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Wow, no Thank you : : Essays

Irby, Samantha. Book - 2020 814.6 Ir, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Literary Arts / Essays / Irby, Samantha 10 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 3.7 out of 5

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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"--Amazon.com.

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Vulgar and Wildly Amusing submitted by sVfGI7Glt2pz7GZgVB90 on July 5, 2020, 7:32am An immersive, chuckle-inducing treatise on herself and the social world she dwells in. Having left Chicago and her job as a vet's receptionist, the protagonist moves to California where she lives with her wife. ALERT: Not for everyone. E.g. There's a bit too much about her lavatory routines and her bodily fluids

Well, I am a fan of poop and Kalamazoo... submitted by sushai on August 21, 2020, 12:44pm so this book was Mr. Right for me. I think a lot of it might have been harder to follow if I hadn't read We are Never Meeting in Real Life first, but now I'm thinking I probably should have started with Meaty. I am not a laugh-out-loud person and think 95% of typical comedy movies are pathetic and formula, but I laughed my way through this like nobody's business, and not just the parts about poop. Irby's essays are relatable, even for a middle-aged white woman like me.

Wow, no thank you to this book submitted by Susan4Pax -prev. sueij- on June 16, 2022, 10:25pm Wow, no thank you to this book. I’m the right demographic, but find absolutely nothing funny about an entire book of “here’s why I’m not cool,” “here’s why I’m too old,” and other various “wow, everything sucks then and now”-vibe essays. I will readily admit that I like novels more than short stories or essays, so this wouldn’t have been my pick except it was a book club choice, but I’m still always game for whatever my book club is reading. I found nothing appealing about someone spending 300+ pages telling me why everything is going wrong.

I once read that a story is when “something happens and then something changes.” Irby doesn’t use any of her situations to talk about change, growth, learning, reflection, or anything that sheds light on the world. It’s only “this all sucks.” I read the first 134 pages, then the last two essays (on my teen son’s rec, because maybe she’d saved the best for last or something?), so in the end I read about 55% of the book. What a waste of time.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Vintage Books, 2020.
Year Published: 2020
Description: 319 pages ; 21 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780525563488
0525563482

SUBJECTS
Irby, Samantha.
Women authors, American -- 21st century -- Biography.
African American authors -- 21st century -- Biography.
Authors, American -- 21st century -- Biography.
Autobiography/ Personal Memoirs.
Humor/ Essays.