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Wherever You Go, There They Are - Stories About My Family You Might Relate To

Annabelle Gurwitch

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Genres:

Humor

Description:

A hysterically funny and slyly insightful new collection of essays from New York Times bestselling author Annabelle Gurwitch, about her own family of scam artists and hucksters, as well as the sisterhoods, temporary tribes, communities, and cults who have become surrogates along the way. When Annabelle Gurwitch was a child, surrounded by a cast of epically dysfunctional relatives, she secretly prayed that it was all a terrible mistake. Maybe she was a long lost daughter of Joni Mitchell or a reincarnation of the Russian princess, Anastasia. A family of bootleggers, gamblers, and philanderers, the Gurwitches have always been a bit vague on the standard ideal of a loving and supportive family. Their definition includes people you can count on to borrow money from, hold a grudge against, or blackmail. One day, unfortunately, Gurwitch woke up to realize that she'd made similar, if not the same, mistakes as everyone else before her--just in a new zip code. Wherever she went, there they were. With her wry wit and hard-learned wisdom, Gurwitch explores the inescapable, yet rewarding, realities of life with her relatives and her southern Jewish roots, as well as her flirtation with surrogate families including theater folk, pet people, the sisterhood, and the ladies who brunch at Tel Aviv Gardens Retirement Home in Miami, Florida. She's learned that for better or for worse (you can guess which) it's worth celebrating the traditions, rituals, and recipes that come with a shared mythology and legacy, even if her own inheritance amounts to a small plot of land split between five relatives on an ill-fated sliver of sand known as Massacre Island. Written with haunting detail, poignant family moments, laugh out loud comedy and social commentary, Gurwitch delivers a provocative treatise on the importance and insanity of family. Wherever You Go, There They Are is a must-read for anyone who's even occasionally been frustrated by the people they share carbohydrate-laden meals with every year. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

10h 3m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:37


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:04


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:00


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:19


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:41


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:13


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:57


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:14


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:37


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:20


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:42


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:39


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:16


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:07


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:22


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:46


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:41


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:35


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:25


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:14


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:59


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

09:02


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:27


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:41


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:54


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:44


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:28


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:17


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:47


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:13


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:32


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:30


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:29


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:59


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:20


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:25


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:51


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:42


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:25


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:43


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:53


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:42


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:54


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:18


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:55


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:49


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

00:39