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Carlsbad Library Adventure featuring Actress and NYT Bestselling Author Annabelle Gurwitch (in person)

December 4, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


About this FREE In Person Event

After nearly a two-year COVID hiatus, we are thrilled to announce that live and in-person events with the Carlsbad City Library have returned. Please join us live and in-person for this fun Adventure featuring actress and New York Times bestselling author, Annabelle Gurwitch, as she discusses her laugh-old-loud novel, You’re Leaving When?: Adventures in Downward Mobility.

This FREE Adventure includes a book discussion, Q&A, author signing, and an opportunity to meet the hilarious Annabelle Gurwitch.

Books are available for pre-order (below) to be delivered at the event for signing, or you may purchase your book at the event.


About the Author and Book

Annabelle Gurwitch is an actress, activist, and author of five books including the New York Times bestseller and Thurber Prize finalist I See You Made an Effort. She’s written for The New Yorker, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, LA Magazine and Hadassah amongst other publications.  You may recognize Annabelle as the longtime co-host of Dinner & a Movie on TBS and as a regular commentator on NPR. Her acting credits include: Seinfeld, Murphy Brown, Boston Legal and Dexter and once in a while she returns to acting playing a rabbi on Better Things on FX or a therapist for an FBI agent in Michael Bay’s upcoming Ambulance.

In her newest book, You’re Leaving When?: Adventures in Downward Mobility, Annabelle gives irreverent and empathetic voice to a generation hurtling into their next chapter with no safety net and proves that our no-frills new normal doesn’t mean a deficit of humor.

In these essays, Gurwitch embraces homesharing, welcoming a housing-insecure young couple and a bunny rabbit into her home. The mother of a college student in recovery who sheds the gender binary, she relearns to parent, one pronoun at a time. She wades into the dating pool in a Miss Havisham-inspired line of lingerie and flunks the magic of tidying up. You’re Leaving When? is for anybody who thought they had a semblance of security but wound up with a fragile economy and a blankie. Gurwitch offers stories of resilience, adaptability, low-rent redemption, and the kindness of strangers. Even in a muted Zoom.


About the Carlsbad City Library

Carlsbad City Library provides community members of all ages with convenient access to high quality resources and services to inform and enrich individual and community life. Carlsbad City Library is the destination for information, enjoyment of reading, lifelong learning, and cultural enrichment for those who live, work and play in Carlsbad.



December 4, 2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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