Title: We are Never Meeting in Real Life
Author: Samantha Irby
Publisher: Vintage Books 2017
Rating: 3/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Popsguar - Cat on Cover
With We Are Never Meeting in Real Life., “bitches gotta eat” blogger and comedian Samantha Irby turns the serio-comic essay into an art form. Whether talking about how her difficult childhood has led to a problem in making “adult” budgets, explaining why she should be the new Bachelorette—she's "35-ish, but could easily pass for 60-something"—detailing a disastrous pilgrimage-slash-romantic-vacation to Nashville to scatter her estranged father's ashes, sharing awkward sexual encounters, or dispensing advice on how to navigate friendships with former drinking buddies who are now suburban moms—hang in there for the Costco loot—she’s as deft at poking fun at the ghosts of her past self as she is at capturing powerful emotional truths.
Our book club book for August. And I must admit that my response to the collection was "meh." That is to say that I don't think it is a bad book. I enjoyed parts of the book, some of the essays, and yet I wasn't itching to pick it back up every time I put it down. At a different time, I may even enjoy the collection, but right now I just couldn't find myself caring that much.
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