We Are Never Meeting In Real Life by Samantha Irby

We Are Never Meeting In Real Life

Samantha Irby

nonfiction Essays Memoir
emotional funny medium-paced

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.

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funny 92%
emotional 65%
reflective 42%
lighthearted 30%
sad 23%
inspiring 19%
dark 15%
hopeful 11%
challenging 7%


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fast 28%
slow 8%

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