We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. by Samantha Irby
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Samantha Irby is a genius. This hilarious collection of essays is perfect in every way. Real life is sad so I’m on a constant mission to find humor through books, movies, and T.V. shows. This is one of the funniest books I have ever read. Samantha Irby’s voice is sharp, bold, and vulnerable all at the same time. She isn’t afraid of laying everything out on the table, exposing her most helpless moments, and turning them into comedy. I’ve heard many times that “comedy equals tragedy plus time.” Samantha Irby has taken these embarrassing and depressing moments from her life and reflected upon them with wisdom and detachment. She’s not afraid of talking about her social anxieties, bowel movements, body issues, and struggles with dating. This book had me feeling anxious, sad, and laughing out loud all at the same time. If only we could all have the wisdom and courage to laugh more at ourselves like Samantha Irby.
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