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."

Why I Won’t Be Invited to Mitt Romney’s White House Why I Won’t Be Invited to Mitt Romney’s White House

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

Dec 12, 2007 / Editorial / Annabelle Gurwitch

Taxaholics Anonymous Taxaholics Anonymous

My name is Annabelle, and I love paying taxes.

Nov 28, 2007 / Editorial / Annabelle Gurwitch

More Money, Les Moonves More Money, Les Moonves

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

Nov 13, 2007 / Books & the Arts / Annabelle Gurwitch

All Trick, No Treat! All Trick, No Treat!

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

Oct 31, 2007 / Editorial / Annabelle Gurwitch

Sick Kids’ Laugh Riot Sick Kids’ Laugh Riot

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.

Oct 16, 2007 / Column / Annabelle Gurwitch

Against Happiness Against Happiness

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.

Oct 3, 2007 / Column / Annabelle Gurwitch

The Times They Are A-Changin’ The Times They Are A-Changin’

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

Sep 20, 2007 / Editorial / Annabelle Gurwitch

End of the Affair End of the Affair

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

Aug 6, 2007 / Books & the Arts / Annabelle Gurwitch

Whatever These People Are On, I Want Some Whatever These People Are On, I Want Some

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?

Jul 31, 2007 / Feature / Annabelle Gurwitch

I Didn’t Throw Ralph Nader Overboard I Didn’t Throw Ralph Nader Overboard

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.

Jul 29, 2007 / Books & the Arts / Annabelle Gurwitch