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Want to rub elbows with a New York Times bestselling author while you share some laughs? You can do just that, right downtown, this week at the Thurber House Evenings with the Authors. The event take place at Columbus Museum of Art this Friday, May 5. We’ve got the scoop on the main event as well as info about a special dinner you can attend with Annaelle Gurwitch.

New York Times bestselling author Annabelle Gurwitch will discuss her hysterically funny and slyly insightful collection of essays in her new book, Wherever You Go, There They Are: Stories About My Family You Might Relate To.

Annabelle grew up amid epically dysfunctional relatives that included bootleggers, gamblers and philanderers. She prayed that it was all a terrible mistake. The Gurwitches were always a bit vague on the standard ideal of a loving and supportive family. Their definition included people you can count on to borrow money from, hold a grudge against or blackmail. Then, Annabelle discovered the apple didn’t fall far from the tree as she repeated those mistakes, but in a new zip code. With her wry wit and hard-learned wisdom, Annabelle explores the inescapable, yet rewarding, realities of life with her relatives and her southern Jewish roots, as well as her flirtation with such surrogate families as theater folk, pet people, the sisterhood, and the ladies who brunch at Tel Aviv Gardens Retirement Home in Miami.

Don’t miss out on this fun event. If you order tickets now, it costs just $25 ($20 for students and seniors). All tickets are $25 at the door.

But there’s more. You can also have dinner with Annabelle Gurwitch. Thurber House hosts The Author’s Table Dinner before the main event where you will share a great meal with Annabelle, get to talk with her about her work in a more intimate setting, and get reserved seating at her talk. The price for dinner is $45 and includes entry into the event.

For more information or to make reservations, visit the Thurber House website.