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Samantha Irby & Mel (Her Not Real Dad): A Book Launch Party for WE ARE NEVER MEETING IN REAL LIFE: ESSAYS
Wilson Abbey
Chicago, IL
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Samantha Irby & Mel (Her Not Real Dad): A Book Launch Party for WE ARE NEVER MEETING IN REAL LIFE: ESSAYS
Women & Children First is proud to present Samantha Irby for the launch celebration of one of the most anticipated books of the year, WE ARE NEVER MEETING IN REAL LIFE: ESSAYS.

For this event, Samantha will be interviewed by her (not real dad) Mel. After the interview, there will be an audience Q&A followed by a book-signing.

Each ticket includes a copy of WE ARE NEVER MEETING IN REAL LIFE: ESSAYS. Attendees will pick up their copy of the book at the door of the event.


Samantha Irby is the author of the essay collections MEATY and WE ARE NEVER MEETING IN REAL LIFE: ESSAYS (forthcoming from Vintage), and the founder of the popular blog bitches gotta eat.


Sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a dumpster fire. With WE ARE NEVER MEETING IN REAL LIFE, bitches gotta eat blogger and comedian Samantha Irby turns the serio-comic essay into an art form.  Whether talking about how her difficult childhood has led to a problem in making adult budgets, explaining why she should be the new Bacheloretteshes 35-ish, but could easily pass for 60-somethingdetailing a disastrous pilgrimage-slash-romantic-vacation to Nashville to scatter her estranged fathers ashes, sharing awkward sexual encounters, or dispensing advice on how to navigate friendships with former drinking buddies who are now suburban momshang in there for the Costco lootshes as deft at poking fun at the ghosts of her past self as she is at capturing powerful emotional truths.


"Samantha Irby is my favorite living writer. Actually, Ill throw in the dead ones too. Screw you, Herman Melville."
   - Lindy West, author of SHRILL

"WE ARE NEVER MEETING IN REAL LIFE is as close to perfect as an essay collection can get."
   - Roxane Gay, bestselling author of DIFFICULT WOMEN & BAD FEMINIST


Wilson Abbey (View)
935 W Wilson Ave,
Chicago, IL 60640
United States


Arts > Literary

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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