Tagline: Getting Fired By Woody Allen Was Just The Beginning
Plot: If you spend any time at all in the workplace you’re going to get laid off, down-sized, let go, out-sourced, axed, terminated, canned, cancelled, dismissed…FIRED!
When actress Annabelle Gurwitch was fired from a play by Woody Allen she wondered how she would cope with being fired by a cultural icon. Turning to friends in show business she was assured she was not alone. Once the subject had been broached, everyone she knew from her rabbi and gynecologists to her colleagues had advice and their own accounts of getting the boot to offer. This set her off on a journey to answer the question: was being fired going to be the best thing or worst thing that had happened in her working life.
Annabelle turned the wit and trauma of the “fired” experience into a book, which was recently published by Simon and Schuster. The book has received rave reviews and been featured on The Today Show, People Magazine, InStyle, CNN, NPR’s Talk of the Nation and widely praised. The Washington Post called it, “ a caustic but merry compendium of failure.” The New York Times said, “Fired proves that sometimes losing well is the best revenge.” The book has been number #1 on the New York Post Hot List and featured in Oprah’s Anticipation list.
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