Title: We Are Never Meeting In Real Life
Author: Samantha Irby
Genre: nonfiction, essays, humor
Is this part of a series? No
Publishing date: May 30th 2017
Samantha Irby is the blogger from Bitches gotta eat. Here we are presented with a series of essays about her life- childhood, maintaining a job, relationships, and having a super hateful pet to name a few. Sam goes over why she should be the next Bachelorette, the perils of eating old McDonalds, and how love should feel like someone is stomping on your chest.
I received an eARC of this book from Netgalley and Vintage Entertainment for the price of an honest review. It took me a couple days to process how I feel about this book. Some parts were fantastic- I loved the opening essay about the Bachelorette (perfect opener by the way). I also loved her sassiness and honesty. What actually brought me to this book though, was the cover. I like to imagine that’s her hateful cat Helen Keller (you read a lot about her in this book). I’m not going to lie, I cracked up at her hate/hate relationship with the thing.
But there were things I didn’t like as well. The profanity is strong in this one…. for real. Also, I know I say lol here sometimes but this is a blog. This is not a book set for publication and unless it’s a YA novel where the characters are texting I don’t feel that internet cant has any place in a book. Then there are the uncomfortable parts. There is such a thing as oversharing and I don’t need to know about your sex toy or the time you had to poop in a McDonalds bag on the side of the road. Seriously. Way too much information. Maybe I am just too old for this book.
That said, I have decided that the good outweighs the bad-barely. This is a three star book for me.
On the adult content scale, I would have to rate it pretty high for the language and sexual content alone. We’re giving it an eight.
The book comes out 5-30-2017. I would love to hear everyone else’s thoughts.
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