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!
Rumpus editors share their favorite books to gift to friends and family!
Tags: 100 Demon Dialogues, A River of Stars, Abandon Me, Ada Limon, Afua Richardson, Aja Monet, Alexander Chee, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Alitha Martinez, All You Can Ever Know, Almost Everything, amy fusselman, Analicia Sotelo, Ann Petry, Anne Lamott, Black Panther: World of Wakanda, China Martens, christmas, Citizen Illegal, Dante Di Stefano, Devotions, Eats of Eden, Everyday People: The Color of Life, Eye Level, Fatima Asghar, Good Bones, Hanukkah, Heart Berries, holidays, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, Idiophone, Idra Novey, If They Come for Us, Indecency, Jennifer Baker, Jenny Xie, joe fassler, Josè Olivarez, Julie Sola, Justin Phillip Reed, Light the Dark, Lisa Yaszek, Loretta J. Ross, Lucy Bellwood, Maggie Smith, Mallory Ortberg, María Isabel Álvarez, Mary Oliver, Megan Stielstra, Melissa Febos, Miles from Nowhere, Misrepresented People, Morgan Jerkins, My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter, Nami Mun, Natasha Trethewey, Nicole Chung, Nik Sharma, Philip Shepherd, Radical Wholeness, Revolutionary Mothering, Roxane Gay, Sagmeister & Walsh: Beauty, Samantha Irby, Season: Big Flavors Beautiful Food, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tabitha Blankenbiller, Terese Mailhot, The Future Is Female, The Merry Spinster, The Street, The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, This Will Be My Undoing, Those Who Knew, vanessa hua, Vinegar and Char, virgin, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, What to Read When, Yona Harvey
Rumpus editors suggest some of their favorite summertime reads!
Tags: Abandon Me, Against Memoir, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, alexandria marzano-lesnevich, Alissa Nutting, Analicia Sotelo, beach reads, Ben Gwin, Bethany C. Morrow, Camille Dungy, carmen maria machado, Caroline Moss, Catherine Lacey, celeste ng, Clean Time, Deborah Levy, Diane Seuss, Fuck You-Aloha-I Love You, gillian flynn, Good Bones, Heads of the Colored People, Her Body and Other Parties, Hey Ladies, How to Fall in Love with Anyone, J. M. Ledgard, Jasper Fforde, Jennifer Chang, Juliana Spahr, Julie Buntin, Laura Lippman, Little Fires Everywhere, Love Walked In, Made for Love, Maggie Smith, Mandy Len Catron, Marisa de los Santos, Marlena, Melissa Broder, Melissa Febos, MEM, Michelle Markowitz, Michelle Tea, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Oceanic, reading recommendations, Samantha Irby, Sarah Sweeney, Sharp Objects, Smith Blue, Some Say the Lark, Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl, Submergence, Sunburn, Swimming Home, Tana French, Tell Me If You're Lying, tessa fontaine, The Answers, The Electric Woman, The Eyre Affair, The Fact of a Body, The Likeness, The Pisces, virgin, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, What to Read When
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
Tags: Agorafabulous, Aisha Tyler, Allie Brosh, amy poehler, Amy Sedaris, Beth Ann Fennelly, Bossypants, Caca Dolce, Caitlin Moran, Carrie Fisher, Chelsea Martin, Christie Mellor, comedians, Dear Committee Members, Dorothy Parker, Drinking at the Movies, Either Way I’m Celebrating, Felicia Day, Funny Women, Furiously Happy, Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs, How to be a woman, How to Make White People Laugh, humor, humor writing, Hyperbole and a Half, I Feel Bad About My Neck, I Know I Am But What Are You?, I’m the One That I Want, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Jenny Lawson, Julia Wertz, Julie Schumacher, Look Alive Out There, margaret cho, Meaty, mouth, Negin Farsad, Nora Ephron, Phoebe Robinson, reading recommendations, Samantha Bee, Samantha Irby, Sara Benincasa, Self-Inflicted Wounds, Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People, sloane crosley, Sommer Browning, The Last Black Unicorn, The Three-Martini Playdate, Tiffany Haddish, Tina Fey, Tracey Knapp, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, What to Read When, Wishful Drinking, Yes Please, You Can't Touch My Hair, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)
Rumpus editors share their favorite books to gift to friends and family, from recent 2017 releases to longtime literary loves.
Tags: A Sense of the World, Abandon Me, Alana Massey, All the Lives I Want, Anne Carson, Arundhati Roy, Autobiography of Red, Blood Sparrows and Sparrows, Bluets, book recommendations, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, carmen maria machado, celeste ng, Chanukah, Chrissy Teigen, Christine Hyung-Oak Lee, christmas, cravings, Danez Smith, Dear Friend from My Life I Write to You in Your Life, Deb Perelman, Don't Call Us Dead, Electric Arches, elena ferrante, Eugenia Leigh, Eve Ewing, Florence in Ecstasy, Good Bones, Hala Alyan, Hanukkah, Harmless Like You, Her Body and Other Parties, Him Me Muhammed Ali, holiday gifts, holidays, hunger, Jason Roberts, Jenny Zhang, Jesmyn Ward, Jessie Chaffee, Jung Yun, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Kate Harding, Kaveh Akbar, Lisa Ko, Little Fires Everywhere, madness, Maggie Nelson, Maggie Smith, Megan Stielstra, Melissa Febos, Mike Scalise, Min Jin Lee, Morgan Parker, My Brilliant Friend, Nasty Women, Nature Poem, Neapolitan Novels, One Day We'll ALl Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, Pachinko, Patricia Lockwood, Priestdaddy, Randa Jarrar, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Roxane Gay, Salt Fat Acid Heat, Salt Houses, Sam Sax, Samantha Irby, Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Samin Nosrat, Scaachi Koul, Shelter, Sing Unburied Sing, Smitten Kitchen Every Day, Sour Heart, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tell Me Everything You Don't Remember, The Brand New Catastrophe, The Leavers, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce, Tommy Pico, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, We Love You Charlie Freeman, We Were Eight Years in Power, What to Read When, What We Lose, yiyun li, Zinzi Clemmons
A list from Kate Harding and Samhita Mukhopadhyay to celebrate the release of
Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America. ...more
Tags: Asking for It, blackout, Carina Chocano, Cheryl Strayed, Hillary Clinton, Hope in the Dark, Janet Mock, jessica valenti, Jill Filipovic, Kate Harding, Katha Pollitt, Nasty Women, One Day We'll ALl Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, Outdated, Pro, Randa Jarrar, Rebecca Solnit, Saachi Koul, Sady Doyle, Samantha Irby, Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Sarah Hepola, Sex Object, Surpassing Certainty, The H Spot, Tiny Beautiful Things, Trainwreck, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, What Happened, What to Read When, Who Do You Serve Who Do You Protect, You Me Mohammed Ali, You Play the Girl
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.
Tags: 2017, Abandon Me, Achy Obejas, Ada Calhoun, Adventures in Form and Content, Albert Goldbarth, Animals Strike Curious Poses, Ars Botanica, Ayobami Adebayo, Bill Knott, Brittany Perham, Chanelle Benz, Chen Chen, Danzy Senna, David Grann, Dear Cyborgs, Donna M. Lucey, Double Portrait, Elena Passarello, Elif Batuman, Eugene Lim, Exit West, Florence in Ecstasy, Gabe Habash, Gypsy Moth Summer, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, I Am Flying into Myself, Jenny Zhang, Jessie Chaffee, Julia Fierro, Julie Buntin, Karolina Ramqvist, Killers of the Flower Moon, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Marlena, Melissa Febos, Mohsin Hamid, Morgan Parker, New People, Nikki Wallschlaeger, Rajiv Mohabir, reading list, reading recommendations, Roxane Gay, Samantha Irby, Sargent's Women, Sour Heart, Stay with Me, Stephen Florida, The Cowherd's Son, The Idiot, The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead, The Tower of the Antilles, The White City, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce, Tim Taranto, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give, What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky, What to Read When, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities
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
Tags: A Rumpus Interview, Allegedly, and Revolution in Trump’s America, Angie Thomas, Another Brooklyn, Bitches Gotta Eat, body image, Brit Bennett, Chicago, Chicago Bulls, comedy, cream jeans, day job, Deesha Philyaw, depression, essays, Girls Like Me, humor, humor writing, jacqueline woodson, Jenny Zhang, Kalamazoo, Lola StVil, Meaty, Nasty Women: Feminism, New Year Same Trash, Nicola Yoon, resistance, Samantha Irby, Sour Heart, The Hate U Give, The Mothers, The Sun is Also a Star, Tiffany Jackson, Visible: Women Writers of Color, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, weight, Whatever Happened to Interracial Love, Women Writers of Color
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 […]