We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.

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.

My Bachelorette application --
A blues for Fred --
The miracle porker --
Do you guys pay your fucking bills or what? --
You don't have to be grateful for sex --
A Christmas carol --
Happy birthday --
A case for remaining indoors --
A total attack of the heart --
A civil union --
Mavis --
Fuck it, bitch. Stay fat --
Nashville hot chicken --
I'm in love and it's boring --
A bomb, probably --
The real housewife of Kalamazoo --
Thirteen questions to ask before getting married --
Yo, I need a job --
Feelings are a mistake --
We are never meeting in real life

Title:We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781101912195
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    We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. Reviews

  • Roxane

    Reading Samantha Irby’s We Are Never Meeting In Real Life cracked my heart all the way open. The essays in this outstanding collection are full of her signature humor, wit, and charming self-depreca...

  • Kat

    this wasn’t life changing or anything, but super vulgar & bitterly funny. each essay read like a blogpost too which was fun and fast. samantha irby could tear me apart with the written word and i’...

  • karen

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best humor book! what will happen?i read this book because it was free, blurbed by jenny lawson, and it had a cat on the cover, thus combining three of m...

  • Andy Marr

    This book broke my heart into a thousand fucking pieces, but I'm not sorry I read it. That's a pretty huge compliment, when you think about it......

  • Debbie

    4.7 stars, all a-laugh while rounding upWow! If I weren’t reviewing this sort of officially, I would be shouting out happy expletives! But I feel like I must not go all R-rated.Speaking of cuss word...

  • Hannah

    Wonderful, honest, hilarious, brilliant, raw, and did I mention hilarious?I am a big fan of memoirs, especially those written by women funnier than me, and this is one of the best I have read so far. ...

  • jv poore

    After reading this, I would very much like to meet Ms. Irby in real life....

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/Let’s just get things out of the way and address the pink elephant in the room. The title of this one alone almost gave me an out of body...

  • Carol (Bookaria)

    A humorous and poignant collection of essays.Samantha Irby writes about events in her life from an honest and sharp angle. You will be introduced to her "judgmental" cat, former bad dates, sex toys ho...

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)

    I loved these essays. They were reminiscent to me of a combination of Roxane Gay and Jenny Lawson, in their ability to confront tough issues and situations head-on (in this case - poverty, disability,...