I see you made an effort compliments, indignities, and survival stories from the edge of 50

by Gurwitch, Annabelle,

Format: Book on CD 2014
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Northland Public Library Audio Books 814.54 G96 (COMPACT DISC)
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Audio Books
Call Number  814.54 G96 (COMPACT DISC)

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 age 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.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Actress and writer Gurwitch (You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up) offers up a rollicking collection of essays detailing the hazards encountered when a woman approaches 50. Whether she is extrapolating on the symptoms of perimenopause, attending a concert with her teenage son, assessing fashion for older women, or realizing the mistake of Googling "age-related conditions" on the Internet, Gurwitch tackles all of it all with aplomb. Her witty writing allows for deft exploration of even the most sensitive and intimate subjects while still finding the humor in her situation. She admits aging gracefully is best achieved with a bit of help, although it proves to be a zero-sum game with effects that fade quickly. "I've filled, frozen and ultrasounded, all in the name of what is often referred to as maintenance." Gurwitch's essay about becoming a member of the sandwich generation and caring for her aging parents is heartfelt and makes her aware of what the future holds. "This must be another milestone that lies ahead for me: the day when you speak to and of your doctors more frequently than your friends." These essays contain a devilish good dose of fun and more than a dash of agita for those approaching and beyond the half-century mark. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Brilliance Audio on compact disc.
Subjects Aging -- Humor.
Middle-aged women -- Humor.
Publisher Grand Haven, MI :Brilliance Audio,2014
Edition Unabridged.
Participants/Performers Read by the author.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Compact discs.
Duration: 6:53:00.
Description 6 audio discs (approximately 6 hr. 53 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781480572126
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