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

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Reading bitches gotta eat blogger Samantha Irby’s new collection of essays was like having a conversation with my best friend while occasionally catching glimpses of myself in a mirror. No topic is off limits for Irby, who deftly switches between laugh-out-loud moments and raw, real life experiences of anxiety, depression, Crohn’s disease, work, and family. Each essay is enjoyable and provocative in its own right, but together they showcase Irby’s tenacity and growth through challenging circumstances and her fierce sense of owning all the messiness of her life, personality, and choices. -Alex

— From Summer Booknotes 2017


*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