Samantha Irby explodes onto the printed page with her debut collection of brand-new essays about trying to laugh her way through failed relationships, being black, taco feasts, bouts with Crohn's disease, and more. Every essay is crafted with the same scathing wit and poignant candor thousands of loyal readers have come to expect from visiting her notoriously hilarious blog, bitchesgottaeat.com.
|Publisher:||Curbside Splendor Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
In addition to her wildly hilarious blog, BITCHES GOTTA EAT, Samantha Irby co-hosts Guts & Glory, a reading series featuring essayists, and has performed all over Chicago. She opened for Baratunde Thurston during his "How to Be Black" tour. She has been profiled in the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, as well as in TimeOut Chicago, and her work has appeared on The Rumpus and Jezebel.
Table of Contents
At 30 9
Awkward First Date 15
I Really Don't Eat This Much Salad! 23
Forest Whitaker's Neck 29
Sorry I Shit on Your Dick 41
Black Beauty 45
My Mother, My Daughter 59
I Want to Write Your Mom's Match.com Profile 71
The Skillet 81
This is Why I'm Poor 93
Milk and Oreos 109
The Triplets 115
Massive Wet Asses 125
How to Get Your Disgusting Meat Carcass Ready for Some New, Hot Sex 135
Would Dying Alone Really be so Terrible? 149
The Terror of Love 153
The Tapeworm Diet 165
Skin Rashes and Arthritis 179
The Many Varieties of Hospital Broth 189
I Want to Put a Fat Bitch on Network Television 195
Elena Tyler. Aka: Why I Can't be Mad at Lena Dunham 209
Bitches are My Jam 213
A Bearded Gentleman 235
I Should Have a Car with Power Windows by Now 239
Le Foods 245
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read about half of this book sitting in the lobby of a garage waiting for them to replace my tires. They kept coming out and asking me if I had time for this or that extra service, and I said , "yes, I had aaallll the time in the world" to keep reading. From her litany of needs, to her catalog of flaws, and her opinions on everything else - she had me screaming laughter and wondering HOW SHE GOT IN MY HEAD. You can't read it without falling in love with her fabulous, messy person. Parts are heart breaking, but it's mostly hilarious. A must read for any woman!
Made me laugh out loud! Irby is a smart, talented, writer whose life experiences have given her a genuiness that few people have. After reading the book, she's somebody you wish you could be friends with. Loved the book!
I love this book. I couldn't put it down and now I'm coming back to my a few copies as gifts!
OMG. Samantha Irby's essays will leave you shocked, inspired, sad, and generally entertained.