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"The widely beloved, uproarious, first essay collection and the basis for the upcoming FX Studios series from smart, edgy, hilarious, and unabashedly raunchy Samantha Irby. Samantha Irby exploded onto the printed page with this debut collection of essays about trying to laugh her way through failed relationships, 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,"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780525436164
Characteristics: xvi, 252 pages ; 20 cm


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Jul 01, 2019

Samantha Irby is an extremely talented writer, who is raw, full of wit, with a keen eye for worldly observations. She keeps it real and walks in her truth, but almost becomes a single note with her constant sexual references. She’s at her best when sharing about her family, childhood, and just daily interactions with others. I could relate to her in so many ways and could feel her pain as she described her parents. However, her writing and voice become diminished with the sexual references. Maybe it’s a generational thing and I’m just not relating or perhaps she’s just a tad too vulgar, which is sad, because it overshadows this incredible talent.

Jun 26, 2017

This is like a cross between poetry and blog postings, and although the writing is fun and entertaining and sometimes just plain crazy (to an older white lady), it wasn't as fun as reading her actual blog. Too bad as I love her voice, enjoy her whenever she's on a podcast, and like reading this style of book. It just seemed sort of lonely and self-deprecating. And that's the opposite of what I like about her otherwise.


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