What Our Bookseller Says:
“I’m obsessed with this essay collection. Irby has to be one of the most hilarious storytellers I’ve read. Her perspective is refreshing and honest, but it’s particularly her descriptions of the most mundane activities that elicit – literally – uproarious laughter in myself and everyone I recommend her to. All of her collections are excellent, but in this one she taps into deeper vulnerabilities that I think many will relate to. Sam Irby’s writing makes me love myself more.”
What the Publisher Says:
Sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a dumpster fire. With We Are Never Meeting in Real Life., blogger and comedian Samantha Irby turns the serio-comic essay into an artform. 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 trip-slash-romantic-vacation to Nashville to scatter her estranged father’s ashes, sharing an awkward sexual encounter, or dispensing advice on how to navigate friendships with former drinking buddies who are now new 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.