Wherever you go, there they are : stories about my family you might relate to

by Gurwitch, Annabelle,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
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A hysterically funny and slyly insightful new collection of essays from New York Times bestselling author Annabelle Gurwitch, about her own family of scam artists and hucksters, as well as the sisterhoods, temporary tribes, and show-biz klatches who have become surrogates along the way.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Most of the essays in writer and actor Gurwitch's (I See You Made an Effort, 2014) latest collection are about her extended Jewish family, specifically her aging parents, who have myriad health and financial problems. In spite of the money difficulties, Gurwitch, her sister, and her cousins inherit land off the coast of Alabama, near where her family is originally from. When she visits, she discovers that the island is known as Massacre Island and will likely be underwater in the not too distant future. Which is pretty much a metaphor for her family. The funny, sarcastic, but sweet essays cover everything from Gurwitch's younger years as a theater person to her moving her parents into a retirement community. There are a few surprises, too an adventure in an adult sleepaway camp and a dabble in a UFO cult, for example. Gurwitch's breezy writing style, even while mixing in social commentary, keeps the book relatable and readable throughout. This will sit comfortably beside books from Sloane Crosley, Laurie Notaro, and David Rakoff.--Sexton, Kathy Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Gurwitch, Annabelle -- Family.
Gurwitch, Annabelle -- Humor.
Actors -- United States -- Biography.
Television personalities -- United States -- Biography.
Families -- Humor.
Publisher New York :Blue Rider Press,2017
Language English
Description 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780399574887
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