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We Are Never Meeting in Real Life Audiobook

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life: Essays

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Publisher's Summary

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-slash-romantic-vacation to Nashville to scatter her estranged father's ashes, sharing awkward sexual encounters, or dispensing advice on how to navigate friendships with former drinking buddies who are now 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.

©2017 Samantha Irby (P)2017 Random House Audio

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    Salimah J. Perkins Derwood, Maryland United States 07-06-17
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    "The perfect balance of humour and pathos"

    I never wanted this book to end. There were several legitimate spit takes as I listened (coffee is my constant listening companion) and so many places where I absolutely connected with the anecdotes and found myself thinking "me too!" Thank God this woman and her perfect deadpan delivery exist and that she wrote this wonderful book. I will read or listen to anything she writes.

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    Maggie Owsley brooklyn, ny 07-11-17
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    Literally so so funny, true and hilarious. Deeply touching and personal. Also just laughing out load through the whole thing. Thank you for this book.

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    I laughed, I cried, I love Helen Keller. Seriously. I wish there were more authors like Irby.

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    i loved every essay, its every delivery, and every accidentally poignant story that spoke to me!!

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    I laughed out loud multiple times throughout the book! highly recommend for those that don't get easily offended! she's real, she's honest and she's hilarious!

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    I love your words Samantha Irby. Thank you for spelling out your mother fucking truth. You give me courage and make me laugh. I'm so grateful for you. I'm sorry for all you've been through. I'm impressed with all you've become.

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    I love that the author narrated the book, it helped to paint the well written words into a beautiful picture.

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    Super fucking hilarious and relatable! Loved every moment of it, definitely recommend and would read again

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    The author is incredibly funny and a master at deadpan comedy delivery. I loved this!

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