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Meaty Reviews

Meaty by Samantha Irby

Meaty: Essays

Samantha Irby

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1 review

Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage
Publication date: 3 Apr 2018
ISBN: 9780525436164


Smart, edgy, hilarious, and unabashedly raunchy New York Times bestselling author Samantha Irby explodes onto the printed page in her uproarious first collection of essays.

4 stars out of 5
Katy Guest
2 Jan 2020

"Outspoken and defiant musings on dating, renting, running out of money – and caring for a parent"

Meaty makes for difficult reading. I winced every time Irby referred to her body as “meat” or a “meat carcass”. But she is unapologetic about it, and rightly so. At one point, after sharing the entire pilot episode for her imaginary TV show, she says: “I want to put a fat bitch on network television.” The TV rights to the book have of course been sold. And anyone who tries to introduce assholes to the Instagram generation should be saluted.