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Meaty

Essays
Written by: Samantha Irby
Narrated by: Samantha Irby
Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
4 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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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

What the critics say

"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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  • Amanda Ford
  • 2018-10-16

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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  • CN327
  • 2020-04-24

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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2018-04-13

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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  • cherieann burnham
  • 2018-04-09

Samantha Irby is a gift

Anything she writes is gold, but her narration takes it to another level. You'll listen to this book (and anything else she decides to recite) no less than five times.

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  • Kimberly
  • 2019-03-14

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
It lacked a lot

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  • fireflycat
  • 2019-02-23

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-11-14

This book was more than just comedy

Samantha Irvy is laugh-our-loud funny. In fact, she is “still laughing two hours later” funny. In addition to the funny there is insight to childhood disparities and survived struggles with no melodrama about what she has experienced
#tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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  • Karenna790
  • 2018-08-07

My favorite memoir of the year

I have a thing for memoirs, especially ones by comedians or bloggers. This is one of my all time favorites. I have read Samantha’s work since her early blog days and this collection of essays exemplifies her talent. I cried with laughter and then cried actual tears in the same chapter. Sam holds nothing back and hearing her narration is the best way to experience her work.

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  • 2020-05-07

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  • Sara Beasley
  • 2020-03-29

autobiographical

Lewd and honest read with grizzled and true life detail of the author's daily preferences and life anecdotal circumstance.