Meaty is a gutsy and hilarious book of essays by local author Samantha Irby. If you’ve read her hugely popular blog, bitches gotta eat, you know that for Irby no topic is taboo. In this collection, she discusses regrettable sex, fantasy sex, her cat named Helen Keller, and the unpredictable bodily functions that come with having Crohn’s disease. Sure, some of the subject matter may seem crass, but at its core these essays are dissecting weighty stuff like race and gender and the loneliness of being orphaned before the age of 20. I missed this book the moment I finished it; good thing she still updates her blog.— From Sarah's Staff Picks
Samantha Irby explodes onto the printed page with her debut collection of brand-new essays about trying to laugh her way through failed relationships, being black, 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, bitchesgottaeat.com.
About the Author
In addition to her wildly hilarious blog, BITCHES GOTTA EAT, Samantha Irby co-hosts Guts & Glory, a reading series featuring essayists, and has performed all over Chicago. She opened for Baratunde Thurston during his "How to Be Black" tour. She has been profiled in the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, as well as in TimeOut Chicago, and her work has appeared on The Rumpus and Jezebel.