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‘Hilarious’ Annabelle Gurwitch to be Jewish Federations’s spring lecturer

By Dannye Romine Powell

How are we supposed to age?

Actress, activist and New York Times bestselling author Annabelle Gurwitch, who has reached 50, will try to answer that question when she gives the Jewish Federation’s Spring Lecture on Thursday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El.

Gurwitch’s most recent book is I See You Made An Effort: Compliments, Indignities and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50, a collection of essays about surviving aging.

Kirkus Review last year named I See You Made an Effort one of ten books guaranteed to make you laugh.

The Washington Post called her books "hilarious." People magazine called them "laugh outloud." And O Magazine, "slyly subverseive."

Gurwitch’s book, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up, a memoir about marriage with her Emmy Award-winning husband Jeff Kahn, is now a play in its third national tour.

Tickets are $54 for the dinner and lecture, or $36 for the lecture only. There is a minimum donation of $50 to the 2015 Jewish Federation Annual Campaign to attend the event.

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