With signature “sharp wit” (NPR), Annabelle Gurwitch 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 home-sharing, 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.

Virtual Book Talk – Annabelle Gurwitch, author of “You’re Leaving When?: Adventures in Downward Mobility” in conversation with SNL original cast member, Laraine Newman.
Tuesday, March 9, at 7:30 PM, http://www.wordsbookstore.com/event/youre-leaving-when-adventures-in-downward-mobility/
Sponsors/collaborators – [words] Bookstore and JCC MetroWest