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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Annabelle Gurwitch Narrator: Annabelle Gurwitch Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2014 ISBN: 9781480572157
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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.

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  • “A compendium of lighthearted, of-the-moment essays that address the many ups and downs of life at fifty…Gurwitch proves adept at attempting to address and soften readers’ shared concerns about their own age-related changes in appearance with her aggressively personal (some R-rated) deadpan admissions…Casual, zingy observations.”

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  • A New York Times Bestseller
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About the Author
Author Annabelle Gurwitch

Annabelle Gurwitch is an actress and writer, known for her years cohosting Dinner and a Movie on TBS and Fired!, both a book and documentary. She’s been a regular commentator on NPR and online columnist for The Nation. Currently, she hosts the series WA$TED on Planet Green Network. She lives with her husband, Jeff Kahn, and their son in Los Angeles.