Published by Vintage on May 30th 2017
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.