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.
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....

  • karen

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!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 Never Meeting In Real Life. i went on and on about why in my rev...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Gretchen Rubin

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

  • Kelli

    Wow, ok. It's very possible that I have reached my limit with essay collections. I really loved We Are Never Meeting in Real Life....in fact, I just reread my review of that one and man, I wish I coul...