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."

Que Sera, Sarah? Que Sera, Sarah?

As Sarah Palin goes back to Alaska, take a moment to appreciate some other Sarahs.

Nov 7, 2008 / Column / Annabelle Gurwitch

A Bad Case of Electuenza A Bad Case of Electuenza

Incessant cries for help--and money--from people running campaigns are destroying my peace of mind.

Oct 23, 2008 / Editorial / Annabelle Gurwitch

Sarah, Will UB My BFF? Sarah, Will UB My BFF?

U R so right: With the beehive and schoolmarm glasses, people really take you seriously!

Sep 5, 2008 / Editorial / Annabelle Gurwitch

Paris/Britney Campaign Blowback Paris/Britney Campaign Blowback

John McCain got more than he expected, with an ad comparing Obama to Paris Hilton. The blowback is just beginning.

Aug 6, 2008 / Editorial / Annabelle Gurwitch

Join the Fight to End Junk Mail Join the Fight to End Junk Mail

It takes a lot of work, but it's possible to go green. Start with stopping your junk mail.

Jul 15, 2008 / Editorial / Annabelle Gurwitch

Happily Never After Happily Never After

Gay and ready to tie the knot? Take some advice from a couple of heteros: marriage isn't all it's cracked up to be.

May 22, 2008 / Editorial / Annabelle Gurwitch

Poor Is the New Rich! Poor Is the New Rich!

As waves of poverty wash over the once-affluent, it's nice to know that you can share the pain.

May 6, 2008 / Editorial / Annabelle Gurwitch

Worst News of the Year Worst News of the Year

Here's what's gone wrong so far--and it's only April

Mar 31, 2008 / Column / Annabelle Gurwitch

Are We There Yet?: A Liberal Votes in California Are We There Yet?: A Liberal Votes in California

Who knew provisional voting could be a teaching moment?

Feb 12, 2008 / Editorial / Annabelle Gurwitch

How Do You Like Me Now? How Do You Like Me Now?

If Hillary wants Americans to like her, she should start doing the things Americans like.

Jan 10, 2008 / Editorial / Annabelle Gurwitch