Saturday, December 30th 2017

We Are Never Meeting In Real Life

We Are Never Meeting In Real LifeWe Are Never Meeting In Real Life by Samantha Irby
Published by Vintage on May 30th 2017
Pages: 288
Goodreads
four-stars

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.

I listened to this as an audiobook and I highly recommend that version to everyone as it is narrated by the author herself. I loved these essays. They were real, they were raw and they were hilarious. I can’t even remember how I came across this book. It may have been recommended to me as a fan of Jenny Lawson, and the recommendation was very much appreciated.

four-stars

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