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Annabelle Gurwitch
Annabelle Gurwitch

Actress, author, schlepper is most proud of having produced one kid and two books. Fired! has hilarious stories of being canned, including one by Flicka (it's a documentary that you can rent at Netflix), and her new book is on marriage, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up. The kid came out of her vagina, the books from her head, other stuff she does appears on her website, annabellegurwitch.com. Yes, she used to host Dinner and a Movie that was on when you were in diapers.

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Complaints

A To-Don’t List

Yesterday, a friend forwarded me the HuffPost “50 Things Every Woman Should Know by 50″ list. It reads like a To Do list for maturity, but I would argue it’s more like a To Don’t list.

At first glance, the items on the list seem reasonable, but by the time I got to “No. 13: Sew,” I wondered if this list had been beamed into the Internet from 1957. Some things on the list are “don’t try this at home” endeavors, some are head scratchers, some contradict each other, some are old-timey-time, some seem more punishment than reward for making it to this landmark age and for some I simply have a Ramones, “I’m Against it” reaction.

Let’s start at “No. 1 Read More

Terrible Teens

…Or How Marissa Mayer and Shia LaBeouf Are Helping My Son’s Love Life

Could it be that Marisa Mayer’s announcement banning telecommuting and Shia LaBeouf’s exit from the Orphan’s cast were orchestrated by some unseen hand working to free us from the isolation that the reliance on telecommuting has wrought? Or a confluence of events designed to help my teenage son get a date? Read More

Adults
Annabelle Gurwitch

50 Shades with Spanx

Ok, I admit it, I didn’t read 5O Shades of Grey. It’s not that I’m a culture snob, I’ve watched my share of Real Housewives and I’ve lost an embarrassing amount of time to googling Honey Boo Boo clips. There was one season I got secretly hooked on Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker. When my husband took our son to a baseball tournament in Cooperstown, I was glad it was only four days, otherwise, I might have been found Read More

Lessons

When Ezra Met Anton

It always happens. Right as I am about to list my teenager for sale on eBay, something happens that convinces me that all hope is not lost.

Last week, in the wake of his lost extra credit assignments, failure to give notification of schedule changes, lost phone, and a C in PE. PE!! I decided to throw caution to the wind, and instead of punishing my kid, reward him with a precious gift. Read More