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I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50

I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50

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by Annabelle Gurwitch (Read by)

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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to plague her, solicitations from the AARP began flooding her mailbox, and a marriage proposal on Twitter was abruptly rescinded when the tweeter caught a glimpse of Gurwitch’s age.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

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I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
GreatBooks1WowEC More than 1 year ago
Hilarious. Brilliant, actually. I can't stop laughing.
Happy-Reader0 More than 1 year ago
Oh my goodness, this book is laugh out loud funny. If you are anywhere near age 50, you need this book. Absolutely hilarious.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Laugh out loud funny -- covering all our middle-age concerns from the most superficial to the most philosophical.
pensacolamark More than 1 year ago
This is an OK book if you're a woman in your late 40s with a teenage son, a husband and career ups and downs. Otherwise, it's not a universal type of story; it's just one person's somewhat humorous account of her life on the periphery of show business. I found myself passing by big chunks of chapters that just went on too long.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very funny throughout, sometimes sad and also brave. Aging is scary, but would be really depressing without humor. As a 50ish woman (why is it so hard to say?), I can relate to so much of what Ms Gurwitch writes about and laughed out loud many times. Yet I wouldn't call it "light humor." I'd call it thought provoking humor and I recommend it highly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What I thought would be a snarky sattire on aging was a bit more focused on late motherhood and the perils of aging in the acting community. There is still good stuff here. But I have a hard time sympathizing with someone constantly whining about losing their looks and figure, when I pulled up a picture of the author, and she is a gorgeous swizzle stick. Obviously L.A. has a different definition of "old" and "fat". But the book was still entertaining, and a decent, quick read.
jessie2 More than 1 year ago
I wanted a funny, lighthearted book to read, it attracted me as the writer is in her late 40's early 50's an age group I fit into.  She whines about how ould she is, how much money she needs, discusses divorce with her husband and has a seriouly embarrassing moment with her son.  There was not one funny thing I can pick out in this book.  The only chapter that had any hope in it is the one that wasn't funny.  Extremely disappointed, I read so much that my husband gives me a book allowance, unfortanately I used part of the money on this.