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  • You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up

  • A Love Story
  • By: Annabelle Gurwitch, Jeff Kahn
  • Narrated by: Annabelle Gurwitch, Jeff Kahn, Todd Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

Actress, producer, and acclaimed writer Annabelle Gurwitch—once fired from a play by Woody Allen—can find humor in any situation. Here she teams with her husband, Jeff Kahn, for a funny look at the ups and downs of marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very funny book

  • By Zan on 03-06-10

Jewish Comedy Meets Postmodern Couples Issues

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-31-12

If you could sum up You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up in three words, what would they be?

Funny, Honest and Entertaining

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character is their relationship. I know its a bit unorthodox to pick an interpersonal relationship as your favorite character, but it was the best. It's not just Annabelle or just Jeff that makes this love story hysterically funny; their marriage, or better said the marriage between their humor and personalities, is what really make this story work.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I just love all the mishaps and issues that they have arise. It is nice to know that this sort of craziness happens to other people and that they somehow get through it together too. An alternative title for this book, borrowing from Lemony Snicket, could be A Love Story of Unfortunate Events [in both the Schlemiel and Schlemazel senses].

Any additional comments?

A MUST READ! Especially for postmodern Jewish Couples and the like...