Quietly Hostile: Essays

Category: Book
By (author): Irby, Samantha
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  HUMOR / Form / Essays
  HUMOR / General
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Published: May 2023
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 8.00in x 5.18in x 0.81in
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From The Publisher*A much-anticipated, hilarious new essay collection from #1 New York Times bestselling unabashed fan-favorite Samantha Irby invites us to share in the gory particulars of her real life, all that festers behind the glitter and glam.

"America's most talented comic writer." -The New Republic

"Stay-up-all-night, miss-your-subway-stop, spit-out-your-beverage funny . . . irresistible as a snack tray, as intimately pleasurable as an Irish goodbye." -Jia Tolentino

Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wow, No Thank You, Samantha Irby has returned to the printed page with a much-anticipated new collection of side-splitting essays, and not a moment too soon. Irby's career has taken her to new heights. She dodges calls from Hollywood and flop sweats on the red carpet at premieres (well, one premiere). But nothing is ever as it seems online, where she can crop out all the ugly parts.

Irby got a lot of weird emails about Carrie Bradshaw, and not only is there diarrhea to avoid, but now-anaphylactic shock. She is turned away from restaurants for being inappropriately dressed and looks for the best ways to cope, i.e., reveling in the offerings of QVC and adopting a deranged pandemic dog. Filled with such unabashed gems as advice for the bathroom etiquette you were dying to know but always too afraid to ask about and an exposé on how to speak with an actual teenager, Quietly Hostile makes light as Irby takes us on another outrageously funny tour of all the gory details that make up the true portrait of a life behind the screenshotted depression memes. Relatable, poignant, and uproarious, once again, Irby is the tonic we all need to get by.

Review Quote*"Blogger-turned-bestselling author Samantha Irby is back with a new and hilariously relatable essay collection. The essays depict what it's like to balance writing for hit shows HBO's reboot of "Sex and the City" with the reality of living in a human body. Irby will have you crying and laughing."
-"36 new books we can't wait to read in 2023," TODAY
Biographical NoteSAMANTHA IRBY is a writer whose work you can find on the internet.