Wow, No Thank You.

Wow, No Thank You.

A new essay collection from Samantha Irby about aging, marriage, settling down with step-children in white, small-town America.

Irby is turning forty, and increasingly uncomfortable in her own skin. She has left her job as a receptionist at a veterinary clinic, has published successful books and is courted by Hollywood, left Chicago, and moved into a house with a garden that requires repairs and know-how with her wife and two step-children in a small white, Republican town in Michigan where she now hosts book clubs. This is the bourgeois life of dreams. She goes on bad dates with new friends, spends weeks in Los Angeles taking meetings with "skinny, luminous peoples" while being a "cheese fry-eating slightly damp Midwest person," "with neck pain and no cartilage in [her] knees," and hides Entenmann's cookies under her bed and unopened bills under her pillow.

Title:Wow, No Thank You.
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780525563488
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    Wow, No Thank You. Reviews

  • Roxane

    This was smart, funny and charming as with Irby’s other books. I enjoyed reading it. Few writers do self deprecation to elucidate a larger point as well as she does. Also white people. Y’all must ...

  • Samantha Irby

    incredible, truly....

  • Kat

    i will quite literally read anything that samantha irby slaps her name on, and i can almost guarantee it will make me laugh right the fuck out loud. this book was a hoot, and it only took me so long t...

  • karen

    oooh, goodreads choice awards finalist for best humor 2020! what will happen?this book made me love samantha irby as much as the rest of you already do. 'cuz i admit—i was not crazy about We Are Nev...

  • Nat K

    "Convenience is the number one driver of everything I do."It's been a tough few weeks. Working from home and social distancing was starting to mess with my mojo. Even as a natural born introvert, I co...

  • Diane S ?

    We all need some humor, but maybe even more so during this time. Funny, heck yes, but also so much with with I could identify. Out with friends and wishing to be home. Making plans on a certain day bu...

  • Jasmine Guillory

    Samantha Irby’s writing cracks me up on a consistent basis so I went into this book ready to be entertained. And I was, but it was also so much more than that — touching, emotional, relatable, sur...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Back when I had feelings, my self-esteem was a toilet. Dear Sam Irby . . . . . YMMV because her stories are about things like droppin...

  • Debbie

    3.7 (rounded up)Well, is there such a thing as being too self-deprecating? Irby is the queen of anxiety (and occasionally, poop), and she is not shy about baring all. Honest, funny, and overly self-de...

  • Allison

    The title says it all. Clearly I am not the target audience for this piece, but I can only give my opinion. My general impression was the author is trying too hard. The rapid-fire barrage of self-depr...