Meaty

Meaty

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Description

Samantha Irby explodes onto the printed page with her debut collection of brand-new essays about trying to laugh her way through failed relationships, being black, taco feasts, bouts with Crohn's disease, and more. Every essay is crafted with the same scathing wit and poignant candor thousands of loyal readers have come to expect from visiting her notoriously hilarious blog, bitchesgottaeat.com.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 253 pages
  • 124.46 x 200.66 x 12.7mm | 204.12g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0988480425
  • 9780988480421
  • 349,684

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A Barnes & Noble Holiday 2013 Discover Great New Writers Selection
An Emily Books Book Club Selection
A Publishers Weekly Fall 2013 Big Books by Small Presses
A COSMO Best 22 Books of the Year For Women, By Women
"Raunchy, funny and vivid...Those faint of heart beware...strap in and get ready for a roller-coaster ride to remember."
-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"Amazingly crass, defiant, witty, terrifying, and wondrous...[Irby] cuts the bawdy, wickedly funny pieces with some truly poignant palate cleansers...Irby's voice is raw, gripping, and ...Delicious."
-- "Booklist"
"Her candor in style and subject matter--mostly sex, dating, and the general lousiness of men--has earned Samantha Irby a cult following... Honesty mixed with self-deprecating humor is what propels reader."
-- "Time Out Chicago"
"Samantha Irby is as bad as she wants to be."
-- "Chicago Tribune"
"Whether she's writing about her latest inflammatory bowel disease attack or documenting a sexual escapade gone awry (sometimes simultaneously), you'll most likely be able to relate to Irby's tell-all book. Her raw honesty and scathing sense of humor will make you laugh out loud..."
-- "JET"
"There is no summing up Sam--no writerly preface, no small-talk tidbits, no rundown of vital stats that can suffice. She is irreducible, like a prime number, or a quark [...] Irby's writing has a powerfully intimacy, a direct connection between her and her readers. On the page, she's more an essayist than a storyteller per se, with the essayist's intellectual habits--exploring ideas, contradicting herself, poking thoughts to see if they burst, and then reveling in the mess."
-- " Chicago Reader"
"Irby has the rare ability to divulge her personal problems to an expansive, invisible Internet audience and still dazzle a crowded room of literati."
-- "Chicago Magazine"
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About Samantha Irby

In addition to her wildly hilarious blog, BITCHES GOTTA EAT, Samantha Irby co-hosts Guts & Glory, a reading series featuring essayists, and has performed all over Chicago. She opened for Baratunde Thurston during his "How to Be Black" tour. She has been profiled in the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, as well as in TimeOut Chicago, and her work has appeared on The Rumpus and Jezebel.
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4,881 ratings
3.99 out of 5 stars
5 33% (1,619)
4 41% (1,990)
3 20% (990)
2 4% (211)
1 1% (71)
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