Samantha Irby discusses her new essay collection, WOW, NO THANK YOU.
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Our next Letter in the Mail is from Samantha Irby!
Melissa Broder discusses her debut novel,
The Pisces (Hogarth, May 2018), the importance of love between women, and mermaid sex. ...more
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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. ...more
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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. ...more
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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. ...more
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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 […]
Ben Tanzer discusses his new essay collection
Be Cool, why running is so important to him, and not being precious about his work. ...more
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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, […]
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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Sari Botton sits down with humorist Samantha Irby to talk sex, family conflicts, and the creative freedom of being an orphan.