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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (721 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Annabelle Gurwitch, Jeff Kahn Narrator: Annabelle Gurwitch, Jeff Kahn, Todd Ross Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this hilarious and ultimately moving memoir, comedians and real-life married couple Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn prove that in marriage, all you need is love—and a healthy dose of complaining, codependence, and pinot noir.
After thirteen years of being married, Annabelle and Jeff have found “We’re just not that into us.” Instead of giving up, they’ve held their relationship together by ignoring conventional wisdom and fostering a lack of intimacy, by using parenting as a competitive sport, and by dropping out of couples therapy. The he-said/she-said chronicle of their intense but loving marriage includes an unsentimental account of the medical odyssey that their family embarked upon after their infant son was diagnosed with VACTERL, a very rare series of birth defects. Annabelle and Jeff’s unforgivingly raw, uproariously funny story is sure to strike both laughter and terror in the hearts of all couples (not to mention every single man or woman who is contemplating the connubial state).
Serving up equal parts sincerity and cynicism, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up is a laugh-out-loud must-read for everyone who has come to realize that being “in love” can only get you so far.

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Quotes & Awards

  • You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up: A Love Story shows how hectic, hard, and hilarious married life can be. Spanning friendship, courtship, marriage and parenthood, Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn’s ‘he said/she said’ memoir at times reads like a mix of couples therapy and ‘Real World’ confessionals for grown-ups. Only funnier and heavier.”

    Washington Post

  • “This book is a must-read for couples and singles alike. Finally, a married couple that doesn’t hide behind such tedious traits as personal loyalty, good taste, and an overall sense of decorum. You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up tells people what marriage is really like!”

    Liz Tucillo, co-author of He’s Just Not That Into You and author of How to Be Single

  • “So funny because it is so accurate. Kahn and Gurwitch illuminate the insanity of marriage. They make you want to embrace your spouse for the same reason you want to strangle them.”

    Ben Stiller, comedian

  • “Oh, now I get it. This whole sham of a marriage was not just for tax purposes, it was also to write and sell this immediately engaging book! I remember when Jeff first told me about Annabelle and the hazy, humid thermal cloud she wrapped his head in. I thought he was nuts. Turns out I was right…After reading this book, I feel sorry for both of them now. And that’s quite an accomplishment.”

    David Cross, comedian and author of I Drink for a Reason

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Royale | 2/19/2014

    " Not great literature, but some very funny parts. Objectionable language for some and I found some of their behaviors bizarre, but entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dana | 2/10/2014

    " Fantastic audiobook. Very funny take on marriage. I think having these two funny authors read the book made the experience much more enjoyable than reading it in print. My only issue with the book was a few unnecessary "raunchy" sexual references, but otherwise, I loved everything else in this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Melissa Reddick | 2/6/2014

    " It started off witty and creative but lost that for me. Retelling each story from each spouse is a little too redundant for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Deedee Light | 2/3/2014

    " This is not a love story. This a tale of two people, married, miserable and morose, living lives in their heads that they dare not share with each other. It's told as if two stories (he said, she said)and the shear grin and bear it of the novel is page turns of pain. Do not recommend. "

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About the Narrator

Jeff Kahn won an Emmy Award for his writing on The Ben Stiller Show. As an actor, he has appeared in The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Tropic Thunder, as well as the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm and Entourage. He lives with his wife Annabelle Gurwitch in Los Angeles.