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Authors Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn

Annabelle Gurwitch is an actress and writer. She first gained a wide comedic following during her years co-hosting Dinner & a Movie on TBS. Annabelle turned her experience of being canned by Woody Allen into the Off- Broadway play, touring show, book and documentary film Fired! Her film premiered on TV as a Showtime Comedy Special and been screened everywhere from The South West Film Festival to The Department of Labor on Capitol Hill. She’s been a regular commentator on Day to Day and All Things Considered on NPR and a humor columnist for The Nation Magazine.com.

Annabelle is a perennial national figure in the media having appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, Fox and Friends, CNN, MSNBC, The CBS Early Show, Talk of The Nation on NPR, she’s been profiled in major print outlets including: The Washington Post, Psychology Today, More Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, In Style, The New York Times, The Jewish Telegraph Agency, USA Today, and People. Time Magazine cited Annabelle in their cover story “10 Ideas that are Changing the World” for her Fired! documentary film which Oprah Magazine called, “entertaining and slyly subversive.”

She has hosted TV shows on ABC, VHI, STYLE and HBO. Her acting credits include: Medium, Boston Legal, Seinfeld, and films: Shaggy Dog and Melvin Goes to Dinner. Her work off-Broadway garnered her a place in The New York Times Top Ten Performances in Theatre of the Year 2002. Her essays have appeared in: The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, Child, Glamour, and two anthologies: Note to Self and Rejected! She hosts the series WA$TED! on The Planet Green Network. This is her second book and second marriage.

Jeff Kahn is a writer/performer who began his career on MTV’s The Ben Stiller Show.  A few years later, he won an Emmy award for writing on FOX’s The Ben Stiller Show.” Jeff has written on several other shows including, Later with Greg Kinnear, Austin Stories and Dilbert.   He also has written and produced numerous television pilots, in particular, a spin-off of All American Girl starring Margaret Cho. He can be seen on HBO reruns of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage, and The Larry Sanders Show, and in the films, Tropic Thunder, 40-Year-Old Virgin, and The Cable Guy. Online, Jeff is featured on the show, The Writer’s Room.  His essays can be read online at FreshYarn.com and in his wife’s terrific and very funny book, Fired!   This is Jeff’s very first book and marriage. 

They blog on The Huffington Post together. Jeff and Annabelle live in Los Angeles with their twelve-year old son, Ezra and their eighteen- year old cat, Stinky.