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Meaty: Essays (2013)

by Samantha Irby(Favorite Author)
4.14 of 5 Votes: 5
0988480425 (ISBN13: 9780988480421)
Curbside Splendor Publishing, Inc.
review 1: I have never read Ms. Irby's blog so I was unfamiliar with her style and tone, but if I had I wouldn't have read this book.I wanted to like this collection, because the table of contents made me giggle, but I was so put off by the gratuitous use of vulgarity and foul language that I had to push myself to finish it. I enjoyed the essays, "At 30", "My Mother, My Daughter" and " I Should Have A Car With Power Windows By Now". In "My Mother, My Daughter" her voice was sincere, raw and unfiltered with emotion - the rest of the collection read like schtick.
review 2: With a clear and enjoyable (snarky) voice and a strong personality, these short stories were engaging, though at times sentiments were overly repetitious. Her two chapters on living with a chronic autoim
... moremune digestive illness was such a gift to me as I have not read of a shared experience with anyone, nevermind someone that speaks with such candor. Thanks, Sam! (And Lauren for the recommendation!) less
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Hilarious, deep, relatable, moving. I both cried and busted a gut while reading this book.
I want Samantha Irby to write my memoir.
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