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Meaty by Samantha Irby


Meaty by Samantha Irby
Apr 03, 2018 | 272 Pages
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    Apr 03, 2018 | 272 Pages

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    Sep 13, 2013 | 256 Pages

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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…”

“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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