Samantha joins Kate, Eric, and Medaya to talk about her new collection of comic essays Wow, No Thank You, her experience writing for Hulu’s hit series Shrill, TV writer’s rooms in general, and Hollywood’s one constant: fake kindness. Go public vicariously with Samantha Irby! Wow, it’s Samantha Irby
By LARB AV – April 27, 2020
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Feeling nostalgic for social anxiety? The wit is accompanied by wisdom throughout; and, in a plague year, there’s added resonance to Samantha’s themes of making peace with the body and how not to feel alone. You may not conquer your fears, but you’ll laugh so much you’ll be happy about them. Also, Rufi Thorpe, author of The Knockout Queen, returns to recommend Lynn Strong’s Want, fever dream of a novel about contemporary American economic anxieties, which will be released this summer.