BOOKSMITH: Samantha Irby / Meaty

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Booksmith is thrilled to host Samantha Irby, in town to read from her beloved first collection of essays—and the basis for the upcoming FX Studios series—Meaty! Please join us.



Samantha Irby exploded onto the printed page with this debut collection of essays about trying to laugh her way through failed relationships, taco feasts, bouts with Crohn's disease, and more. Every essay is crafted with the same scathing wit and poignant candor thousands of loyal readers have come to expect from visiting her notoriously hilarious blog,



"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."—Booklist


"Her candor in style and subject matter--mostly sex, dating, and the general lousiness of men--has earned Samantha Irby a cult following... Honesty mixed with self-deprecating humor is what propels reader."—Time Out Chicago



Samantha Irby writes a blog called bitches gotta eat and is the author of the essay collections Meaty and the New York Times Bestseller We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.




Please note: Seating is first come, first served, and this event is free and open to the public. If you would like to reserve a seat in advance, please purchase a copy of Meaty or We Are Never Meeting in Real Life below before 5PM on Monday the 16th and put your request in the comments field. Remember: 1 book = 1 seat. 


RSVP is appreciated, but not required. If you cannot attend the event, but would like a signed copy of Meaty and/or We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, please place your order below and fill out the Special Requests field.




Meaty: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525436164
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2018

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101912195
Availability: Out of Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - May 30th, 2017