I See You Made An Effort

I See You Made An Effort

Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories From the Edge of 50

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Penguin Putnam
Actress and humorist Annabelle Gurwitch returns with I See You Made an Effort, a book of essays so wickedly funny it may make you forget your last birthday. Not one to shy away from the grisly realities of middle age, the ?slyly subversive” (O, The Oprah Magazine) Gurwitch confronts the various indignities faced by femmes d’un certain age with candor, wit, and a healthy dose of hilarious self-deprecation.

Whether falling in lust at the Genius bar, navigating the extensive?and treacherously expensive?anti aging offerings at a department-store beauty counter, coping with the assisted suicide of her best friend, negotiating the ins and outs of acceptable behavior with her teenage kid, or the thudding financial reality of the ?never-tirement” generation that leads her to petty theft, Gurwitch’s essays prove her a remarkably astute writer in her prime (in so many ways). Is this the beginning of the Eileen Fisher years? Where does one conduct an affair with a younger man? Is 50 the new 40? Or is 50 still just?50?

Scorchingly honest, surreally and riotously funny, I See You Made an Effort is the ultimate coming-of-middle-age story and a must-read for women of all ages. Reading glasses not included.


Random House, Inc.
Actress and humorist Annabelle Gurwitch returns with I See You Made an Effort,a book of essays so wickedly funny it may make you forget your last birthday. Not one to shy away from the grisly realities of middle age, the “slyly subversive” (O, The Oprah Magazine)Gurwitch confronts the various indignities faced by femmes d’un certain agewith candor, wit, and a healthy dose of hilarious self-deprecation.

Whether falling in lust at the Genius bar, navigating the extensive—and treacherously expensive—anti aging offerings at a department-store beauty counter, coping with the assisted suicide of her best friend, negotiating the ins and outs of acceptable behavior with her teenage kid, or the thudding financial reality of the “never-tirement” generation that leads her to petty theft, Gurwitch’s essays prove her a remarkably astute writer in her prime (in so many ways). Is this the beginning of the Eileen Fisher years? Where does one conduct an affair with a younger man? Is 50 the new 40? Or is 50 still just…50?

Scorchingly honest, surreally and riotously funny, I See You Made an Effort is the ultimate coming-of-middle-age story and a must-read for women of all ages. Reading glasses not included.

Baker & Taylor
"A collection of humorous essays about aging by actress and comedian Annabelle Gurwitch"--

Baker
& Taylor

The actress and humorist chronicles the indignities of entering midlife, from negotiating the limits of acceptable behavior with her teenager to facing the realities of a generation that may never retire.
The co-host of Dinner and a Movie and co-author of You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up chronicles her experiences of entering midlife, marked by her teenage child, her best friend's suicide and the realities of a generation that may never retire.

Publisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
New York : Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
ISBN: 9780399166181
0399166181
Branch Call Number: 814.54 GUR 2014
Characteristics: 240 pages ; 24 cm

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