A 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.
“In case you haven’t wet yourself laughing recently…. One of our culture’s greatest humorists is back with another collection.” —Glamour
“Has anyone else written so movingly about Trader Joes?” —The New York Times
Samantha 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. 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 life behind the screenshotted depression memes.
Relatable, poignant, and uproarious, once again, Irby is the tonic we all need to get by.
Paperback, 304 pages.