Meaty

Meaty Review

The debut essay collection by Chicago writer and performer, Samantha Irby, creator of bitchesgottaeat.com.

Samantha Irby explodes onto the page in her debut collection of brand-new essays about being a complete dummy trying to laugh her way through her ridiculous life of failed relationships, taco feasts, bouts with Crohn's Disease, and more, all told with the same scathing wit & poignant candor long-time readers have come to expect from her notoriously hilarious blog, www.bitchesgottaeat.com.

In addition to co-hosting The Sunday Night Sex Show, a sex-positive live lit show, and Guts & Glory, a reading series featuring essayists, Samantha 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 as well as in Time Out Chicago, and her work has appeared on The Rumpus and Jezebel. Samantha and partner Ian Belknap write a comedy advice blog at www.irbyandian.com.

Title:Meaty
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Richard Derus

    Rating: 3.5* of fiveIt's Women's History Month! Time to visit or revisit work by women who have inspired, uplifted, made a difference to you, to me, to us all!I reviewed this collection of essays for ...

  • Hannah

    I love Samantha Irby. I adored her second essay collection, I find her funny and relatable, and I enjoyed this collection (her first now republished with a beautiful cover) a whole lot as well. I have...

  • Rachel Elizabeth

    If there is a lifestyle porn subgenre for adult women who don't live in saucy Real Simple inspired dwellings but instead sit in their dumpy apartments eating cereal every meal, unshaven legs propped u...

  • Victor Giron

    I'm publishing this so yeah I love it!...

  • Arit

    If you read nothing else this year: read this book. You will feel immediately connected to Samantha Irby's writing, her personality, and her sharp, unapologetic way of telling her stories. I've been a...

  • Janet

    Samantha Irby is a bucket of ice water in the face, the hottest chili in the supposedly mild batch, the best pastrami sandwich in the world--the shock of the bold in other words. Not for the squeamish...

  • Heather

    Samantha Irby, can we PLEASE be best friends?! Oh, this book was SO SO SO funny. No other book has made me laugh this hard, out loud. Not ever. While most of the stories were irrelevant to my life, a ...

  • Amina |  PAPER/PLATES

    I want to be Samantha Irby’s BFF IRL. Readers of her hilarious blog, Bitches Gotta Eat, know what I’m talking about — her spare-nothing honesty, her self-deprecating sense of humor and her unfli...

  • Richard Thomas

    One of the funniest books I've read since David Sedaris. Smart, honest, touching, raw, sexy, dark, dysfunctional and as human as it gets. Brilliant....

  • Brian

    Maybe you don’t recall reading that classic Montaigne essay “Massive Wet Asses,” and perhaps you were “too cool” to read your grandmother’s Erma Bombeck collection with that one piece enti...