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.”