The incomparable humorist and essayist Samantha Irby joined me to discuss one of my favorite books of all time, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. I tell you without hyperbole that this collection of essays is the funniest book ever written in the whole entire history of this universe or any other universe. Sam is deeply hilarious and always authentic, and so is her writing. It’s also at times heartbreaking, and never without her essential and glorious and relatable humanity. Whether the subject is a difficult upbringing, small towns, awkwardness, television, or Costco, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life is like a phone call from your best friend, if your best friend happens to be the funniest person in the whole entire history of this universe.
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