Thank you @vintageanchorbooks for my gifted copies of “We Are Never Meeting In Real Life” & “Meaty” by Samantha Irby! I preordered “Wow, No Thank You“, too!
🐰A new rip-roaring essay collection from the smart, edgy, hilarious, unabashedly raunchy, & bestselling Samantha Irby about aging, marriage, settling down with step-children in white, small-town America, health food & skincare obsessions, money trouble, the real story of glamorous Hollywood life & more.
🦔Beloved writer Samantha Irby returns to the printed page for her much-anticipated, sidesplitting third book following “Meaty” and NYT bestselling “We Are Never Meeting in Real Life“.
🐱Irby is turning forty, & increasingly uncomfortable in her own skin. She has left her job as a receptionist at a veterinary clinic, has published successful books & is courted by Hollywood, left Chicago, & moved into a house with a garden that requires repairs & know-how with her wife & two step-children in a small white, Republican town in Michigan where she now hosts book clubs. This is the bourgeois life of dreams.
🐰She goes on bad dates with new friends, spends weeks in L.A. taking meetings with “skinny, luminous peoples” while being a “cheese fry-eating slightly damp Midwest person,” “with neck pain & no cartilage in [her] knees,” & hides Entenmann’s cookies under her bed & unopened 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, & relatable.
🐱I had never heard of Irby before until my daughter introduced me to her books & I am so glad! Irby is relatable, freaking hilarious, raw, & I felt like I was reading her diary because some of her essays were so personal & unfiltered. I could totally relate to several of her observations & middle-age conundrums. I literally laughed out loud many times!
📚If you need a good laugh (don’t we all right now?), all 3 of Irby’s books are now available. Please contact your local indie bookstores for availability or ordering. Click on the highlighted book titles above to be taken to BookStoreLink.com which helps you look for the titles you want at independent bookstores whether they are local or in another town (many will ship books to you.) They need us right now as much as the authors do! ❤️
Don’t forget, tonight is the last night to enter my current giveaway on Instagram! Two winners! Click HERE to go to that post. And as always stay home, stay safe, stay sane…now go wash your hands!
2 thoughts on “Book Review: “Wow, No Thank You”, “We are Never Meeting in Real Life” and “Meaty” by Samantha Irby (and Giveaway Reminder!)”
I love the covers are these books. I think a good laugh is what I need right now.
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Sam Irby can make you laugh outloud, but she can also reasonate with you and pull your on heartstrings. 😊