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Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Meaty (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Year, Same Trash: Resolutions I Absolutely Did Not Keep (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wow, No Thank You. (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quietly Hostile: Essays (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

About Samantha Irby
An American comedian and writer, Samantha Irby is well known for her hilarious and incisive writing that really strikes a chord. Writing for a variety of different publications, she has achieved an international level of success and recognition, with an audience reaching all over the world. This is largely due to the universality of her work, and the way in which modern audiences find it easy to relate to. Often reaching the top of the bestseller lists too, she’s become hugely successful, with critics and readers alike singing her praises.

Starting out as a blogger online, she would soon build her audience in almost no time at all, with a wide-reaching selection of readers. Often speaking and writing about her own life, she talks from her own unique perspective, creating her own unique style that is both witty and informative. Whether it’s essays or long-form pieces, she really provides an incisive and articulate view of the world that is quite unlike any other. Setting herself apart, she gets directly to the heart of a subject, finding the truth and delivering it in a clear and accessible manner.

Not only is her work funny and witty, it’s also clever in the way it manages to deal with some harsher truths. Basing a lot of it on her own experiences, she’s been featured across a variety of different prestigious outlets, both online and off. Often dealing with subjects from a feminist perspective too, she’s got a lot to say, tackling a lot of more difficult topics. With a lot more to come in the future as well, she’s got plenty more to write, and doesn’t seem to be stopping any time soon.

Early and Personal Life
Born in 1980 on the 13th of February, Samantha Irby was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois, in the United States. Her mother a nurse, she grew up with a keen interest in literature, all the while caring for her mother, which she has often spoken about. As a teenager, she would take care of her mother who had multiple sclerosis, something she would also write extensively on over the years.

Attending Northern Illinois University, she would drop out following the passing of her mother, and then begin to write for herself during the late noughts. Starting out with a Myspace blog, she would progress from here, making a name for herself as a well known writer online. Still writing to this present day, she lives with her wife Kirsten Jennings who she married in 2016, as they both live in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Writing Career
Bringing out her first book titled ‘Meaty’ back in 2013, this would bring together many of her essays for the first time in one concise collection. Exploring her own life, and often looking at how she deals with having Crohn’s Disease, Samantha Irby would make a powerful impact quite unlike any other. Maintaining a strong presence both online and off, she became an influential figure throughout the world of publishing.

In 2017 Irby would go on to write and publish her second book, which was titled ‘We Are Never Meeting in Real Life,’ going on to become a New York Times bestseller. Her first book would have the rights brought by the television network FX in 2016, as they would seek to adapt her writing into a series. There’s more to come, with plenty of books planned on the horizon, as her writing career carries on growing from strength-to-strength.

Initially published through the ‘Curbside Splendor Publishing Inc.,’ label, this would first come out on the 9th of September in 2013. Working as the first book for Samantha Irby as a full-time writer, it would establish her style and tone for an even larger audience than before. Previously writing her blog, she would bring an audience with her, but also build upon this, as more titles would follow.

This comprises a collection of stories and essays about Samantha Irby, describing much of her life up until that point. Looking at how she’s battled Crohn’s Disease, along with relationships and race in modern America, she looks at it all with her own unique brand of wit and intelligence. From large subjects and issues to the everyday, such as food and living, nothing is left out here as she deals with everything. Writing in her own direct style, it seeks to deal with these various different issues, making them easily accessible to the modern reader.

It’s an engaging and compelling read that really seeks to deliver an interesting understanding of contemporary life, and in this it succeeds. Working from her blog too, it’s a must for fans of the author, showing another side to her life and who she is as a person. This would become a huge success for her as a writer, paving the way to more work, and it’s easy to see why in this funny and sensitive book.

Wow, No Thank You
This would first come out through the Vintage publishing label in 2020 on the 31st of March, as it would be essentially comprised of a collection of essays. Dealing with a new chapter in her life, Irby takes stock of the changes she’s making, all looked at through a realistic and authentic lens. It’s a stand-alone book, not being a part of any overall series as such, but regular fans of Irby’s work will come to recognize her unique brand and style of writing.
Now turning forty, Samantha Irby sets about dealing with this milestone, all while using her now trademark wit and intelligence. Moving from her previous position as a receptionist of a veterinary clinic, she’s now going on to become a full-time writer, as she moves in with her wife and two new step-children. Dealing with a largely Republican town in Michigan, she must also head out to Los Angeles managing meetings with a different assortment of people. Looking at her own marriage and ageing, she casts her eye on a variety of different issues, as she comes find her own way.

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