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New Year, Same Trash: Resolutions I Absolutely Did Not Keep (A Vintage Short Original)

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Comedian, blogger and essayist Samantha Irby is not going to be a better person this year than she was last. Nope. With a small group of woo-woo others, Irby sets seventy micro-resolutions, and then—with the rest of us—she fails at almost every single one of them.
Thoughtful, witty, poignant—the failed intentions in New Year Same Trash will make you laugh and cry. Becaus
Kindle Edition, 28 pages
Published January 24th 2017 by Vintage
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Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This year, I made no resolutions -- especially no reading resolutions. Other years, I've always planned to be disciplined about reading what's on my shelves, what's in my kindle, what's on my tbr and books friends have lent me or recommended. And I always break those resolutions. Reading is supposed to be fun or at least not to feel like a job or a chore, so I decided to give myself the freedom to wander from one book to another footloose and fancy free.

And then I read GR friend Andrew's post ab
Julie Ehlers
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: funny
LOL. I had briefly forgotten how hilarious Samantha Irby is. If you're always feeling guilty about not keeping your New Year's resolutions, read this essay and give yourself a break. ...more
chantel nouseforaname
Funny little short. I decided to read this because the year is winding down and a new year is upon us all. 2019 beckons.

A New Year always puts me into two mindsets that are at odds with one another. One where, I'm incredibly happy for all the new possibilities that the coming year has to provide and the second where I'm also sad about a whole heap of things. Sad about things that happened or didn't happen in the past year, to things that I know I'm going to struggle with in 2019 because I'm bri
Corrin Foster
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
God damn Samantha is funny.
Sarah Obsesses over Books & Cookies
omg i love this woman
Apr 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shorts, humor
I recently read a short story by Samantha IrbySamantha Irby (contained in her book We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.: Essays) and it was so funny I recommended it to 2 people and made my husband sit through my reading of it to him haha! Anyway, I thought this short would be a good introduction, and also a good way to see if she's funny beyond one short story. This was hilarious and I'm looking forward to reading more by this author :) ...more
sssnoo reads
Dec 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
This itty bitty 99 cent Kindle book is THE perfect pick for a rear-end book club. I read it in a nano second, it made me laugh, and we’ll have plenty to talk about.

It’s also the perfect essay (blurb?)to read before you compile your NY resolutions. Especially in 2020, because we all know how this year’s resolutions went, right?

May 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, english, ebook, usa
I enjoyed very much this super short read. Samantha Irby writes like she thinks, I guess. Easy and fun.
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: essays
I relate to Samantha Irby on a spiritual level. That's it. That's the review. ...more
Wayne McCoy
Mar 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
'New Year, Same Trash: Resolutions I Absolutely Did Not Keep' by comedian and blogger Samantha Irby is a short essay about how most of us actually deal with resolutions. It's pretty funny.

Samantha Irby for 2016 wrote down 70 short resolutions. The idea was simple goals that could be met. In this essay, she lists them, and how she fared. As the subtitle might suggest, she didn't do all that well with most of them.

The resolutions are grouped into categories like writing, or eating well. They inclu
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: humor, memoirs
If you haven't read her blog, bitches gotta eat, go read it. Don't even come back because she is FAR funnier than me, and I know you'll be there a while.

I snort laughed so many times reading this I lost count. Not that I was counting. It was just that...well, this is some funny shit and you should read it.

Mic drop.
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Are we the same person???

After having finished "We Are Never Meeting in Real Life" earlier this week, I knew I wanted to read more of Samantha Irby's work. This one solidified my initial takeaway: she and I are either the same person or very closely related. Like separated at birth related. Henceforth and forevermore I self-identify as a Samantha Irby. And y'all will deal!
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In a preview for her next book of essays, Samantha Irby lists dozens of "micro-resolutions" she made and explains which ones she kept. (Spoiler: Not many.) It's only 30 pages long, but it's well worth 99 cents and half an hour of your time. ...more
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was ready to give this another 5 star rating thanks to that sweet Jibri call-out again, but it loses a star for terrible pizza opinions. I read 2 pages dedicated to cat anuses in the last book, but the anti-NY pizza line was the most offended I've ever been. ...more
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Always a Delight

Seriously, Sam Irby is always worth reading. She could write a poem on a soiled napkin in, I dunno, ketchup and I would cherish that thing. Get it framed. This neat little list of “resolutions” is way better than a soiled napkin. Read it!
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: memoir
Delightful, hilarious, and entertaining as usual. This is a really good introduction to the author's writing, for people who aren't already fans of her work. Highly recommend! I love Samantha Irby, I'll read anything she writes. ...more
Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I can't wait for her next full-length book to come out! Samantha Irby is so funny. ...more
Bryony Nelson
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
So brilliant and so funny! I need more Samantha Irby in my life.
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
Quick, light, funny. I love Samantha Irby.
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I laughed out loud so many times and related to lots of these a bit too much. Read it if you need a pick me up!
Marilyn Maitland
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hilariously self aware. Even Lol’d a few times. Thank you Sam Irby!
Jun 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020, bipoc-authors
A quick read but I can always count on Samantha Irby for a good laugh. As someone who is quite found of resolutions I can’t imagine trying to commit to 70!
Sep 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a great idea - list all of your resolutions (she calls them "intentions") and then admit that you didn't do any of them. Very funny. ...more
Llyr Heller-Humphreys
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wish this author had 100 books out. I love her writing!
Felice Cohen
Oct 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
As always, laugh riot.
Dec 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: olw-2021
Very funny & so right on....very fitting as my 60th book this year, to finish my goodreads challenge!
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I just finished Meaty a few days ago and was perusing to see what other books of the author's I hadn't read yet when I stumbled upon this one. When I purchased it I was surprised at how cheap it was.

Turns it out it's just a single stand-alone essay about new years resolutions and how she didn't keep them. I still laughed uproariously reading it however.

I've read the author's first two collections of essays, and will hopefully peruse the latest "Wow No Thank You" shortly. FIVE STARS.
Jan 28, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a tiny little book of Samantha Irby’s micro-resolutions for the year 2017. She emphatically states that never makes resolutions because she knows there’s no way she’ll keep them, so why would she want to set herself up to fail? But she was tricked into doing this anyway. She lists 70 (it was supposed to be 100 but she couldn’t come up with the full set) things she seemingly sincerely thought she would be able to accomplish in a year. The list is divided into categories: Writing, Events a ...more
Fern F
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Samantha Irby has this ability to pinpoint a specific moment of life that you thought no one ever noticed and make it you go "omg, I do/think/feel that too!" And no where is this more apparent then in this slim but delightful book tabout all the resolutions we make and abandon. For instance, one of Irby's resolutions is "Drink tons more water," a goal most if not all of us have once made. But, as we quickly find out and Irby perfectly writes, we abandon it because "I don't have time to pee this ...more
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Writing supposed to be my job right now, and even as I type this I'm wondering if there's a dish that needs to be washed. Or a load of laundry I can fold."

Irby is a genius. She's one of those writers who can cut through layers to get at the meat of an issue I'm struggling with. And she writes about chronic illness, anxiety, and just the crazy shit she sees and experiences in a way that will make you literally cry laughing then turn around and make you cry ugly tears because she got it SO FUCKI
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