We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.: Essays
ISBN: 1101912197
EAN13: 9781101912195
Language: English
Release Date: May 30, 2017
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 0.81" H x 8" L x 5.19" W
Weight: 0.69 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

A 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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5
   Self-deprecating humor at its best
A lot of reviewers comment on Irby's dark language and vulgar humor. This is probably not the author for you if you are easily offended. But if you are looking for a fun read that pokes fun about dating and explores the angst of the working poor, this might be your cup of tea. Second, there are hidden treasures where she empowers women - she reminds us of all the idiot frogs we kissed, she tells us to listen to our gut feelings and remember that we deserve respect even with our flaws. Third, I love that she is honest with herself, yes she likes junk food and is not into working out, so what, deal with it - we are all different and lets cherish these differences.
 
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   This book represents low expectations
Why would anyone praise this book with a college education? The experiences she experiences are interesting, but using bad language consistently does not show intelligence or perception. And it takes away from the humor of the essays only. What it does show is that this author has not left the gutter and shows that the publisher has very low expectations for black females. This is gutter talk and not worth the paper printed on it.
 
5
   Forcing this on everyone I love or know
So many things I say yes, yes. I love it and am ready to read her next book. Take some money more. You have earned it.
 
5
   One of the funniest books I’ve read
Laugh it out loud funny, but also relatable. You can empathize even when she is funny with the author's experienced pain and vulnerability. I loved this book ''.
 
5
   Self-degrading and wonderful
These essays were full of self-deprecating, fleshy, real, sometimes painful humor, and I couldn t have been more pleased. Samantha's voice reminds me of my own and as an aspiring writer I can only hope to be as expressive and honest as she is.
 
5
   Unflinchingly honest, equal parts heart and gut-wrenching, and breathtakingly funny
I am late to the cathartic writing of Samantha Irby. While I 'd rather have her in my life now than ever at all, I desperately wish I had found her years ago. Unflinchingly honest, equal parts of the heart and gut-wrenching and - perhaps even in moments of profound sadness - breathtakingly funny. It was all I could not not jump right into my first book, Meaty, because despite appearances, I swear that I am trying to make some progress in my stacks. In the meantime, Irby’s blog is still hopping, bitches gotta eat and meaty looks at me as it sits patiently in my Amazon shopping cart. EDIT : I am such a fibber. Since submitting this review, I have actually gone ahead and ordered a copy of Meaty. I regret nothing ''. However, nothing to do with the wonderful Samantha Irby.
 
5
   So many laugh-out-loud moments in this book, I lost ...
I lost so many funny moments in this book, I laughed out-loud. But it is Irby's emotional intelligence and honestly kept me engaged throughout the entire process. Huge fan here is Fanatic.
 
4
   Buy this book, read it, and pass it on!
We've been sharing this funny and touching book of essays around the family. Irby has survived through some objectively literary experiences and she has turned them into terrible gold. Read this book just to discover the feelings and actions she admits to, that you may have done yourself, but can 't believe that she is actually writing about! Irby writes freely about her issues and problems, as if she doesn 't fear the judgement and works. By the end of the book, you feel like you know her, she's your friend, and you'd stick up for her against her enemies.
 
5
   Um, did we just become best friends, Samantha Irby?
This book was so perfectly written, hilarious, snarky, and brilliant! I am pretty sure that I have cackled full-on for a majority of this book.
 
5
   Precise, hilarious, and deeply thoughtful
Irby is funny, yes, but it is her unique ability to describe a particular feeling, anxiety or experience with a startling precision that has always drawn me to her writing. I have never worked the front desk at a veterinarian's office, but her writing makes me feel as if I know exactly how it feels. I took the book on a rare vacation, which was a delight, but I almost wished I had saved it for when I needed to escape from real life without forgetting how devastating and meaningful real life can be.
 
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