you say tomato, i say shut up

you say tomato, i say shut up book cover


For information on You Say Tomato, the play:
Now in it’s second year of touring the country as a theatrical production.

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Interested in having the play in your city? Here’s the EPK.

Praise for You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up, a love story by Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn

Full Tomato Press

You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! “strikes directly to the funny bone” Charlotte Observer


“A Must See!” Queens Tribune

The Washington Post weighs in with a rave:
“Tomato shows how Hectic, Hard and Hilarious marriage can be….”

Publishers Weekly says
Married for 13 years, Gurwitch and Kahn look back with laughter at the highs, the lows, and their “different marital needs.” By teaming for this equally merry marriage memoir, the duo doubles the giggles and guffaws… Readers will hope they stay together to write more heartfelt, funny books like this one.”

“Jeff and Annabelle’s book is hilarious.”Judd Apatow

People Magazine says:
“Anyone who’s ever found themselves humming the Captain and Tennille on the subject of marriage will find a different view here: It’s not love that keeps us together but lust, lactose intolerance and a shared hatred for the neighbors. In he-said/she-said chapters, husband and wife writer-performers Gurwitch and Kahn have written a laugh-out-loud screed about marriage and its discontents. It’s the perfect chaser to Valentine’s Day.”

“Hilarious and brutally honest.” —Real Simple

“A hilarious memoir that’s taken the US by storm.” —Glamour (UK)

“So funny because it is so accurate. Kahn and Gurwitch illuminate the insanity of marriage.”Ben Stiller

“Damn, marriage isn’t supposed to be this much fun! If anyone is going to save marriage, it won’t be James Dobson—it’ll be Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn.”Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Bright-Sided

Redbook says “Tomato to be one of the three most talked about books this winter”

The Jewish Daily Forward says: Gurwitch and Kahn are the Inheritors of the marital jousting style of Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller

Library Journal Jan 21st 2010
As one would expect in a work co-written by two comedy writers, this hilarious relationship memoir told in alternating chapters by pragmatic, standoffish Gurwitch and her romantic, overeager suitor Kahn makes a mockery of traditional self-help relationship advice… true love really does trump all in this touching story, when what seems like a doomed relationship blossoms into a 13-year (and counting) marriage, withstanding even the stresses of raising a medically fragile child.

Galley Cat at Media Bistro says
It’s Like Love Letters with More Laffs! says:
“I took a date to see a show about marriage… I wanted to tear the microphone away from Jeff and shout, ‘Stop saying things out loud that are true!’ But then my date let out a huge belly laugh. I nodded in sympathy with Annabelle. Gotta start teaching them this stuff early… They (Annabelle and Jeff) been able to find humor in those relationship-testing moments that could have torn them apart. Proving that a strong couple, who are able to laugh at themselves, can make it through almost anything.”

The Jewish Daily Forward says: Gurwitch and Kahn are the Inheritors of the marital jousting style of Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller