Posts Tagged: Samantha Irby

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Melissa Broder

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Melissa Broder discusses her debut novel, The Pisces (Hogarth, May 2018), the importance of love between women, and mermaid sex.

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What to Read When You Want to Read Funny Women

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Sometimes the truth hurts. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have to hear it, and all the better if we can couch those painful truths amid laughter.

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Notable Los Angeles: 4/16–4/22

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Literary events and readings in and around L.A. this week!

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Notable Portland: 4/12–4/18

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Literary events and readings in and around Portland this week!

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Notable San Francisco: 4/11–4/17

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Literary events and readings in and around the Bay Area this week!

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Notable NYC: 3/31–4/6

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!

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The Rumpus Guide to AWP 2018

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A selection of AWP 2018 panels, readings, and events that we are especially excited for!

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What to Read When: A Holiday Book-Gifting Guide

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Rumpus editors share their favorite books to gift to friends and family, from recent 2017 releases to longtime literary loves.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Lola StVil

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Lola StVil discusses her latest novel, Girls Like Me, how her characters demand to be written, what her family thinks of her writing career, and why representation is essential.

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What to Read When You Are a Nasty Woman

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A list from Kate Harding and Samhita Mukhopadhyay to celebrate the release of Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America.

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What to Read When You’ve Made It More Than Halfway through 2017

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A list of Rumpus editors’ favorite reads from 2017 thus far—books that have kept us sane, challenged us to work harder and think bigger, and kept us dreaming and hopeful.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Samantha Irby

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Samantha Irby discusses her new collection, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, her reluctance to call herself a writer, and writing for the “cream jeans” crowd.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Samantha Irby

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Samantha Irby discusses her new essay collection, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, all that comes along with writing about your life, and reading great horror books.

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Notable NYC: 5/27–6/2

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Saturday 5/27: Hossannah Asuncion and Che Gossett join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Tuesday 5/30: Samantha Irby presents her new essay collection We Are Never Meeting in Real Life (our May Book Club selection). Housing Works, 7 p.m., $20.

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What We’re Reading in May!

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We’re thrilled to share that our May Book Club pick is We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby! Samantha is the author of Meaty: Essays and creator of the blog “bitches gotta eat.” The essays in We Are Never Meeting in Real Life span topics as varied as living on a budget, explaining why Irby should be the next Bachelorette, a disastrous pilgrimage-slash-romantic-vacation to Nashville to […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Ben Tanzer

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Ben Tanzer discusses his new essay collection Be Cool, why running is so important to him, and not being precious about his work.

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Meaty on TV

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Cable television channel FX has purchased Meaty, a comedy series based on Samantha Irby’s memoir of the same title. Developed by Irby, Jessi Klein (head writer for Inside Amy Schumer, author of You’ll Get Over It), and Abbi Jacobson (Broad City, author of forthcoming Carry this Book), the show will focus on “failed relationships, taco feasts, […]

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #2: Line My Eyes and Call Me Pretty?

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Every one of these gorgeously written books will explode your brain and the stories will transport you, even as they grapple with binaries, traditional roles, narrow expectations, breaking free, who we are…. and who we long to be. Sex, gender, identity, sexuality…as much as anything, this reading list is about being human. Enjoy.

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Notable Chicago 12/22–12/28

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Between the holidays and the weather, it’s a quiet week here in Chicago. If you’re jonesing for some word love, you’ve still got a few options. Sunday 12/22: As always, Marc Smith and J.W. Basilo are hosting the Uptown Poetry Slam. Come see local 7 p.m., $6, The Green Mill. Monday 12/23: Still looking for the perfect gift? […]

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Notable Chicago 11/24–11/30

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Sunday 11/24: The Chicago Book Expo is taking over St. Augustine College! Come spend the day listening to authors of all stripes (including Rumpus favorites Sam Irby, Dimitry Samarov, Martha Bayne, and Aleksander Hemon) talk about their passions and projects. Buy books, network with publishers, and take part in writing workshops. 11 AM, Free, St. Augustine […]

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Notable Chicago 11/17–11/23

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It’s a tough call this week. Most days feature two fantastic events happening concurrently. Choose wisely! Sunday 11/17: Sunday Salon features its monthly prose reading series at Black Rock Pub. Features include Don De Grazia, Tony Trigilio, Catherine Theis, and Tyler Mills. 7 PM, Free, Black Rock Pub. This week’s Uptown Poetry Slam features Katie […]

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Notable Chicago: 10/20–10/26

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Sunday 10/20: The Kindness of Strangers: A Festival of Storytelling begins today! Three weeks of carefully selected stories about strangers, with headliners Kim Morris, Eric Warner, and Amy Sumpter. Runs Sundays through Wednesdays through 11/6. 7:30 PM, $15, The Side Project Theatre. Monday 10/21: Help raise money for 826CHI by attending Essay Fiesta! Writers Willy Nast […]

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