We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

Author: Samantha Irby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571349814

Category: African American women authors

Page: 288

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'I cannot remember the last time I was so moved by a book. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life is as close to perfect as an essay collection can get.' - Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Difficult Women and Bad Feminist In this painfully funny collection, Samantha Irby captures powerful emotional truths while chronicling the rubbish bin she calls her life. From an ill-fated pilgrimage to Nashville to scatter her estranged father's ashes to awkward sexual encounters to the world's first completely honest job application, and more, sometimes you just have to laugh, even when your life is permanently pear-shaped.

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

Author: Samantha Irby

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057134982X

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 3740


'I cannot remember the last time I was so moved by a book. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life is as close to perfect as an essay collection can get.' - Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Difficult Women and Bad Feminist In this painfully funny collection, Samantha Irby captures powerful emotional truths while chronicling the rubbish bin she calls her life. From an ill-fated pilgrimage to Nashville to scatter her estranged father's ashes to awkward sexual encounters to the world's first completely honest job application, and more, sometimes you just have to laugh, even when your life is permanently pear-shaped.

Summary of Samantha Irby's We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669397327

Category: Humor

Page: 44

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I am about to crush a beer can on my forehead. I am Samantha McKiver Irby, age 35ish, but I could pass for forty-seven to fifty-two. I am nominally female. #2 I am a client services director at an animal hospital. I am extremely lazy, but I am good at playing the race card and eating other people’s lunches in the break room. I was born in Evanston, Illinois, a suburb along the lake north of Chicago. #3 I was a teenage girl who needed lipstick, and I couldn’t wait two years for regular babysitting jobs to start paying enough for me to buy it. So I went to the Osco in downtown Evanston and slipped tubes of Revlon’s Toast of New York and Iced Coffee into my coat pocket. I was met at the door by a manager, who was black. I was arrested. #4 I am too lazy to get married, and I don’t have the money to go through multiple background checks. I am looking for someone who doesn’t irritate me, and who is also minimally annoyed by my irritating habits.

Analysis of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

Author: Fastreads

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976368202

Category:

Page: 24

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Blogger Samantha Irby bares her most intimate secrets while viewing the darkest parts of life with an astute sense of humor in her book, "We Are Never Meeting in Real Life." This FastReads Analysis offers supplementary material to Irby's original book to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and futher understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to supplement your understanding, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, FastReads Analysis is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 20 minutes. What does this FastReads Analysis Include? A short synopsis of the original book Editorial Review of the writing style and themes Key takeaways of the author's main points A brief summary of the book's content A short bio of the the author Original Book Summary Overview Blogger Samantha Irby has been through a lot. Her father hit her for washing dishes incorrectly, her mother was in a nursing home by the time she was fifteen, and both of them were dead by the time she reached adulthood. She has been diagnosed with Crohn's disease, infertility, arthritis, depression, and anxiety. She also has the social disadvantages of being fat, black, and attracted to other women. But her series of essays-including ones about failed relationships, a demonic cat, mishaps at the animal shelter where she worked for fourteen years, a diarrhea incident on the side of a highway, her obsessions with The Bachelorette and remaining indoors at all costs, and the misadventure that was dumping her dad's ashes in a Tennessee river-are full of irreverent jokes, swearing, and general hilarity. PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. It is meant as a supplement to, not a replacement for "We Are Never Meeting in Real Life."

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life Notebook

Author: Everyday Journal

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781791801816

Category:

Page: 122

View: 4707


Funny Gag Gift Idea for Your Friends, Coworkers and BossAre you looking for a funny gift for a coworker or friend? This is a blank, lined journal with black cover that makes a perfect gag gift for friends, coworker and family, male or female. Other features of this notebook include: 120 pages 6x9 inches, Excellent and thick binding Durable white paper Sleek, matte-finished cover for a professional look. This blank lined notebook is a convenient and perfect size to carry anywhere for writing and note taking. If you would like an unlined journal, please take a look at our other products for great gift ideas.

Who Put This Song On?

Author: Morgan Parker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472154193

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4666


'A brilliant debut of black girlhood and mental health; at turns unflinchingly irreverent, laugh out loud funny and heartbreakingly honest' Elizabeth Acevedo, bestselling author of The Poet X 'Morgan Parker put this song on - and I hope it never turns off' Nic Stone, bestselling author of Dear Martin 'It's perfect' Samantha Irby, bestselling author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life 'I love this book' Julie Buntin, author of Marlena Trapped in sunny, stifling, small-town suburbia, seventeen-year-old Morgan knows why she's in therapy. She can't count the number of times she's been the only non-white person at the sleepover, been teased for her "weird" outfits, and been told she's not "really" black. Also, she's spent most of her summer crying in bed. So there's that, too. Lately, it feels like the whole world is listening to the same terrible track on repeat - and it's telling them how to feel, who to vote for, what to believe. Morgan wonders, when can she turn this song off and begin living for herself? Life may be a never-ending hamster wheel of agony, but Morgan finds her crew of fellow outcasts, blasts music like there's no tomorrow, discovers what being black means to her, and finally puts her mental health first. She decides that, no matter what, she will always be intense, ridiculous, passionate, and sometimes hilarious. After all, darkness doesn't have to be a bad thing. Darkness is just real. Loosely based on her own teenage life and diaries, Morgan Parker's WHO PUT THIS SONG ON? is an outstanding debut, full of courage, generosity and reasons to live.

Awards for Good Boys

Author: Shelby Lorman

Publisher: Hutchinson

ISBN: 9781786332264

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: 208

View: 7618


**THE GOODEST GIFT THIS CHRISTMAS** ______________________________ We all know a good boy. He's a 'Feminist'... in his Tinder bio. He ghosts you, but then feels bad. (For a moment.) He's not mansplaining, just aggressively clarifying. And he's open to being wrong. Theoretically. Ready to call time on rewarding those who clear the low bar of not being outwardly awful? Awards for Good Boys explores why so-called and self-proclaimed good boys are actually not that great, and makes literal our tendency to applaud men for doing the absolute least. It will make you cry-laugh, feel validated, and help you unravel your own assumptions about what makes us good. ______________________________ 'Shelby and her art are extremely my shit. You need this book.' Samantha Irby, author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life 'A short book of one woman's opinions. It's funny, but I prefer when men are funny or else my ego feels bruised.' Ben from Twitter

Jewish Affairs

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Jews

Page: N.A

View: 6168


The Witches Are Coming

Author: Lindy West

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780369329226

Category:

Page: 300

View: 1232


In this time of great frustration, this collection is a clearing in the woods to meet, to reflect, to dance, and to cackle around the fire.'Abbi Jacobson, creator of Broad City and New York Times bestselling author of I Might Regret ThisFrom the moment powerful men started falling to the #MeToo movement, the lamentations began: this is feminism gone too far, this is injustice, this is a witch hunt. In The Witches Are Coming, firebrand author of the New York Times bestselling memoir and now critically acclaimed Hulu TV series Shrill, Lindy West, turns that refrain on its head. You think this is a witch hunt? Fine. You've got one. In a laugh-out-loud, incisive cultural critique, West unpacks the complicated, and sometimes tragic, politics of not being a white man in the twenty-first century. She tracks the misogyny and propaganda hidden (or not so hidden) in the media that she and her peers devoured growing up, a buffet of distortions, delusions, prejudice and outright bullsh·t that has allowed white male mediocrity to maintain a death grip on our culture and our politics - and that delivered us to this precarious, disorienting moment in history. We cannot understand how we got here - how the land of the free became Trump's America - without examining the chasm between who we are and who we think we are, without fact-checking the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves and about each other. The truth can transform us; there is witchcraft in it. Lindy West turns on the light. 'Lindy continues to be one of the funniest, smartest writers around.'Jessica Valenti, New York Times bestselling author of Full Frontal Feminism and Sex Object'GET ME A BROOM.'Samantha Irby, New York Times bestselling author of We're Never Meeting in Real Life

The Best Kind of People

Author: Zoe Whittall

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0399182225

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 8260


A local schoolteacher is arrested, leaving his family to wrestle with the possibility of his guilt, in this exquisite novel about loyalty, truth, and happiness. The Woodburys cherish life in the affluent, bucolic suburb of Avalon Hills, Connecticut. George is a beloved science teacher at the local prep school, a hero who once thwarted a gunman, and his wife, Joan, is a hardworking ER nurse. They have brought up their children in this thriving town of wooded yards and sprawling lakes. Then one night a police car pulls up to the Woodbury home and George is charged with sexual misconduct with students from his daughter’s school. As he sits in prison awaiting trial and claiming innocence, Joan vaults between denial and rage as friends and neighbors turn cold. Their daughter, seventeen-year-old Sadie, is a popular high school senior who becomes a social outcast—and finds refuge in an unexpected place. Her brother, Andrew, a lawyer in New York, returns home to support the family, only to confront unhappy memories from his past. A writer tries to exploit their story, while an unlikely men’s rights activist group attempts to recruit Sadie for their cause. Provocative and unforgettable, The Best Kind of People reveals the cracks along the seams of even the most perfect lives and the unraveling of an American family. GILLER PRIZE FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK POST “A compelling exploration of the ways a crime implicates all of us.”—Kaitlyn Greenidge, author of We Love You, Charlie Freeman “I am obsessed with this book.”—Samantha Irby, author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life “In our post–Harvey Weinstein world [this book] feels more timely and urgent than ever. . . . It draws an elegant line between rape culture, patriarchy, and privilege.”—Claire Cameron, The Millions “Every character is fully rounded, flawed, and achingly human. It puts me in mind of a twenty-first-century Ordinary People.”—Kate Harding, author of Asking for It “Sure to provoke debate and send book discussion groups into overtime.”—Library Journal (starred review) “A powerful page-turner.”—Cosmopolitan