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Publisher's Summary

Smart, edgy, hilarious, and unabashedly raunchy New York Times best-selling author Samantha Irby explodes in her uproarious first collection of essays.

Irby laughs her way through tragicomic mishaps, neuroses, and taboos as she struggles through adulthood: chin hairs, depression, bad sex, failed relationships, masturbation, taco feasts, inflammatory bowel disease, and more. Updated with her favorite Instagramable, couch-friendly recipes, this much-beloved romp is treat for anyone in dire need of Irby's infamous, scathing wit, and poignant candor.

©2018 Samantha Irby (P)2018 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"Raunchy, funny and vivid.... Those faint of heart beware...strap in and get ready for a roller-coaster ride to remember." (Kirkus Reviews)

"Amazingly crass, defiant, witty, terrifying, and wondrous...[Irby] cuts the bawdy, wickedly funny pieces with some truly poignant palate cleansers...Irby’s voice is raw, gripping, and...[d]elicious." (Booklist)

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Same As Her Other Book

This is basically the exact same book as her other book called something like We Are Never Meeting In Real Life. I am super annoyed to have bought this. Shallow observations. Not funny.

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Samantha Irby is phenomenal

Just do yourself a favor and buy it, and anything else she's written. Love this book.

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Lazy attempt at another book

This is the third Samantha Iry book I have purchased and couldn't be more.disappointed. It feels like it was written over a weekend with a Monday due date.

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Hilariously honest

If you could sum up Meaty in three words, what would they be?

Hilarious, vulnerable, refelctive

What did you like best about this story?

Samantha Irby is brazenly unafraid to "go there". She shares harrowing moments of her life with a critical rawness but somehow still manages to make everything laugh-out-loud funny.

What about Samantha Irby’s performance did you like?

This is my second Samantha Irby audio and no one other then Sam should ever be allowed to perform her books.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I definitely made a few wrong turns while listening to this audiobook in my car because I was too distracted from laughing.

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Sad and gross stories plus lazy narration

I was really disappointed with this one, I actually ended up returning it I could not get through! The narration by the author sounds ... lazy? Annoyed? Not good it was groggily and slow. The stories were ok but kinda sad or gross very basic observations done by most comedic or self deprecating writers
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narrator.

couldn't finish. content was not enough to tolerate the voice and tone of the narraitor.

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Boring lists, shallow observations, etc.

I tried to finish this but it was just too boring. This is the "book" equivalent of scrolling through random Facebook posts all night because you're too lazy to get up. It's literally just lists, basic recipes, the outline of a boring and non-existent show, and non-funny takes on everyday things. Mad I wasted a credit on this.

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UGH worst audible book ever...

This book is dreadful. I honestly regret spending 15 dollars on the audible book. I cringed through the first few chapters. The writing and performance made me want to throw my whole phone away.

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So good

I loved this book. It is the first one I have listened to or read by Irby. The stories made me laugh and think. I love the format, and I love how she read each essay--it felt like she was in my living room, telling me a story. I am going to go back and listen to her first book too.

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Self deprecation way over done

I get it, it’s funny. I enjoy it to a point, but I guess I’m not as big of a fan as I thought I was of Irby. She really hates on herself way too much and it made me really sad for her.

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