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ANNABELLE GURWITCH grew up hoping that she was the long lost daughter of Joni Mitchell or the reincarnation of an Egyptian princess. Neither of those things turned out to be true. She is the author of The New York Times bestseller and Thurber Prize Finalist for Humor Writing 2015, I See You Made an Effort; You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up (co-written with husband Jeff Kahn); and Fired! which was also a Showtime Comedy Special.
Annabelle was the original co-host of Dinner & a Movie for 6 seasons on TBS and host of Planet Green's WA$TED. Other acting credits include Seinfeld, Dexter, Boston Legal. Her essays and satire have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, Marie Claire, The Nation, Men's Health, Glamour, Sal
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Whether Her face is the visage a famous actress or belongs to a friend you grew up who has had the temerity of suddenly looking younger than you, the semiotic study of the faces of women is one of our favorite national pastimes.
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I was lucky enough to score an advance copy of this book. As a writer of non-fiction, I sometimes dive into a novel, kind of like a sorbet, I'm looking for a palette cleanser. This did not disappoint. I don't know if this falls into a genre I'm not f ...more
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I don't understand at all why this book doesn't get 5 stars here on GoodReads. This is one of my all time favorite books that I've read in the last years.
I've actually read it several times and I keep it on my desk. I love the journey of the main ch
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All We Ever Wanted Was Everything by Janelle Brown
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I read this a few years ago and I LOVED IT. Janelle is a talented writer. I devoured this book in one night, it was a great fun read that is also very cleverly constructed and seriously addictive. Fun, fun, fun and rather delcious. Janelle has told m ...more
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I went to a reading to see Emily and I was really knocked out. This book is not a read to take lighty. THe subject matter is really deep.
I have to say, I loved this book, it was so moving and unsentimental and unsparing. She is so damn smart and tho
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I picked this book up when I started writing my new memoir and I was stunned that I had somehow missed it when it came out. My son was younger then, so i did miss a few great books for a chunk of time.

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Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
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This was my first book of Mr. Shtyngart's that I've read, and I have to confess I have a "talent" crush on him. First of all, I love a dystopian future tale.
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“When I was twelve, my sixth-grade English class went on a field trip to see Franco Zeffirelli’s film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. From that moment forward I dreamed that someday I’d meet my own Juliet. I’d marry her and I would love her with the same passion and intensity as Romeo. The fact
that their marriage lasted fewer than three days before they both were dead
didn’t seem to affect my fantasy. Even if they had lived, I don’t think their
relationship could have survived. Let’s face it, being that emotionally aflame, sexually charged, and transcendentally eloquent every single second can really start to grate on a person’s nerves. However, if I could find someone to love just a fraction of the way that Montague loved his Capulet, then marrying her would be worth it.”
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“Kissing is a means of getting two people so close together that they can’t see anything wrong with each other.” —RENE YASENEK”
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“It's also at that moment that I realize I am able to maintain the level of judgmentalness that I so cherish only because I have someone in my life who knows me so well and still manages to love me. Isn't that what love is? Knowing someone's life story and not using it against them? OK, maybe it's more like knowing someone's life story, using it against them, and still loving them.”
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