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Quietly Hostile. Nerdette host Greta Johnsen and author Sam Irby sit and talk on stage for a live WBEZ event in Chicago.

Joe Nolasco

Quietly Hostile. Nerdette host Greta Johnsen and author Sam Irby sit and talk on stage for a live WBEZ event in Chicago.

Joe Nolasco

Everything’s garbage. Sam Irby makes it better.

Joe Nolasco

   

This week’s episode is a super special one! Nerdette had the great privilege of hosting a live WBEZ event with Samantha Irby to celebrate the release of her newest book Quietly Hostile. Like her other books, it’s a collection of essays that span a huge variety of topics. She writes about lesbian nun porn fantasies, living with teenage stepkids, why her wife has SO many condiments in their fridge, and chronic illness. (If you’ve read Sam’s work before, you won’t be surprised to hear it includes a lot of diarrhea.)

In addition to her essays, Sam also writes for TV. She wrote for And Just Like That…, the new Sex and the City reboot, along with the cartoon Tuca & Bertie and the Hulu adaptation of Lindy West’s book Shrill.

We chatted about her relationship to fans who know intimate details about her life, why she hates New York, and her favorite toilet paper

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