A 2015 Thurber Prize for American Humor finalist, actor, humorist and New York Times bestselling author Annabelle Gurwitch will discuss her hysterically funny and slyly insightful collection of essays in her new book, Wherever You Go, There They Are: Stories About My Family You Might Relate To.
Annabelle grew up amid epically dysfunctional relatives that included bootleggers, gamblers and philanderers. She prayed that it was all a terrible mistake. The Gurwitches were always a bit vague on the standard ideal of a loving and supportive family. Their definition included people you can count on to borrow money from, hold a grudge against, or blackmail. Then, Annabelle discovered the apple didn’t fall far from the tree as she repeated those mistakes, but in a new zip code. With her wry wit and hard-learned wisdom, Annabelle explores the inescapable, yet rewarding, realities of life with her relatives and her southern Jewish roots, as well as her flirtation with such surrogate families as theater folk, pet people, the sisterhood, and the ladies who brunch at Tel Aviv Gardens Retirement Home in Miami.
Tickets are $25, or $20 for students and seniors. All tickets are $25 at the door.
Interested in having dinner with Annabelle Gurwitch? Call (614) 464-1032 x.11 for tickets to The Author's Table dinner. You will share a great meal with the author, talk about her work in a more intimate setting, and get reserved seating at the event. The price for dinner is $45 and includes entry into the event.