I’m late in discovering the hilarious and uncomfortably honest writer Samantha Irby
. I happened to hear her speak with fellow funny feminist writer, Lindy West
, at Bookbug recently, and immediately picked up her 2013 debut Meaty
. I loved it and only regret that I hadn’t read it sooner. Meaty
is a collection of essays about Irby’s life, touching on topics such as sex, fatness, blackness, poverty, and of course, tacos. I devoured this funny and sometimes-crass book quickly and wanted more. Luckily, Irby has a new book, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life
, coming out at the end of May.