NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This essay collection from the “bitches gotta eat” blogger, writer on Hulu’s Shrill, and “one of our country’s most fierce and foulmouthed authors” (Amber Tamblyn, Vulture) is sure to make you alternately cackle with glee and cry real tears.
Whether Samantha Irby is talking about how her difficult childhood has led to a problem in making “adult” budgets; explaining why she should be the new Bachelorette (she's "35-ish, but could easily pass for 60-something"); detailing a disastrous pilgrimage-slash-romantic-vacation to Nashville to scatter her estranged father's ashes; sharing awkward sexual encounters; or dispensing advice on how to navigate friendships with former drinking buddies who are now suburban moms (hang in there for the Costco loot!); she’s as deft at poking fun at the ghosts of her past self as she is at capturing powerful emotional truths.
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Blogger Samantha Irby can wring side-splitting hilarity from nearly any situation: anxiety attacks while waiting for a sandwich, gritting her teeth through casual racism, skewering The Bachelorette for its "boring as a glass of tap water" contestants while applying to be the dating show's titular heroine. In this raunchy, sharp, and provocative collection of short essays, Irby showcases her disarming combination of savage wit and fierce sensitivity. Whether she’s remembering her late parents or expressing her entirely unexpected love for Zumba, Irby has a voice that’s powerfully and unmistakably her own. We loved every brutally honest, uproariously funny page of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.