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Samantha Irby      

Essayist and New York Times Best Selling Author

Samantha Irby is an essayist, blogger, and a New York Times best-selling author.

Irby maintains a popular blog, Bitches Gotta Eat. As well, she is author of a memoir titled, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. In this collection of essays, Irby offers poignant insight into universal topics like blackness, body image, poverty and failed relationships. Her first memoir, Meaty, is being developed into a TV series on FX, and will be helmed by the executive producer of Comedy Central hit Inside Amy Schumer.

Irby also does live readings and performances. She has opened for Baratunde Thurston during his "How to Be Black" tour, and she co-hosts Guts & Glory, a reading series featuring essayists, which perform all over Chicago.

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.


Chicago author Samantha Irby talks sex, adulthood and being BFFs ...
Samantha Irby, author of "Meaty" is interviewed on the upcoming release of her new book "We are Never Meeting in Real Life."

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