One Page: Samantha Irby
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The Vancouver Writers Fest is proud to be a part of One Page: Canada’s Virtual Literary Series! One Page is a result of Canada’s largest literary festivals and library systems coming together to collaborate and offer new ways to engage with writers and books at this critical time. As the publishing industry and writers struggle to build awareness and reach readers in an online environment, One Page believes that there is strength in our united efforts.
In the “wildly funny” new essay collection by cultural critic, comedian and blogger Samantha Irby, the author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, reflects on (among other topics) life in a Red State, turning 40, LA TV executives, having a spouse who makes her own kombucha and the fakery of lifestyle blogs (vs the reality of the “slobs on the other side of the screen”).
Curiously relevant and prescient for our current quarantine and pandemic realities, the book that Jia Tolentino calls “stay-up-all-night, miss-your-subway-stop, spit-out-your-beverage funny” shows us how having a sense of humour during the midst of difficulties can be the best way to survive.
Samantha Irby discusses Wow, No Thank You. with Buzzfeed Culture writer and author, Scaachi Koul (One Day We’ll Be Dead And None of This Will Matter).