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We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby

This book is insane.

Ms. Irby is totally of “today” and “now.” She rocks her own thing everywhere she goes in everything she does.

I don’t want to give too much away, but if you can allow yourself to laugh at the saddest circumstances as this kick-ass woman moves through her love life with men and women and herself, you will be in for a great ride. (If you are shocked by the attitudes of “city people” this book is not for you).

The last third of the book was, to me, the funniest. My cheeks hurt from laughing which is, of course, a great feeling.

Something to ponder: Samantha mentions many African American writers and artists. How many of them did you recognize? Do you want to find out more about them? If yes – then do! If not, why not?

When we read, we are free to read the heart of the author and really listen to their stories. We don’t have to agree, disagree, or discuss. We can just experience. When we feel uncomfortable or surprised by something they write, we can think about it and ask ourselves “why?” and discover some of our own bias. Just recognizing it helps us grow. Look for more installments from BlueBee73!