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Bouncing Back from the Pink Slip Blues

Getting sacked, axed or downsized is an experience most of us share. It could be the worst thing that ever happened to you, or open the door to new opportunities. Guests and listeners share their tales of that job gone bad -- and how they bounced back.

Guests:

Annabelle Gurwitch, editor of Fired: Tales of the Canned, Canceled, Downsized and Dismissed; actress and writer; commentator for NPR's Day to Day"

Andy Borowitz, humorist, author and creator of the daily online column, "The Borowitz Report"; his story of losing his job as a TV scriptwriter is included in Fired: Tales of the Canned, Canceled, Downsized and Dismissed; commentator for NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday

Fisher Stevens, actor and producer best known for his portrayals of Chuck Fishman on Early Edition, Eugene "The Plague" Belford in Hackers, and Ben Jabituya in the Short Circuit movies; his television credits include Friends and Law & Order; his story "Friendless" is included in in Fired: Tales of the Canned, Canceled, Downsized and Dismissed

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