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Annabelle Gurwitch

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Annabelle Gurwitch

Writer and actress Annabelle Gurwitch currently prognosticates on both politics and pop culture on National Public Radio's Day to Day. Her column Fired Up appears regularly in The Nation, and her essays have appeared in publications including the Los Angeles Times, Glamour, Child, Premiere, and Penthouse.

As an actress, her 2003 work Off-Broadway earned her a place in the New York Times top ten performances of the year list. Other appearances include years of co-hosting Dinner and a Movie on TBS, films like Melvin Goes to Dinner and The Shaggy Dog. On television, she's appeared on Boston Legal, Seinfeld and, most recently, on Lifetime's State of MInd and The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman on IFC.

Fired!, her collection of stories about being made redundant, published by Simon and Schuster, was deemed "a merry compendium of failure" by the Washington Post is now available in paperback. The movie version of Fired! earned kudos from the Chicago Tribune, Oprah, Business Week, and continues to be shown in screenings sponsored by AFL/CIO, SEIU. The AP pronounced it, "a frank and funny look at downsizing and job loss" and the New York Times called it "ramshackle," which surprised Annabelle as she had always thought the word was "ramashackle."


News and Features

My top-ten list of reasons why I gave God the old heave-ho.

My name is Annabelle, and I love paying taxes.

Seen, heard and observed on the picket line in Los Angeles as the WGA strike enters its second week.

Will spec factory jobs be the next stage in US economic development?

Dear Congressional Democrats: Here's a funny story about what it's like to have a really sick kid, even if you do have insurance.

Women are less happy than we used to be. But given the state of the world, perhaps if we had a little more worry and a little less happy, we'd be better off.

Politics aside, a speeded-up primary season may be a unique opportunity to rethink our notions of time altogether.

The Nation Cruise drops its final anchor and its highly politicized passengers head for home.

Who knew what kind of people would be drawn to hop a cruise ship plying the glacial waters off the coast of Alaska to talk about--politics?

In her latest shipboard dispatch, one passenger resists fear of global warming, is charmed by Rocky Anderson and manages not to do what so many others have contemplated.