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Meaty: Essays by Samantha Irby, Creator of the Blog BitchesGottaEat Paperback – October 1, 2013
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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 ...Delicious."
Her candor in style and subject mattermostly sex, dating, and the general lousiness of menhas earned Samantha Irby a cult following... Honesty mixed with self-deprecating humor is what propels reader."
— Time Out Chicago
"Samantha Irby is as bad as she wants to be."
— Chicago Tribune
"Whether she’s writing about her latest inflammatory bowel disease attack or documenting a sexual escapade gone awry (sometimes simultaneously), you’ll most likely be able to relate to Irby’s tell-all book. Her raw honesty and scathing sense of humor will make you laugh out loud "
"There is no summing up Samno writerly preface, no small-talk tidbits, no rundown of vital stats that can suffice. She is irreducible, like a prime number, or a quark [...] Irby's writing has a powerfully intimacy, a direct connection between her and her readers. On the page, she's more an essayist than a storyteller per se, with the essayist's intellectual habitsexploring ideas, contradicting herself, poking thoughts to see if they burst, and then reveling in the mess."
— Chicago Reader
"Irby has the rare ability to divulge her personal problems to an expansive, invisible Internet audience and still dazzle a crowded room of literati."
— Chicago Magazine
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Top Customer Reviews
Don't read this if the thought of reading vivid descriptions of body parts makes your stomach turn, or if you'd rather not learn a dozen new nicknames for a vagina (my favorite was "womb hole"). Also don't read this story in public if you have poor bladder control.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I follow Samantha Irby's blog like a maniac. Her writing style is so open and vulnerable and, hot damn that woman is funny af.Published 5 months ago by RedHatSociety1945
Absolutely wonderful read. It's like her blog on steroids. This book made me so happy, and broke my heart at times. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jessica
She is hysterical! I laughed a lot and almost cried at times. Crude and honest, I loved it! C BPublished 6 months ago by Courtney Baur
These essays are super smart and funny and poignant. Excruciatingly honest.Published 7 months ago by Betseygail Rand
She's funny, but a lot of the stories involve TMI about bodily functions. I read the whole thing and laughed at lots of it, but my stomach turned at some parts. Read morePublished 8 months ago by MN
I plowed through the entire archives of Bitches Gotta Eat earlier this year and have devoured every new entry since; finally got around to buying Meaty and man does it ever... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Suzers
Samantha Irby is bae. Her debut novel is refreshing and engaging and most importantly, irreverent. Sam is so painfully transparent that it's endearing. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Pascalle Arnold