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How latent racism increases morbidity and mortality of our Black patients

One of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon is perusing bookstore shelves and choosing books solely based on their cover. Wow, No Thank You is a series of essays by Samantha Irby that was selected in such a fashion. While the adorable fluffy bunny on the front drew me to the book, it was […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, PA NP, Samantha Irby, Public Health & Policy, CRNA

How to Quarantine, With Samantha Irby

Comedian and author Samantha Irby joins us this week on The Upgrade to talk about how to make yourself comfortable with self-quarantine. This includes finding the right TV shows to binge-watch (she has a recommendation or two), the right books to escape with, and the right foods to cook while you huddle up at home. Sam…Read more...
Tags: Comedy, Culture, TV Shows, Lifehacks, Authors, Sam, Book Recommendation, Samantha Irby

Samantha Irby Talks About ‘Wow, No Thank You’

Irby discusses her new essay collection, and Jon Meacham on three books about leadership during times of crisis.
Tags: News, Jon Meacham, Books and Literature, Samantha Irby, Irby

Samantha Irby Is Saying ‘Wow, No Thank You’ To Your Tired Coronavirus Hot Takes

The hilarious author talks about her new book of essays and how to write about race, gender and bowels at the same time.
Tags: News, Samantha Irby

The Wildly Funny Samantha Irby Is Back, Not a Moment Too Soon

Irby’s new essay collection, “Wow, No Thank You,” offers more of her deadpan, confiding voice, which ranges from high silliness to emotionally painful depths.
Tags: News, Wow, Samantha, Books and Literature, Samantha Irby, Irby, No Thank You (Book

Here Are the 12 New Books You Should Read in March

Many of the best new books this month ask readers to think about consequences. How can a decision one individual makes alter the course of several lives? In James McBride’s latest novel, a single act of violence sends shockwaves through a tight-knit Brooklyn community. In Kevin Nguyen’s debut, two overworked and under-appreciated employees at a tech company must deal with the ramifications of an impulsive invasion of privacy. Nonfiction titles, like former National Security Advisor John Bol...
Tags: Books, England, News, Congress, White House, Massachusetts, New York City, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Reagan, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Brooklyn, New York Times, Hilary Mantel, Bolton

Shorties (Samantha Irby on Books and Reading, A Conversation Between Liz Phair and Snail Mail's Lindsey Jordan, and more)

Samantha Irby talked books and reading with the New York Times. Pitchfork shared a conversation between Liz Phair and Snail Mail's Lindsey Jordan. May's best eBook deals. Eleanor Friedberger visited the Paste studio for a live session. Anomaly interviewed poet Tommy Pico. NPR Music is streaming Bombino's new album Deran. The Michigan Daily interviewed Charles Forsman about the television adaptation of his graphic novel The End of the Fucking World. NPR Music is streaming...
Tags: Music, Japan, David, Michigan, Liz Phair, Okkervil River, Eleanor Friedberger, Bombino, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Holly, NPR Music, Charles Forsman, Rebecca Solnit, Leslie Jamison, Snail Mail, Mary Lattimore

Shorties (Korean Modernist Authors, An Oral History of Johnny Cash's At Folsom Prison Album, and more)

Words Without Borders recommended Korean modernist authors. Rolling Stone shared an oral history of Johnny Cash's At Folsom Prison album. May's best eBook deals. Drowned in Sound interviewed singer-songwriter Laura Veirs. Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Dan Sheehan. Stream a new Maltman Fair song. Electric Literature interviewed author Samantha Irby. PopMatters listed the best Teenage Fanclub songs. Catapult features new short fiction by Sharma Shields. Sigur Ros...
Tags: Music, David, Brooklyn, Rolling Stone, Chuck Palahniuk, Paul Theroux, Douglas, Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Jake Tapper, Literary Hub, Johnny Cash, Los Angeles Review of Books, Folsom Prison, Sheila Heti, Samantha Irby

Shorties (An Excerpt from Samantha Irby's New Essay Collection, A Stream of Laura Veirs' New Album, and more)

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Samantha Irby's essay collection Meaty. NPR Music is streaming Laura Veirs' new album, The Lookout. April's best eBook deals. Stream a new Maps & Atlases song. Chandler Klang Smith discussed her novel The Sky is Yours with Unbound Worlds. Audioxide reconsidered Air's Moon Safari album on its 20th anniversary. SKTCHD interviewed cartoonist Matt Fraction. Stream a new Maria Taylor song. Authors remembered Maya Angelou at Read It Forwar...
Tags: Music, New York City, David, Sudan, Dublin, New York Times Magazine, Joan, Maya Angelou, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Electric Literature, Breeders, Maria Taylor, Jami Attenberg, NPR Books, Ed Piskor, Yumi Zouma

Shorties (Film Adaptations Disavowed by Their Original Authors, New Music from Laura Veirs, and more)

Literary Hub listed film adaptations disavowed by their original authors. Stream a new Laura Veirs song (that features Sufjan Stevens). February's best eBook deals. Psych duo Mint Fields broke down their album Pasar De Las Luces at Drowned in Sound. The New Yorker on the short fiction of Kate Braverman. Stream a new Clint Michigan song. BuzzFeed shared a short story from Ramona Ausubel's new collection Awayland. Paste listed the best southern rock albums of all time. Fres...
Tags: Music, Hbo, Sufjan Stevens, David, Ariel Pink, Peter Carey, Yo La Tengo, David Byrne, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Willa Cather, Los Angeles Review of Books, Lexington Kentucky, Toshi Reagon, Shondaland, Peter Brewis, Jen Cloher

"Best Books of 2017" Lists Update - December 5th

For the tenth straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating regularly. Please feel free to e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online media list I have missed. See also: Largehearted Boy's List of Essential and Interesting 2017 Year-End Music Lists. Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Largehearted Boy to support the website and posts like these. Today's Upda...
Tags: Music, Bloomberg, David, New York Times, Vogue, Bill Gates, The Times, Uproxx, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Australian Financial Review, School Library Journal, Daily Press, Inc, IGN, NPR Books

Shorties (Griffin Dunne on His Joan Didion Documentary, Stream a New Tune-Yards Song, and more)

Griffin Dunne talked to the Guardian and New York Times about his documentary Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold. Stream a new Tune-Yards song. Electric Literature interviewed author Viet Thanh Nguyen. Brett Anderson talked to Stereogum about her life after the Donnas broke up. Poet Nikki Giovanni discussed her new book A Good Cry with Salon. Japanese Breakfast played a Tiny Desk Concert. Afshin Shahidi discussed his new book of photographs, Prince: A Private View, with Salo...
Tags: Music, David, New York Times, Joan Didion, John Freeman, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Robyn Hitchcock, Electric Literature, Angel Olsen, Ron Chernow, Nora, St Paul The Broken Bones, Nikki Giovanni, Ulysses S Grant, Paul Janeway, Samantha Irby

Matt Bellassai: 10 Books That Make Me Laugh Every Single Time

Matt Bellassai’s name probably rings a bell for many of you; he is the first ever recipient of the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Social Media Star and host of the hit web series "Whine About It,” where he complains about various and sundry things while swilling wine (of course). When most of us do this, it's annoying, but Bellassai has made bitching an art form, and Everything Is Awful: And Other Observations elicits some much needed belly laughs. Who does a comedy writer turn to when he ne...
Tags: Books, Guest Posts, David Beckham, Humor, Nora Ephron, Best Books, Erin, Golden Globe, Jenny, David Sedaris, Isaac, Phoebe Robinson, Issa, Sloane Crosley, Jenny Lawson, Matt Bellassai

Shorties (An Excerpt from Paul Lynch's New Novel, An Interview with Esperanza Spalding, and more)

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from one of the year's finest novels, Paul Lynch's Grace. Salon interviewed singer-songwriter Esperanza Spalding. Phil Marcade talked to Vol. 1 Brooklyn about his memoir Punk Avenue: Inside the New York City Underground 1972-1982. INTO interviewed author Samantha Irby. Stream a new Mynabirds song. Writers shared their impression of the Charlottesville events at PEN America. Paste interviewed musician Andy Shauf. Fanzine shared a conversation be...
Tags: Music, New York City, David, Brooklyn, Dolly Parton, Sherlock Holmes, Charlottesville, Metz, Esperanza Spalding, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Siri Hustvedt, Jason Isbell, Coney Island, Kurt Vonnegut, Eileen Myles, Atomic Books Comics Preview

About My Book Hitting the New York Times Bestselling List, What Didn’t Happen and What Happens Now

Ok, so we got to talk about my book. 11 months ago, on September 13, 2016, I became an author. After getting an agent, writing a proposal, selling it and then getting to the work. My first book I’m Judging You: The Do Better Manual made its’ debut into the world, published by Henry Holt & Co. (an imprint of Macmillan) and I was thrilled! Me on launch day! And from the get go, my goal for this book was for it to hit the New York Times Bestseller list, because I knew that my book could not fail....
Tags: Facebook, David Brooks, Florida, Shonda Rhimes, Nigeria, US, South Africa, New York Times, Marie Claire, BAE, Humor, Kenya, Macmillan, Sam, Samantha, Ny Times

Steve Bannon’s Face is the Physical Embodiment of Soul Rot

Lemme start by saying HELL YES I will body and face shame every single member of the Cheeto Satan inner circle without guilt. None of them know how to act (remember Kellyanne Conway putting her feet on the couch). They go low and I go gutter. Anywho, one of the closest minions is Steve Bannon, white nationalist, terrorist enabler and the reason for nightmares. He also happens to own a face that was meant for radio. On mute. There’s a photo of Steve Bannon floating around the internet this week t...
Tags: Politics, White House, Nazis, Rebecca, Humor, Angel, Kim, Annie, Katniss, Indiana Jones, Leia, Sarah, Monique, Steve, Ana, Michelle

A List Of Things I Care More About Right Now, At 2:05 PM EST, Than I Care About O.J. Simpson’s Parole Hearing

(Photo by Steve Marcus-Pool/Getty Images) 1. This surprisingly tasty gluten-free donut I just ate 17 minutes ago. 2. The thought of whether its too soon to get another donut, and if two donuts in an hour is a decision I really need to be making, even if said donut is gluten-free. 3. The homie Aisha Harris’ review of Girls Trip, which makes me want to see it now. 4. Whether I should have left the windows in my car cracked a bit because its hot as fuck in Pittsburgh today. 5. The fact that it’s on...
Tags: Facebook, Featured, Blogging, Pop Culture, Lists, Derrick Rose, O J Simpson, Pittsburgh, Dan Gilbert, Cavs, Deron Williams, Natal, Samantha Irby, Parole, Yoga Pants, Girls Trip

Shorties (The Longlist for the Center For Fiction's First Novel Prize, Stream the New Waxahatchee Album, and more)

The Center For Fiction has announced the long list for its First Novel Prize. Katie Crutchfield talked to Paste about the new Waxahatchee album Out in the Storm. Stream the album at NPR Music. Hazlitt interviewed author Samantha Irby. Stream a new song. Elizabeth Crane talked to the Los Angeles Review of Books about her short story collection Turf. Maz Richter shared a track-by-track breakdown of his album Behind the Counter at Drowned in Sound. The Otherppl podcast intervie...
Tags: Music, Ray Bradbury, Los Angeles, David, Rosewater, Joan Didion, Npr, Iceland, Wiley, Elle, Financial Times, Jorge Luis Borges, Kurt Vonnegut, Henry, Noam Chomsky, Thurston Moore

What to Read This Summer

Summer is here and that means vacations, staycations, or just the sun still shining when you get home from work. Love that. So, what to read when you're 30,000 feet in the air or have your toes in the sand?  We've got some suggestions for great summer reads.  Fiction is always a good bet when it's time to take a break from the daily grind and let our minds think about something other than the latest news reports and trash TV.  Or trashy TV news reports.  But I digress.  A few top picks for what...
Tags: Books, Features, Lists, Noah Hawley, Neal Stephenson, Editor's Picks, Don, Stephenson, Crouch, John Grisham, Grisham, Seira Wilson, Literature + Fiction, Galland, Kristin Hannah, Samantha Irby

Best Books of June: Nonfiction

Here are a few of our favorite nonfiction titles for May. See more of our nonfiction picks, and all of the Best Books of the Month Samantha Irby brings a collection of funny (at times hilarious) and poignant essays in We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. There were more than a few times that I caught myself laughing out loud while reading these glimpses into Irby's life and observations, and other times that I felt like she had climbed into my mind and said all the things I'm not edgy enough to vo...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Greenland, Chris, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Helen Keller, LANG, Best of the Month, Jon Foro, Samantha Irby, Irby, Penny Mann Shop, Langdon Cook, Christopher Knowlton, Big Ocean, Morten Stroksnes

Shorties (June's Best New Books, An Oral History of Radiohead's OK Computer Album, and more)

The Millions and Book Riot previewed June's best new books. Rolling Stone shared an oral history of the making of Radiohead's OK Computer album. Vulture and Powell's interviewed Samantha Irby about her new essay collection We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. Stream a new Broken Social Scene song. Matt Bell on the writings of Denis Johnson at Electric Literature. Drowned in Sound interviewed Natalie Mering, AKA Weyes Blood. Matthew Sharpe talked short fiction with Playboy. Str...
Tags: Music, New York, America, James Brown, Radiohead, David, House, Elizabeth Strout, Jane Austen, Fleetwood Mac, Rolling Stone, Franklin Foer, Evelyn Waugh, Richard Wright, Sadie Dupuis, Augusten Burroughs

Shorties (Recommended Summer Reading, Recounting MP3 Blogging's Golden Age, and more)

Newsday recommended books for summer reading. The FADER hosted a roundtable discussion about mp3 blogging's golden age. Vol. 1 Brooklyn shared an excerpt from Michael Seidlinger's book Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves. Katie and Allison Crutchfield covered Sleater-Kinney's "Modern Girl." Emerging Writers Network interviewed author Jensen Beach. Stream a new song by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. The New York Times features a new essay by Samantha Irby. Rolling Stone recomm...
Tags: Music, New York, David, Brooklyn, New York Times, Bill Gates, Smithsonian, Kate Bush, Rolling Stone, Penny Marshall, Nick Cave, Boxer, Nme, Bryce Dessner, Chinua Achebe, Atomic Books Comics Preview

Shorties (An Interview with Mary Gaitskill, The Continued Relevance of Radiohead's OK Computer, and more)

Fresh Air interviewed Mary Gaitskill about her new essay collection Somebody With a Little Hammer. The Quietus examined the continued relevance of Radiohead's OK Computer album 20 years after its release. Samantha Irby talked to Chicago magazine about her new essay collection We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. Stream a new song by . shared an excerpt from Catherynne M. Valente's novel The Refrigerator Monologues. BrooklynVegan interviewed singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche. ...
Tags: Music, New York, Mexico, Tor, Chicago, Radiohead, David, Jane Austen, Banksy, Penny Marshall, Trent Reznor, Bethlehem, Brooklynvegan, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Zeppelin, Dakota

Bookmark It

In this edition, a Bachelorette wannabe, a cruise from hell, and two inebriated Norwegians take on Jaws... Penny Mann: Three books are topping my list for this weekend. First, the new Grisham, Camino Island. This latest thriller takes us to the shores of Florida and into the world of the rare (and yes, sometimes illegal) book trade. After Grisham, I am planning on switching it up a bit and checking out We Are Never Meeting In Real Life - a collection of essays from the always funny and poignant ...
Tags: Books, Florida, Features, United States, Pakistan, Humor, Mystery, South America, Arundhati Roy, Dick, Amazon Books, MOGADISHU Somalia, Maile Meloy, Mark Bowden, Ahab, Grisham

I’m YoungOld and So Are You

One of my favorite people, Samantha Irby, always talks about how old she is. Last week was her birthday, so in honor of the day the world got slightly less shitty, I had to tell people how old I am. I’m “If I wear heels out in public, I got a pair of flats in my bag” years old. I don’t have time for discomfort and the way my don’t give a fuck is set up, I’ll switch to those flats in a hot second. I’m “Golden Girls is now on Hulu and that news made me squeal” years old. Anywho, I dropped this on ...
Tags: Old, Humor, Starbucks, Npr, Kim, Ellen, Hulu, Taylor, Samantha, Kristen, Sarah, Elise, Erin, Liz, Random, Judy

Is “Homie” Spelled Homie Or Homey? (Hint: It’s Totally, Definitely, Absolutely Homie)

Yesterday, the homie (See how I spelled it there?) Samantha Irby posted a Facebook status where she shared a conversation she had with her copyeditor about a line in her new book. Samantha spelled homie “homie” (the right way), but her editor suggested that homey is the preferred spelling. This spawned a debate on her page, with most (sane) people agreeing that homie is the proper spelling, while some (like Panama Jackson) prefer the shitty, terrible, and wrong version. (Learning this about Pana...
Tags: Facebook, Featured, Mahershala Ali, Blogging, Samantha, Panama, Theory & Essay, Panama Jackson, Stormfront, Samantha Irby, Homey, Michael Beach

West Coast (Seattle-SF-LA), I’m Here To Sign Some Books!

My peeps. This week, I continue my book tour by being in the West Coast! I gotta show love to LuvvNation and sign some copies of I’m Judging You! Yesterday, I spoke at Amazon Seattle to their internal team about my book, my career and how I use my voice for service. That was incredible and they catered with cajun food from Jamil’s Big Easy. Jambalaya, red beans and rice, fish. It’s like they know my spirit. It was such a cool way to kick off my pacific standard time. Tonight, I’ll be in convers...
Tags: La, Boston, Book, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Chile, Humor, Logitech, Beverly Hills, West Coast, Seattle, Seattle Public Library, Angela, Lindy, Anywho

Oh Shit, We're Getting A Meaty TV Show From Abbi Jacobson and Jessi Klein

I will dispense with any puns about carnivores, bloody steaks and filet mignon to bring you this news with the amount of excitement it deserves: A show based on Samantha Irby’s book Meaty is currently in development at FX and I could not be happier!!Read more...
Tags: News, Abbi Jacobson, Jessi Klein, Samantha Irby

My DC and Chicago Book Tour Stops Are Gonna Lack Behavior

When I envisioned the book tour for my debut book I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual, I wanted it to be a celebration of this achievement. Also, I wanted to do fun things with my friends who are also kinda big deals and cannot be trusted to behave properly in public. Because we are tribe. This is why my Washington DC and Chicago stops are gonna be a problem. THE BEST PROBLEM EVER!!! Lemme tell you why. DC My DC stop is with Damon Young of VSB is the blog that I recomme...
Tags: Book, Chicago, Brooklyn, Washington Dc, Humor, Sam, Damon, Damon Young, Hella, My Life, Samantha Irby, I'm Judging You

About Kim Kardashian’s Receipts and the Damsel in Distress, Taylor Swift

There are few times when I will high five Kim Kardashian for anything she does and this is one of those times. Because I’m petty. Lemme give you the quick rundown of what happened. Kanye West released his “Famous” single and there’s a line in it that says “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous / God damn I made that bitch famous.” Taylor Swift, the subject of that portion, has gone on to publicly say it’s offensive (which it is). But the tea of it all is ...
Tags: Music, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Instagram, Kanye West, Humor, Taylor, Kris Jenner, Kanye, Burns, Storify, Famous folks, About That, Samantha Irby