I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50 (MP3 CD)
The panic began to set in when Annabelle Gurwitch turned 49. Suddenly, new and pernicious health problems began to plague her, solicitations from the AARP began flooding her mailbox, and a marriage proposal on Twitter was abruptly rescinded when the tweeter caught a glimpse of Gurwitch's age. A visit to her gynecologist ended not with one of his usual benign send-offs ? stay healthy, stay happy, stay hydrated ? but instead with the slightly ominous: ?Stay?funny.? In this new collection of essays, Gurwitch has taken her gynecologist's advice to heart. Whether she's lusting after the young man fixing her computer, navigating the extensive anti-aging offerings in the Barneys beauty department, or negotiating the ins and outs of acceptable behavior with her teenage son, Gurwitch bravely turns an unflinching eye towards the myriad of issues women can expect to encounter in their later years. PRAISE FOR ANNABELLE GURWITCH Annabelle Gurwitch stares into the maw of middle age and makes you laugh, cringe, hoot, and holler. She turns fifty into a battle cry and a hallelujah.? ? Felicity Huffman, star of Desperate Housewives Annabelle Gurwitch knows all too well the hilariousness and the indignities of hitting fifty, and now she graces us with these hilarious, indignant bulletins from the combat zone. Respect ? ? Henry Alford, author of Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That?