We are Never Meeting in Real Life. by Samantha Irby

We are Never Meeting in Real Life.

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-...

Details We are Never Meeting in Real Life.

TitleWe are Never Meeting in Real Life.
Release DateMay 30th, 2017
Number of pages288 pages
GenreWriting, Essays, Nonfiction, Humor, Autobiography, Memoir, Funny, Biography Memoir, Comedy, Biography, Short Stories

Reviews We are Never Meeting in Real Life.

  • Roxane
    Reading Samantha Irby’s We Are Never Meeting In Real Life cracked my heart all the way open. The essays in this outstanding collection are full of her signature humor, wit, and charming self-deprecation but there is so much more to her writing. For every laugh, there is a bittersweet moment that could make you cry. From black women and mental health to the legacies created by poverty to dating while living in an all too human body, Irby lays ba...
  • Theresa Alan
    I smiled and chuckled my way through this collection of essays. I love humorous essays, but this is the first time I’ve read a collection by a black author. There were differences, but I identified with a lot of what she talked about. We’re both from the north shore suburbs of Chicago, I’ve also battled the depression she describes, and while my health issues are different than hers, I understand.Parts of this collection are very funny; oth...
  • Rachel León
    I *love* Samantha Irby, like seriously love her. Irby writes with so much honesty and bravery it kills me. Her books have destroyed me. They make me laugh AND cry. Actually as much as I loved Meaty, I think this one is even better. It's just as personal, funny, and poignant, but it's almost like Meaty on steroids. I laughed out loud several times, which is not something I typically do when I read something funny. I'm usually amused, not roaring w...
  • Theresa
    Irby's chapter endings are an excellent study in dropping the mic.
  • Lauren
    Heartbreaking and heartwarming, dark and lovely. I know we are never meeting in real life, but I fucking love this book, Samantha Irby.
  • Tory
    So I don't know if Irby and I just have totally different senses of humor, or if it's just that she thinks she's about 500x funnier than she actually is. At least in MY reading of her book of collected essays, she came across less as self-deprecating and way more as an anxious, washed-up character stepped in bathos, who simply makes me relish my inconsequential, NORMAL life. I'm not wondering what people think of me when I take a bathroom key, so...
  • Meghan
    I suggest Samantha Irby for fans of Lindy West, Luvvie Ayaji, Roxane Gay, and those who like their humor a little more real and less mannered than, say, the typical NPR or New Yorker fare. These essays are so funny and sometimes gross. They also provided me with validation I didn't know I needed for working the same job for a long, long time, and also for never wanting people to come over to my house.
  • Ang
    Anything that makes me laugh out loud more than once is a five-star read. Full disclosure: I did not enjoy Meaty: Essays that much, so I was apprehensive about this book. But oh god, I needn't have worried. Irby's grown as a writer, and she's SO. DAMN. FUNNY. (Honestly, I get the giggles every time I think about the part of the book where she talks about Nutrisystem. That's a good read right there.)I know that Irby's style won't be for everyone--...
  • Emily
    I have never laughed as hard at any book as I laughed at "We are never meeting in real life." It had me cackling. Definitely recommend it
  • Mallory Conder
    I love my birthday, and I typically hate finding out that I share it with someone. But after reading Samantha Irby's essays and learning that we in fact came into this world on the same day; I have already started planning our joint celebration. These essays are hilarious, heartbreaking, and will easily make you wish you could coax Sam out of her TV induced coma to spend any amount of time with you. Seriously read this book. P.S. Sam, how do you ...
  • Aisling
    I howled laughing at this. I wasn't familiar with Irby's blog (but now I am!) and it's been a total joy to read this book. Irby is blunt, unashamed, anxious and downright vulgar- that lack of apology is rare for most women but Irby absolutely owns it and we need more women like this. Bodily fluids, toilet actions, sexual laziness, poor dietary habits- all of it comes up in this book and every single word is hilarious.My favourite essay here was o...
  • Brittany Evans
    SO GOOD.