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Wow, No Thank You : Essays.

by Irby, Samantha,

Format: Print Book 2020
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A Vintage Paperback Original.
A new rip-roaring essay collection from the smart, edgy, hilarious, unabashedly raunchy, and bestselling Samantha Irby.

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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In her third essay collection, Irby shares what she's been up to since We Are Never Meeting in Real Life (2017): leaving Chicago to live in Michigan, becoming a kind of parent to her wife's kids, writing for the Hulu show, Shrill, turning 40 ( the hilarious thing about being forty is this: I don't know anything ) and lots more. One essay is a 1990s mixtape, complete with track listings and their explanations. Lesbian Bed Death is a series of statements that begin with Sure, sex is fun and end with things like but have you ever watched PBS? Hello, 911? catalogs everyday emergencies like stepping onto a moving walkway, or being the first person at a party. And despite Irby's claim that It is not that helpful! , the collection-closing story of getting her first book published will especially speak to budding writers. Irby has an uncanny ability to punctuate all the funny stuff with well-placed moments of true tenderness, making this exactly what her longtime and new readers will love and LOL over.--Annie Bostrom Copyright 2020 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Publisher Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group2020
Language English
Description 336 p.
ISBN 9780525563488
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