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The Mark Twain House & Museum, Talk

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

A hilarious new essay collection from #1 New York Times bestselling fan-favorite Samantha Irby invites us to share in the gory particulars of her real life, all that festers behind the glitter and glam. Irby’s career has taken her to new heights. But nothing is ever as it seems online, where she can crop out all the ugly parts. Quietly Hostile makes light as Irby takes us on another outrageously funny tour of all the gory details that make up the true portrait of a life behind the screenshotted depression memes. Relatable, poignant, and uproarious, once again, Irby is the tonic we all need to get by. 

 Virtual: Choose your own price for non-members. Free for members. REGISTER HERE. 

Copies of Quietly Hostile are available for purchase through the Mark Twain Store; proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum. Books will be shipped after the event. We regret that we are NOT able to ship books outside the United States as it is cost-prohibitive to do so. 


About the Author: Samantha Irby is an American comedian, essayist, blogger, and television writer. She is the creator and author of a blog where she writes humorous observations about her own life and modern society more broadly. Her books We Are Never Meeting in Real Life and Wow, No Thank You. were both New York Times best-sellers. She is a recipient of the 2021 Lambda Literary Award for bisexual nonfiction. 


About the Moderator: Kenice performs stand up comedy around the world and recently made her late night debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. In 2021, she was listed as one of Vulture’s Comedians You Should and Will Know. In 2022, she performed at the Netflix is A Joke Festival as part of the taped show “Introducing….”. She is currently a digital creator at Comedy Central and works with Goodlaugh, an organization using comedy for social good. 


June 13
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT


Mark Twain House & Museum
351 Farmington Ave
Hartford, CT
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