We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.: Essays (Paperback)

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Samantha Irby is a writer whose essays make you feel like you immediately want to be friends with her. She would probably prefer that you keep your distance. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life is an exuberant collection of eye-wateringly honest essays that will touch you deeply as well as cause you to roll on the floor with laughter. This is not the book for your Aunt Joan if she is put off by profanity or descriptive sexual detail. I found it hilarious as well as touching. Candid and well written excerpts from the life of an extremely interesting woman.


— Sharon K. Nagel


*A New York Times Bestseller*

Sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a dumpster fire.

With We Are Never Meeting in Real Life., "bitches gotta eat" blogger and comedian Samantha Irby turns the serio-comic essay into an art form. Whether 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.

About the Author

Samantha Irby writes a blog called "bitches gotta eat."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781101912195
ISBN-10: 1101912197
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: May 30th, 2017
Pages: 288
Language: English