We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.

by Samantha Irby


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101912195
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/30/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 61,568
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Samantha Irby writes a blog called "bitches gotta eat."

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We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny, irreverent, touching. So good.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Me , myself and I needed this reminder that it's OK to just be us. Honesty with yourself can be the key to your survival in many cases
Myndia More than 1 year ago
Non-fiction isn’t really my thing. Biographies/memoirs? Not so much. But essays? I’ll take those in spades. Especially if they come from a genuine place, are sometimes funny, and mostly relatable. Enter We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby. Now, I’ll be honest. I had no idea who Samantha Irby was or that she had a popular “laugh about my crazy life” kind of blog. All I knew was that it sounded funny, and it was in essay format which meant it could be read in small bites instead of having to plow through big chunks in a small span of time in order to keep up with the overall story. I’ve been in a bit of slump, so small bites were just what I had in mind. And some laughs. I definitely was due for some of those. So, I jumped in expecting to take my time reading it, but to have tears streaming down my face while clenching my aching gut à la Jenny Lawson’s Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. Truthfully, it wasn’t all that funny. One time I laughed out loud. Once. But, I finished it in 5 days instead of the many weeks I had planned (read one essay every night was the plan). And I really, really enjoyed reading it. Irby has such an authentic voice and though she is often a great deal more self-deprecating than I’m comfortable with, she speaks about her mess of a life with a great sense of humor and complete absence of shame. She is very much “This is me. I’m flawed. I’m messy and lazy and have lifelong physical ailments and I don’t really want to grow up. And I’m ok with that. If you aren’t, there’s the door.” We need more of that in the world. In a nutshell: amusing but not really funny, refreshingly authentic, and hard to put down. Note: I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley. I pride myself on writing fair and honest reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago