Friday, April 21, 2017

We Are Never Meeting In Real Life; Samantha Irby

"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"

Title: We Are Never Meeting in Real Life
Author: Samantha Irby
Genre: Nonfiction, Essays
Published: May 30th 2017


Hello Fellow Readers,

I am surprised at how much I really like this book, considering how much I don't actually essay collections. Irby is incredibly funny and witty in her descriptions, I really love that she can find humor in everything even in the most depressing of situations. Despite these comedic writings she still does not discount the severity of these events in her life, still giving levity to each situation. Since I am close to Irby's age I knew all of her pop culture references and was incredibly happy when she talked about older songs I knew as well as technology, most books I've read lately have references to modern pop culture so it was refreshing.

Irby's observations were candid and honest venturing into topics such as sex, dieting, and flatulence. Honesty is so refreshing, with all the YA I've been sick of and science books reading was so much fun. Considering that Irby is a blogger I think I'll check out her blog 'Bitches Gotta Eat" and I hope it is just as funny and honest as this book was. 

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