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Publisher's Summary

Smart, edgy, hilarious, and unabashedly raunchy New York Times best-selling author Samantha Irby explodes in her uproarious first collection of essays.

Irby laughs her way through tragicomic mishaps, neuroses, and taboos as she struggles through adulthood: chin hairs, depression, bad sex, failed relationships, masturbation, taco feasts, inflammatory bowel disease, and more. Updated with her favorite Instagramable, couch-friendly recipes, this much-beloved romp is treat for anyone in dire need of Irby's infamous, scathing wit, and poignant candor.

©2018 Samantha Irby (P)2018 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"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...[d]elicious." (Booklist)

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Hilariously honest

If you could sum up Meaty in three words, what would they be?

Hilarious, vulnerable, refelctive

What did you like best about this story?

Samantha Irby is brazenly unafraid to "go there". She shares harrowing moments of her life with a critical rawness but somehow still manages to make everything laugh-out-loud funny.

What about Samantha Irby’s performance did you like?

This is my second Samantha Irby audio and no one other then Sam should ever be allowed to perform her books.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I definitely made a few wrong turns while listening to this audiobook in my car because I was too distracted from laughing.

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Samantha Irby is a gift

Anything she writes is gold, but her narration takes it to another level. You'll listen to this book (and anything else she decides to recite) no less than five times.

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Get it!

Hilarious! This book will make you feel like your life is ok! You won’t regret this download :)

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I love you, Sam Irby

Just here to say she rules. And makes me laugh harder than any writer out there right now.
Keep it coming!

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Samantha Irby for the WIN!

If you could sum up Meaty in three words, what would they be?

Entertaining. Important. Relevant.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the brutal honesty and lack of filter.

Which scene was your favorite?

It's hard to pick a favorite essay or part (there are 3). I'd say that the first essay "At Thirty" does a good job of setting the tone.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

LAUGHTER. LAUGHTER. And some astonishment.

Any additional comments?

Everything Samantha Irby related should be listened to, she is a fantastic reader.

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My favorite memoir of the year

I have a thing for memoirs, especially ones by comedians or bloggers. This is one of my all time favorites. I have read Samantha’s work since her early blog days and this collection of essays exemplifies her talent. I cried with laughter and then cried actual tears in the same chapter. Sam holds nothing back and hearing her narration is the best way to experience her work.

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Love Hate!!

I like Samantha's book much better this time even the audio version. Cant wait for what's next.

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Overall great if not a little gross at times.

I really enjoy this woman's voice. I do wish that it weren't so heavy on the poo sometimes, but I guess its part of her story.

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Fun and funny!

I bought this based on a published excerpt and expected to hear interesting perspectives. It isn't quite controversial, but definitely not mainstream. This was fun to listen to in my leisure time, and my partner enjoyed the parts she heard as well. It sparked great conversations and got me thinking on a number of subjects. It is very easy to listen to, and it helps that the author reads it herself, so every bit of her attitude comes through.

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Incredible!

What a brutally honest and entertaining read! Narration by the author makes it perfection! I’m going to listen to it again.