We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

Author: Samantha Irby

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057134982X

Category: Humor

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.

Analysis of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

Author: Fastreads

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976368202


Page: 24

View: 1981

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."

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

View: 3997

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.

Wow, No Thank You.

Author: Samantha Irby

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0525563490

Category: Humor

Page: 338

View: 740

Winner of 2021 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Nonfiction • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Samantha Irby, beloved author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, a rip-roaring, edgy and unabashedly raunchy new collection of hilarious essays. “Stay-up-all-night, miss-your-subway-stop, spit-out-your-beverage funny.... irresistible as a snack tray, as intimately pleasurable as an Irish goodbye.” —Jia Tolentino Irby is forty, and increasingly uncomfortable in her own skin despite what Inspirational Instagram Infographics have promised her. She has left her job as a receptionist at a veterinary clinic, has published successful books and has been friendzoned by Hollywood, left Chicago, and moved into a house with a garden that requires repairs and know-how with her wife in a Blue town in the middle of a Red state where she now hosts book clubs and makes mason jar salads. This is the bourgeois life of a Hallmark Channel dream. She goes on bad dates with new friends, spends weeks in Los Angeles taking meetings with "tv executives slash amateur astrologers" while being a "cheese fry-eating slightly damp Midwest person," "with neck pain and no cartilage in [her] knees," who still hides past due bills under her pillow. The essays in this collection draw on the raw, hilarious particulars of Irby's new life. Wow, No Thank You. is Irby at her most unflinching, riotous, and relatable.

My Life as a Goddess

Author: Guy Branum

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 1501170236

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 4

View: 4931

“Smart, fast, clever, and funny (As f*ck!)” (Tiffany Haddish), this collection of side-splitting and illuminating essays by the popular stand-up comedian, alum of Chelsea Lately and The Mindy Project, and host of truTV’s Talk Show the Game Show is perfect for fans of the New York Times bestsellers Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling and We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby. From a young age, Guy Branum always felt as if he were on the outside looking in. From a stiflingly boring farm town, he couldn’t relate to his neighbors. While other boys played outside, he stayed indoors reading Greek mythology. And being gay and overweight, he got used to diminishing himself. But little by little, he started learning from all the sad, strange, lonely outcasts in history who had come before him, and he started to feel hope. In this “singular, genuinely ballsy, and essential” (Billy Eichner) collection of personal essays, Guy talks about finding a sense of belonging at Berkeley—and stirring up controversy in a newspaper column that led to a run‑in with the Secret Service. He recounts the pitfalls of being typecast as the “Sassy Gay Friend,” and how, after taking a wrong turn in life (i.e. law school), he found stand‑up comedy and artistic freedom. He analyzes society’s calculated deprivation of personhood from fat people, and how, though it’s taken him a while to accept who he is, he has learned that with a little patience and a lot of humor, self-acceptance is possible. “Keenly observant and intelligent, Branum’s book not only offers uproarious insights into walking paths less traveled, but also into what self-acceptance means in a world still woefully intolerant of difference” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). My Life as a Goddess is an unforgettable and deeply moving book by one of today’s most endearing and galvanizing voices in comedy.

Awards for Good Boys

Author: Shelby Lorman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525506128

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 2812

“Shelby and her art are extremely my shit. You need this book.” —Samantha Irby, New York Times bestselling author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life “The rare Instagram-turned-book that actually works.” —Jezebel A wickedly funny illustrated look at living and dating in a patriarchal culture that celebrates men for displaying the bare minimum of human decency Surely you’re familiar with good boys. They’re the ones who put “feminist” in their Tinder bio but talk over you the entire date. They ghost you, but they feel momentarily guilty. They once read a book by a woman author. (It was required, but they thought it was “okay.”) And of course, they bravely condemn sexual harassment (except when the perpetrator is their buddy Chad). This book explores why so-called and self-proclaimed good boys are actually not so great, breaking down our obsession with celebrating male mediocrity and rewarding those who clear the very low bar of not being outwardly awful. Through clever illustrations and written vignettes, Awards for Good Boys makes literal the tendency to applaud men for doing the absolute least and offers hilarious and cathartic cultural commentary through which we may begin to unravel our own assumptions about gender roles and how we treat each other, both on and offline.

Awards for Good Boys

Author: Shelby Lorman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473576784

Category: Humor

Page: 208

View: 9971

_____________________________ 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


Author: Samantha Irby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571349838


Page: 272

View: 9086

'This is an unforgettable book, the kind where the author unapologetically bares her heart and asks you to hold it tenderly, with care.' Roxane Gay Meditations on the terror of love; tips for getting your disgusting meat carcass ready for some new, hot sex; a frank self-evaluation upon the occasion of one's 30th birthday; and, finally, the answer to the question on everyone's minds: Would dying alone really be so terrible? Blogger and comedian Samantha Irby covers it all with wit and honesty - and serves it with a side of Instagram frittata.

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life Notebook

Author: Everyday Journal

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781791801816


Page: 122

View: 3980

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.

She Memes Well

Author: Quinta Brunson

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 1328638987

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 317

View: 4730

From comedian Quinta Brunson comes a deeply personal and funny collection of essays featuring anecdotes about trying to make it when you're broke, overcoming self-doubt and depression, and how she's used humor to navigate her career in unusual directions. Quinta Brunson is a master of viral Internet content: without any traditional background in media, her humorous videos were the first to break through on Instagram's platform, receiving millions of views. From there, Brunson's wryly observant POV attracted the attention of BuzzFeed's motion picture development department, leading her to produce viral videos there about topics like interracial dating, millennial malaise, and seeing your ex in public. Now, Brunson is bringing her comedic chops to the page in She Memes Well, an earnest, laugh-out-loud collection about her weird road to Internet notoriety. In her debut essay collection, Quinta applies her trademark humor and heart to discuss what it was like to go from student loan debt-broke to "halfway recognizable--'don't I know you somewhere?'" level-of-fame. With anecdotes that range from the funny and zany--like her experience trying to find her signature hairstyle--to more grounded material about living with depression, Brunson's voice is entirely authentic and eminently readable. Perfect for fans of Phoebe Robinson's You Can't Touch My Hair, Samantha Irby's We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, and Issa Rae's The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, She Memes Well will charm and entertain a growing, engaged audience.