You're Leaving When?: Adventures in Downward Mobility

You're Leaving When?: Adventures in Downward Mobility

From the New York Times bestselling author of I See You Made an Effort comes a timely and hilarious chronicle of downward mobility, financial and emotional.

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 proving that our no-frills new normal doesn't mean a deficit of humor. In these essays, Gurwitch embraces homesharing, 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 with a reupholstered vagina 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. "What do we do when we've already reinvented in midlife?" Gurwitch offers stories of resilience, adaptability, low-rent redemption, and the kindness of strangers. Even in a Zoom.

Title:You're Leaving When?: Adventures in Downward Mobility
ISBN:9781640094475
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    You're Leaving When?: Adventures in Downward Mobility Reviews

  • Gretchen Rubin

    Hilarious and poignant essays about the challenges of mid-life....

  • Donna Boyd

    You're Leaving When: Adventures in Downward Mobility by Annabelle Gurwitch is an entertaining book. It is a look at a life with all of its disappointments, surprises, funny times and sad times. Gurwit...

  • (a)lyss(a)

    I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This book was around 3.5 stars for me.Gurwitch opens up about her life including her divorce, renting out her house, a...

  • B

    I could relate on so many levels. And yet, she lives very differently than I. Some is better; some is worse.From the New York Times bestselling author of I See You Made an Effort comes a timely and hi...

  • Zibby Owens

    This is a book of essays that embrace the idea of home-sharing. It was fantastic, and I loved the author's writing style. Humor seems to be an excellent lens in how we can look at life. Sometimes, the...

  • Cara BookShelfMomma

    I would like to thank Brilliance Publishing for the free audiobook copy of this book. I would give this book 3.75 stars. This is a quick witted nonfiction memoir narrated by the author Annabelle Gurwi...

  • Melise

    I am pretty sure I am the target audience for this book. I am about the same age as Gurwitch, have a son that graduated college in 2020, just as her child did, live in Los Angeles and am experiencing ...

  • Amanda

    Thank you #Netgalley for the advanced copy!Annabelle shares her honest experiences of life post marriage and post child going off to college. Annabelle decides to open up her home to tenants to help c...

  • Alissa

    NOTE: Thank you to NetGalley for an Advanced Reader's Copy of the book which I received in exchange for an honest review. A look into the life of gig actor Annabelle Gurwitch after her husband leaves ...

  • Tina

    The title and the cover photo caught my attention immediately but what kept it is the honesty and humor within the pages of Gurwitch's book about reinventing---or re-establishing---yourself in midlife...