Annabelle recently appeared in "The Shaggy Dog" with Tim Allen, stars in the indie "Melvin Goes to Dinner" with Jack Black, and was recently seen in "Boston Legal" going toe to toe with Candace Bergen. Ironically, Candace fired Annabelle as her secretary in "Murphy Brown".The doc