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ABOUT WE ARE NEVER MEETING IN REAL LIFE
From the author of Meaty and creator of the blog Bitches Gotta Eat comes a smart, edgy, hilarious, and unabashedly raunchy collection of essays about navigating new relationships, growing older, and jobs that get in the way of one’s television habit.
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.
ABOUT SAMANTHA IRBY
In addition to running her popular blog, Bitches Gotta Eat, Samantha Irby is the author of the acclaimed essay collection Meaty.
ABOUT JENNY LAWSON
Jenny Lawson, the Bloggess, has over 460,000 Twitter followers, over 156,000 Facebook fans, her blog gets 1-2 million pageviews per month, and her social media presence continues to grow. Her first book, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, debuted at #1 on the NYT Bestseller and sold over 400,000 copies. Her second book, Furiously Happy, spent five months on the NYT bestseller list and so far has sold over 200,000 copies.
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