Wow, No Thank You

Wow, No Thank You


Book - 2020
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"Irby is forty, and increasingly uncomfortable in her own skin despite what Inspirational Instagram Infographics have promised her. She has left her job as a receptionist at a veterinary clinic, has published successful books and has been friendzoned by Hollywood, left Chicago, and moved into a house with a garden that requires repairs and know-how with her wife in a Blue town in the middle of a Red state where she now hosts book clubs and makes mason jar salads. This is the bourgeois life of a Hallmark Channel dream. She goes on bad dates with new friends, spends weeks in Los Angeles taking meetings with "TV executives slash amateur astrologers" while being a "cheese fry-eating slightly damp Midwest person," "with neck pain and no cartilage in [her] knees," who still hides past due bills under her pillow. The essays in this collection draw on the raw, hilarious particulars of Irby's new life. Wow, No Thank You is Irby at her most unflinching, riotous, and relatable."
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2020
Branch Call Number: 814.6 I65wn
Characteristics: xii, 319 p. ; 21 cm


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Nov 16, 2020

Wow, no thank you. I'm CLEARLY not this author's intended audience. I only made it to page 4 (the second page) before the voice and profanity turned me off. Way off. Fast. DNF. Won't try again. Americans must have a far higher tolerance for such c@)p than I do. Why do authors think it's necessary to swear? ugh. Wow, no thank you.

VaughanPLDaniela Aug 10, 2020

Crass, unapologetic, and charmingly self-deprecating, Samantha Irby's newest essay collection is the humourous escape I've been craving. From her unpredictable bowels, to her views on "detachment parenting," Irby's raw emotional honesty shines bright in this thought-provoking, laugh-out-loud memoir.

Jun 28, 2020

Maybe not as laugh out loud funny as We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, but still hilarious with just the right amount of pathos. A great quarantine listen.

multcolib_karene Apr 30, 2020

There is nobody I'd rather be stuck in quarantine with than Samantha Irby. If you enjoy audiobooks, please do listen to her audio version of this one. She can talk to me all day.

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