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Irby, Samantha - Quietly Hostile

Irby, Samantha - Quietly Hostile

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A Hilarious and Relatable Exploration of Life's Uncomfortable Truths

In Samantha Irby's uproariously funny and thought-provoking collection of essays, Quietly Hostile, readers are taken on a candid and hilarious journey through the author's experiences with life's most uncomfortable and relatable truths.

Turning Everyday Mishaps into Side-Splitting Observations

Irby's ability to find humor in the mundane and transform everyday mishaps into side-splitting observations has garnered her a loyal following and critical acclaim. She tackles topics ranging from diarrhea and anaphylactic shock to dealing with annoying family members and navigating the complexities of modern dating, all with her signature wit and unflinching honesty.

A Voice for the Underdogs and the Unfiltered

With her refreshingly unfiltered voice and sharp observations, Irby gives a voice to the underdogs, the misfits, and those who dare to embrace their authentic selves. Her essays resonate with readers who have ever felt awkward, misunderstood, or just plain human.

A Must-Read for Fans of Humor, Personal Essays, and Relatable Stories

Quietly Hostile is a must-read for fans of humor, personal essays, and relatable stories. Irby's writing is a breath of fresh air in a world often filled with carefully curated personas and unrealistic portrayals of life. Her essays remind us that it's okay to be messy, vulnerable, and true to ourselves, and that laughter can be the best medicine for dealing with life's challenges.

Additional Description Points:

  • Irby's humor is sharp, witty, and often self-deprecating, making her essays both hilarious and relatable.

  • Her writing tackles a wide range of topics, from personal struggles to social commentary, always with a fresh and insightful perspective.

  • Irby's essays are a celebration of authenticity and self-acceptance, encouraging readers to embrace their quirks and imperfections.

  • Quietly Hostile is a must-read for anyone who has ever laughed at themselves, felt misunderstood, or simply enjoyed a good belly laugh.


Quietly Hostile has received numerous accolades, including:

  • Winner of the 2023 Thurber Prize for American Humor

  • Finalist for the 2023 National Book Critics Circle Award for Humor

  • Shortlisted for the 2023 Lambda Literary Award for Humor

Title: Quietly Hostile

Author: Samantha Irby

Publisher: Penguin Random House

Release Date: May 2023

Genre: Essays, Humor

Number of Pages: 288

Dimensions: 134 x 205 x 20 mm

Weight: 230 g

Relevant Tags: Essays, humor, personal stories, mental health, social commentary

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