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Wow No Thank You

A new essay collection from Samantha Irby about aging marriage settling down with step children in white small town AmericaIrby 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 bo NOW AVAILABLEthis book made me love samantha irby as much as the re

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Oks and is courted by Hollywood left Chicago and moved into a house with a garden that reuires 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 Convenience is the number one driver of everything I doIt's been a

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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 Wow ok It's very possible that I have reached my limit with essay c

  • Paperback
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  • Wow No Thank You
  • Samantha Irby
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  • 13 December 2020
  • 9780525563488

10 thoughts on “Wow No Thank You

  1. says:

    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 stop confusing Samantha and I Each time she mentioned it here I was embarrassed for you guys She’s awesome I am decent We look nothing alike There is than one big black woman writer with tattoos I just blew your mind I am sure

  2. says:

    incredible truly

  3. says:

    NOW AVAILABLEthis 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 Never Meeting In Real Life i went on and on about why in my review but you're already here so to summarize i'd never read her before and a few too many of the essays came across as self conscious and overworked like she was trying to shove humormemoir pieces through a short story filter it felt 'off' in shape and form; keeping the reader at arm's length by using too many overlaying gimmicky style flourishes as clunky as that sentence i just wrote this new collection is fantastic it's much confident and conversational and loose; it doesn't feel like writing that's been reworked too many times its best parts buried under unnecessary zazz and flair she's funny enough to justwrite to lay it all out there without second guessing any of it powering through in an engaging tone as unfussy as the essays' contents many of which are about blood poop and tears—the verymany failings of the body and the mind and the spirit she and i seem to have many areas of same shameself deprecatory overlap—i too am an ill prepared child person whose body “is a toilet” always wondering although in less perfect words “Am I ever going to stop writing the horror movie I have been starring in since the day I was born?” it is heartening to know that i'm not the only one so unsuited for 92% of life; everything from 'navigating social situations' to 'home ownership'i also appreciate her USE OF CAPITAL LETTERS FOR EMPHASIS especially as someone who just had all their similarly deployed capital letters turned into wimpy italics by an otherwise delightful editor it's kind of perfect that this book is pubbing mid uarantine because if there's anyone absolutely suited for the lifestyle it's samantha irby her “five kübler ross stages of impending social engagement dismay” is an all too familiar process—though i’m sure she receives far invitations than i do since ain't none of us going out anytime soon i'll leave it here as a reminder of olden times before returning to my 'rona cave1 Denial “Did I really tell homegirl I would meet her for dinner and drinks tonight or is this a dream?”2 Anger “WHY THE FUCK DID I AGREE TO THIS I HATE GOING PLACES AND DOING THINGS WHY WOULD THEY EVEN INVITE ME?”3 Bargaining “If I go to this restaurant tonight and I tell some jokes and act real sweet I will keep this friendship intact plus I won’t have to make up a transparent lie or sneak around trying not to like shit on Instagram and also I don’t ever have to leave my crib ever again”4 Depression “Is there anything worse in life than someone wanting to hang out with me? Especially in a fancy bar that serves ‘handcrafted’ cocktails? Maybe I can throw myself off the organic rooftop urban garden and end this miserable charade for good”5 Acceptance “Fine then I’ma just watch four episodes of SVU and eat saltines with my shoes on until it’s time to call a Lyft”back to blanket town soldcome to my blog

  4. says:

    Convenience is the number one driver of everything I doIt'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 could understand why Tom Hanks' character was talking to a coconut called Wilson in the movie Castaway My incarceration had its moments I was starting to get Stockholm Syndrome with myselfSo thank goodness for the fabliss Sam Irby What better way to spend the last day of the Easter long weekend than by hunkering down and spending time with my favourite human sloth These days disgusting cozy clothes are my main sartorial vibeSam I had previously crossed paths with her earlier book We Are Never Meeting In Real Life Which I enjoyed so much that my mouth was sore from grinning like the proverbial Cheshire Cat Despite some of the very serious topics she covered in that book overall it was a brilliant confessional of stuff that irks most of us And it's always the trivial stuff that has the highest irk factorI loved her then and I love her now Her humour is wickedly irreverent She's sassy She pulls no punches She tells it like it is She thinks what you're thinking and verbalises those thoughts Out loud Real loud Noooo filter She says stuff you'd probably only say after a very long liuid lunch with your favourite girlfriends three sheets to the windWhat's not to love about someone who openly admits An eight o'clock movie on Tuesday night sounded plausible last Thursday but now it's Tuesday afternoon And how about Going out on Saturday night sounded great on Wednesday but now Saturday is here and I'm in my cozy clothes I hear you Much as the recent shutdownlockdown is not to my liking I'm still someone who's perfectly happy to potter about and read a good book rather than 'mingle'Reading about her occasional social forays had me in stitches I am up five hours forty seven minutes and nineteen seconds past my bedtime and that is a dangerous place to be awake at rat o'clock in uncomfortable shoes and itchy eye makeupThere is so much subtle and not so subtle humour in these essays Sam has an amazing observational eye that is spot on And talks about random topics that had me amused no end I don't know if this is some sort of reverse profiling but I can usually glance at a person and know at first sight that we're probably going to get along I don't have it down to a science I'm not researching shit dude but here are some dead giveaways lists uirky attributes to being a kindred spiritThanks Sam for the great ab workout from laughing so much My sinuses have cleared as well Maybe it's a good thing I'm in social isolation so no one has to see that? Yes I grinned just as much this time around Sam you rock Incredible truly is the runaway review for this book By the author herself Too funnyWow no thank you is a winner winner chicken dinner In fact I'm going to use that title in everyday conversation Just throw it in for no good reason When I am eventually released into the world and partake in a bit of conversingThis was the perfect tonic for these way too serious and way too anxious times Do yourself a favour and settle in with this one Time will fly Trigger warning Offensive language bodily functions etc etc yadda yadda Life's too short Don't be precious Let go and laugh Disclaimer All care given but no responsibility taken or however the saying goes Turns out Wilson was a volleyball thanks Edgarr Alien Pooh for being a sharp Eagle Eye and cinephile Hmmmwell I knew he was talking to something spherical What can I say I saw the movie a decade ago 😉

  5. says:

    We all need some humor but maybe even 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 but when the day comes wondering what you were thinking Looking in your closet and wondering what pod bought some of these clothes Her Crohn's disease and lamenting her partners penchant for buying healthy snacks So much is included her comic delivery is top notchSometimes raunchy honest and pertinent this is my first introduction to this author Taken all together it is almost too much but parsed out read here and there these essays reflect life as many of us live as women

  6. says:

    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 than that — touching emotional relatable surprising And on top of all of that just tons of fun

  7. says:

    Find all of my reviews at Back when I had feelings my self esteem was a toilet Dear Sam Irby YMMV because her stories are about things like dropping hamsters due to aggressive menstrual cycles and shitting her pants and various other “swimsuit area” issues women sometimes have But she also talks about marriage and step parenting and her cats and everything else that isn’t uite so in your face and also Barry knows booksAnd she is a woman of a certain age who grew up dreaming of being able to channel the lives of Veronica Sawyer Vickie Miner and Daria Morgendorffer who listened to badass bitches like Hole and Liz Phair and believes this video could uite possibly be the great unifier Not to mention fantasizes about calling 911 regarding real life issues such as Hello 911? I’ve been lying awake for an hour each night reliving a two second awkward experience I had in front of a casual acuaintance three years ago for eight months And just gets it regarding being a fat person I can’t watch This Is Us because even though the brothers are hot and the dad is a smoke show in the first couple episodes the fat girl doesn’t get to be much than “fat” and wow no thank you Maybe there are fat people sitting around silently weeping about being fat every minute of every day but that is a redemptive arc thin people like to see on television and it’s just not the fucking truth Plus we have the same policy regarding interactions with strangers on the intertubes There’s no mute button for the woman at the grocery store who won’t stop asking you where the shampoo is even though you’re pushing your own cart while wearing both sunglasses and a coat But you know who you can mute? Everyone you hate on the Internet I double dipped on this one and read part of it on the Kindle while listening to part while taking the dog for his daily stroll through the ‘hood Irby’s delivery style just like her writing may not be for everyone but for me the dry droll reading added an extra level of hilarity If you don’t shy away from stories that are a little okay A LOT crass I recommend all three of her books

  8. says:

    37 rounded upWell is there such a thing as being too self deprecating? Irby is the ueen of anxiety and occasionally poop and she is not shy about baring all Honest funny and overly self deprecating this collection of essays grabbed my attentionThis book is about getting old ha to Irby this means turning 40 Gawd It’s about not fitting in and having crippling anxiety and physical pain to make matters worse It’s about trying to survive as a married lesbian black woman living in Podunk She documents her feelings as she tries to get out of bed every morning and as she attempts to act like a “normal” person A stand out essay was about her first writing job in HollywoodI was fickle with my rating as I soldiered on Here’s my star trek I remember nothing I was sort of liking this funny book I loved her earlier We Are Never Meeting in Real Life Essays and thought man this girl makes me laugh But concentration was low because corona was stealing the show and my laugh reflex was malfunctioning I was about a third in and I decided to set it aside and get a shot of Sedaris Which worked and got my glands and nodes all giddy Then back to Wow I went I had a good attitude I promise After all I DID return to it right? I was reading away and looked down to see I was at 6 percent I had left off at about 35 percent when I started it a month ago so WHAAAAAT? Yes I was rereading it from the start and I had remembered nothing Now granted my brain was screwed up because the virus hit so it’s partly my fault But to remember nothing? Something tells me it’s sort of the book’s fault too As in not compelling 3 stars for this so so content 1 star for me for my dufus memory You don’t have to make fun of yourself every second you know Irby goes a little overboard in putting herself down This is pretty much her whole shtick Don’t get me wrong—I love people who make fun of themselves but I was overly aware of it which means it was too much 3 stars Nervous nelly I’m happy This is one anxious tootsie I loved her talk about she survives in the world carrying around a bundle of heavy nerves that threaten to make her crash and burn I have mucho anxiety myself so it was cathartic She makes it all funny as hell and she’s super smart I forgot to mention she’s raunchy Talking about her bodily functions is a favorite topic of hers—I found it mostly a kick 4 stars Nervous nelly I’m not so happy Okay we know you’re anxious but can’t you let up a little? Same old story over and over We get it 3 stars List heaven She made me want to immediately go make some killer lists myself There are lots of lists and most are clever and laugh worthy 4 stars Hello 911 I loved this creative and funny chapter where she fantasizes calling 911 with comical problems 45 stars Dedicated to Wellbutrin Seriously she dedicated the book to Wellbutrin Anyone who dedicates their book to a psych med is going to make me dish out all the stars for the Dedication that is Love it love it love it She dedicated We Are Never Meeting in Real Life to Klonopin so this is her thing 6 stars Do NOT give me your playlist There’s an entire eternal chapter near the beginning that outlines her favorite playlist song by song and she writes about how each song made her feel BORING I really felt like I was in the wrong demographic here—I hadn’t heard of the songs they were from the 90s and I got and furious as I continued not to be able to relate I ended up skipping most of the chapter but I didn’t go out gently—I was mad at her How dare she ruin my reading experience? How dare she write about something I can’t relate to? Humph I was so mad I jumped over to Sedaris who I was uite sure would not give me his damn playlists 1 starMix it up and throw it in the blender and I end up with 37 stars rounded up I’ll definitely check out her next book but I must say this one can’t compete with We Are Never Meeting in Real Life Essays No wayPS The title is sort of interesting Does she mean someone says or does something wowsy and she wants no part of it but she says so in a polite way? Or is the “wow” pure sarcasm?Thanks to NetGalley for the advance copy

  9. says:

    Wow ok It's very possible that I have reached my limit with essay collections I really loved We Are Never Meeting in Real Lifein fact I just reread my review of that one and man I wish I could relive that feeling I loved that book Moving onthis one had some laugh out loud moments for me and a few essays I really liked but it was repetitive and of a mixed bag Also it bears repeating that those offended by profanity should look elsewhere3 stars possibly influenced by my love of her past work though

  10. says:

    Hilarious fascinating I read the essay The Worst Friend Date I Ever Had on The Cut website and immediately tracked down the book

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