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If you haven't already heard of Samantha Irby...where have you been?

Samantha Irby is your sharp-tongued best friend who can't help but tell it like it is. In We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, Irby laughs her way through her ridiculous life of failed relationships, taco feasts, bouts with Crohn's disease and more. Written with scathing wit and poignant bluntness, these essays have earned Irby a dedicated fan base, have sold over 100,000 copies in the US and are the perfect introduction to this fresh, bold voice.

©2019 Samantha Irby (P)2019 Faber & Faber Ltd.

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Brilliant. Always brilliant and this time brilliant

I've given this book to every person who would take it and bored strangers on the bus about it.

Any Sam Irby book will be great and this is no exception. She's funny, it's acidic and deadpan and glorious and I will probably re-listen soon in case I missed things.

Get into it.

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  • MEW
  • 31-08-2020

Minus 100 - Should have negative rating available

I would never never never recommend this book - can't wait to delete it from my library. I listened in disgust for five minutes and then tried to delete. What a load of disgusting porn.

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  • Leeanne
  • 28-05-2021

Separated at birth?

I'm not sure if I can review this book fairly. I relate to Irby on so many things. I could've written this book myself if I was as clever. The wittiness is enjoyable to read.

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  • Lim
  • 24-01-2021

A book on self-deprecation

There are a few parts that are funny but for the majority, it feels like a creative license for self-deprecation. You of course learn why the author is such from her life stories in the book.

The only one thing I found truly witty and clever was her relationship and interaction with her cat, Helen Keller.

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  • Mrs. I Fox
  • 05-11-2019

Absolutely fucking brilliant

literally laughed out loud all the way through, an absolute MUST READ. Samantha is shitty, self deprecating, raw, honest and totally relatable, I spent half the book thinking 'HA, same'!

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  • Moush
  • 13-08-2019

Yes

I gasped when it ended and enjoyed sweet affection about life's sucky afflictions. for real

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  • Alex Stewart
  • 15-05-2020

Comedy gem

I downloaded Samantha Irby’s third book ‘Wow, no thank you’, on a whim and before I had finished, already had both others in my library. She has this great balance of trauma and comedy which I love and I find myself laughing at things which although we have very different lives and upbringings I think “yep I do that”.
This book is her transitioning from awkward late 20s, making bad decisions, and kind of just getting by, to her mid 30s, falling in love for real and actually thinking about long term life choices like moving in with her partner. This is one of these books that by listening to the author tell it, rather than read it, brings a whole new dimension. I love Samantha Irby and I love her humour. And if you can cope with the occasional gross anecdote then you will no doubt love it too.

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  • Dunja
  • 03-11-2019

loved it

hilarious, poignant, endearing... I have fallen in love with Samantha Irby and I suggest you do the same

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  • Jessica worth
  • 24-12-2020

Highly entertaining

very relatable and witty. Short sharp chunks great for travel listening. I love Helen Keller

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