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Wow, No Thank You
Wow, No Thank You | Samantha Irby
176 posts | 147 read | 7 reading | 96 to read
Staring down the barrel of her fortieth year, Samantha Irby is confronting the ways her life has changed since the days she could work a full 11 hour shift on 4 hours of sleep, change her shoes and put mascara on in the back of a moving cab and go from drinks to dinner to the club without a second thought. Recently, things are more 'Girls Gone Mild.' In Wow, No Thank You Irby discusses the actual nightmare of living in a rural idyll, weighs in on body negativity (loving yourself is a full-time job with shitty benefits) and poses the essential question: Sure sex is fun but have you ever googled a popular meme?
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DimeryRene
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I had to get another. 😂

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jenniferw88
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Cinfhen 🐰👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 9mo
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jenniferw88
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#weeklyforecast @Cinfhen

Continue Dr No
Finish Wow, No Thank You which I started today
Perhaps start Tess of the D'Urbevilles if I'm home from hospital tomorrow.

Cinfhen 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼😘 9mo
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Bookboss
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My first Samantha Irby! I enjoyed her humor, and I was stunned by her openness. She candidly talks about her medical issues, body fluids, and worries. Her voice made her story of hard work and success fresh and engaging. The audiobook was read by the author, which showcased her storytelling abilities.

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monalyisha
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Samantha Irby is one of those writers who I‘m sure is an amazing, hilarious friend. Unfortunately, I don‘t think a book is the right format for her musings. To be fair, I think this about many writers whom other people love (see: Jenny Lawson, Phoebe Robinson, et al). Irby‘s Wikipedia page refers to her as “a comedian, essayist, blogger, & television writer.” Each of the preceding titles seems like a better fit than “author” or “memoirist.” 👇🏻

monalyisha 1/3: I know there are people who greedily consume her collections but I‘m never going to be one of them. I think small, informal doses of her writing is the way to go. (Is this what they mean by “micro dosing”? 🍄) 13mo
monalyisha 2/3: Because we‘re roughly the same age (she‘s older by 6 years), my favorite essay was “Late-1900s Time Capsule”, which is about creating a mix tape. From They Might Be Giants to Ani DiFranco, Fiona Apple, and The Smashing Pumpkins, we have very similar taste in music. When she called DMB‘s Under the Table and Dreaming “a masterpiece” and proclaimed, “If you hate Dave Matthews, that shit is on you,” I almost cheered. (edited) 13mo
monalyisha 3/3: I know it‘s cool to hate but it‘s braver to love confidently and unabashedly. I wish I could confidently and unabashedly love this book…but I think I‘d be much happier with a substack. 🤷‍♀️ 13mo
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Clare-Dragonfly I haven‘t read Samantha Irby but that is exactly how I feel about Jenny Lawson. Actually, she reminds me a lot of one of my friends! 13mo
monalyisha @Clare-Dragonfly Though it pained me, I also bailed on Lindy West‘s “Shit, Actually” for the same reason. I subscribe to her Butt News, though, which is the same content as her book (movie reviews) in newsletter format, & it makes me chortle on the reg. (edited) 13mo
AlaMich I love Irby but I totally get how she isn‘t for everyone. Or how the essay format might not appeal to everyone. 13mo
monalyisha @AlaMich I think books by comedian-bloggers just typically aren‘t my thing…with the exception of R. Eric Thomas, whose newest is due out in August! I‘m crossing my fingers so hard that my love of his first collection (Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America) wasn‘t a fluke. 13mo
peanutnine I just read another of her books and felt the same way! Like I get the appeal but not for me 13mo
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monalyisha
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“Writing a book feels like it should be an event — a thing that serious people sit down and plan to do. I‘ve never planned anything in my life. I still don‘t…I don‘t say this to brag. I‘m admitting to you that I‘m an ill-prepared child-person…I don‘t do anything hard because my life has already been hard…but they really did make it sound like something I could just wake up and do, which is my main criteria for 99% of the things I take on.”

monalyisha Ahem. I know self-deprecating humor is her thing but also: there is some truth to this! And I think the truthful kernel is why I didn‘t love her book. 13mo
JamieArc I have the same thoughts. I‘ve only tried one book, and expected to really like it after all the love it gets, but found it pretty repetitive and not very funny. I thought I was alone in that. 13mo
monalyisha @JamieArc I think if you trust that you & I are together, you‘d be right most of the time. 😉 13mo
monalyisha @JamieArc I will say that I loved her description of herself as “a doughy creative.” Relatable. 👯‍♀️ And her response to people (continually) mistaking her for Roxane Gay: “Am I smart enough to write sharp, cultural criticism? No! Am I fat and typing words on a computer? Absolutely yes.” (And for the record, I do think she‘s smart.) (edited) 13mo
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monalyisha
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“I can‘t cite credible sources and exhaustive studies to prove that growing up poor is basically a financial death sentence no matter how well you do later in life because I‘m not a sociologist writing a textbook but…if I had access to generational wealth, I probably could be a sociologist writing a textbook.”

monalyisha Note: If I had access to generational wealth, I could also buy this cashmere sweatshirt, on-sale from Lingua Franca NYC for the low, low price of $380! 😅 (edited) 13mo
julesG I hear you, on both accounts. Been ogling a pair of merino-wool blend culottes earlier. But €150 for a pair of trousers my cats will shred on the first day? 13mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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Funny, chaotic, hilariously honest essays that made me want to read everything Irby has ever written.

My faves were 'girls gone mild', 'love and marriage', and 'hello, 911?'

#pop23 - rabbit on cover @Megabooks @squirrelbrain @jenniferw88 @Cinfhen @alisiakae @BarbaraBB @KarenUK @Laughterhp @Cortg @IndoorDame @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @MissHel @AshleyHoss820 @Ruthiella @OriginalCyn620 @BookBelle84 @jlhammar @graciouswarriorprincess

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

squirrelbrain I‘ve wanted to read this author for a long time - bumping her up my list now! 1y
jlhammar Irby is great. Really looking forward to her new one 1y
RaeLovesToRead @squirrelbrain Yes! Do it! (And the bunny on the cover is so cute!!) 1y
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RaeLovesToRead @jlhammar I will be purchasing! 😁 1y
Meshell1313 ✅stacked! 1y
Branwen I love how funny and self deprecating she is! 😂 1y
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RaeLovesToRead
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I need to LAMINATE this passage.

"I have often listened to the words a person I was in love with said to me & ignored what they actually meant, to instead project onto them what I wanted it to mean. That shit will keep you in a weird emotional death spiral for the rest of your relationship until you shake yourself out of it, & you don't deserve that."

There is a duality to knowing something with your brain, but not accepting it with your heart.

MicheleinPhilly I ❤️ her so much! 1y
RaeLovesToRead @MicheleinPhilly The bit where she was describing getting kicked out of a club for taking her trousers off CREASED me 🤣🤣 1y
Branwen She's amazing! 1y
BarbaraBB I‘ve never read her but I guess I should! 1y
gossamerchild She absolutely rocks. I adore her. 1y
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RaeLovesToRead
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Ruthiella I‘ve already read four of those in the past . I picked up this on a whim at the library 1y
Cinfhen I‘ve read and really liked 1y
Cortg Oooh, thanks for putting this together! The one in the middle, Bunny, is super weird but I oddly enjoyed it. I‘m thinking about reading Cursed Bunny or the tagged book 🐇🐰🐇 1y
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sarahbarnes What @Cinfhen said - I really liked Rabbits for Food. 1y
BarbaraBB I‘ve read three of these. I enjoyed Rabbit Run and Cursed Bunnies! 1y
rabbitprincess Someday I will read Wow, No Thank You because of that cover 😂 1y
RaeLovesToRead @Ruthiella @Cinfhen @Cortg @sarahbarnes @BarbaraBB @rabbitprincess These are all on my TBR 😊 and yes, the bunneh on Wow, No Thank You is craaaazy cute! 🥰🐰 1y
CBee My contribution (not that you asked but 🤷‍♀️😂) would be 1y
RaeLovesToRead @CBee Awesome! I feel like I need to start a new shelf on GR, entitled Bunnehhhs 🐰🐰🐰 1y
CBee @RaeLovesToRead you should! Because bunnies 🐰 💚 1y
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RaeLovesToRead
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Today's book haul. OK... book hauls.

New book buying ban to be implemented soon 😬

HOW AWESOME ARE ALL THESE NEW BOOKS THOUGH?!?!??!

Mandoul Thats some haul 👌 To:ky:oo looks really good. 1y
dabbe I can smell the paper from here.❣️ 1y
RaeLovesToRead @Mandoul I ADORE Liam Wong's photography. He does the kind of cyberpunk-esque nightscapes that speak to my soul 😄 If you get a chance to have a look at his work, do it!! 😁 1y
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RaeLovesToRead @dabbe Three bookshops (two independent) and I am SO excited about the results! 😊🙃 1y
Soubhiville I ❤️ Samantha Irby! Just preordered her new book. 1y
TheSpineView Score!💙📘📚📚📚 1y
Branwen WHAT A FANTASTIC HAUL! 💕📚💕 Which one are you most excited for? 1y
RaeLovesToRead @Branwen ALL OF THEM!!! Probably the Liam Wong, the Irby and the new Hanna Jameson (because I loved The Last so much) 1y
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arlenefinnigan
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This is great, a really enjoyable read. It's always good to hear a fellow supposed grown-up describe in detail how they don't know what the fuck they're doing either. She's hilariously honest about her chronic illness and her previous chaotic dating experiences. Definitely recommend listening on audiobook.

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arlenefinnigan
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#ReadHarder challenge 19: a book by a POC that's about joy, not trauma.

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Sweettartlaura
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Just got a friend request on Goodreads from some guy.
Checked out what he reads - I don‘t need to fill my feed with stuff i‘m not interested in.

And it‘s allllllllll stuff like this 🤦🏻‍♀️
Nope! 💁🏻‍♀️😂😖

ravenlee 🤣😳🤨🤣 2y
rubyslippersreads Yikes! 😳 2y
Susanita Oh dear 2y
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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It would seem that Irby‘s schtick is to be confrontationally honest about the kinds of things most of us would rather die than talk about. Sure, plenty of people find her essays “gross” or “too much information”, but for those of us who find her honesty refreshing, she‘s a marvel. It‘s not going to be for everyone, but it sure is for me. Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/wow-no-thank-you-samantha-irby/

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allureofbeauty
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This is a pan and a bail. I DNF‘d at about 60%. Was reading it for a book club. I thought it was going to be funnier. Or at least amusing and I found it to be neither. I felt like the author was trying too hard.

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KristiAhlers
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Y‘all I laughed out loud until I cried more than once. It‘s amazing how she takes common day issues and breaks it down to pure hilarity. From grooming to dealing with a ghost I can‘t even. Worth picking up. #readingchallenge2022

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behudd
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I am not a great reader of essay or short story collections, so this was an interesting stretch for me. I laughed out loud *frequently* and enjoyed reading it, but then was always shocked with how much more there was to read & how long it felt like it took me to finish.
Even so, I‘m interested in going back and reading Irby‘s other works, so I‘m glad this was picked for my book club as it continues to push me outside my comfort zone.

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Kitta
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Bailedbailed

I‘m so sorry to my friend who lent me this, but it‘s really just not for me. I want to spend my time reading things I‘m fully engaged in and maybe I‘ll come back to this one day when I‘m more in the mood.

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behudd
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I live for a glamorous lifestyle blog featuring some gorgeous ingenue with piles of secret wealth that she never divulges to the unsuspecting slobs on the other side of the screen.

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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Kitta
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Was given this to read by a friend, not normally my style but going to give it a go! The bunny on the cover is so cute.

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behudd
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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AileenRR
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Much better read with the eyes than with the ears. In turns funny, cringey, gross, and full of heart.

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guinsgirlreads
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The wonderful @Avanders sent me a #justbecause fall package and I am just in love with all of it! I will be trying that Kahula coffee ASAP! 😁 Thank you so much! 🧡😊 I owe you one! 😉💚

Avanders You‘re super welcome!! 😘😘 3y
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LeafingThroughLife
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Trying to do some of this beach reading all the people talk about. 🏖🏖📖😁

TheKidUpstairs LOVE your bookmark! 😍😍😍 3y
LeafingThroughLife @TheKidUpstairs Thanks! Someone got me a pack of them for Christmas in all different shapes. I like this one best! 3y
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Victoriahoperose
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This was super funny and relatable. I love how honest the author is and how she writes about her life in a way that makes you feel like you know her. This was super entertaining and just made me feel better in general.

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Kayla.Adriena
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"First of all, why you would ask a man anything is beyond me." ? I hope Sam would find it a little funny I used my breast pump to prop up the book for this photo ?

BookishMarginalia 😂😂😂 3y
marleed I find it funny! 3y
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I wasn‘t exactly a fan of Irby‘s “We Are Never Meeting in Real Life” when I read it a couple of years ago, but wanted to give her another try. First - her book covers are fabulous. 🤩 Second - she‘s not afraid to talk about the weird, sometimes disgusting things in life, candidly and with fervor and humor. We can all relate to some degree. It‘s oddly comforting. Definitely reading her debut collection “Meaty” next.

AlaMich IMO Meaty is the best! 3y
Cinfhen I was meh about her first collection/ not sure I want to read more…although I heard meaty is VERY FUNNY @AlaMich I‘ll wait for your review, Britt 💚 3y
wanderinglynn Love Samantha Irby! 3y
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britt_brooke @Cinfhen “Meaty” is actually her first collection (2013). Which one did you read? Was it the same one I was initially meh about? 3y
Cinfhen Oh, then yes I read her previous book 3y
Cinfhen I honestly don‘t remember/ it was a #Borrow and I bailed 3y
britt_brooke @wanderinglynn 💚 She has grown on me! 3y
britt_brooke @AlaMich I agree! I actually am finished with it, too, but behind on reviews. 😅 3y
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Good morning, little fawn! 😍 #audiowalk #dogsoflitsy

LeahBergen What a cute photo! 3y
Tera66 Awww! 🥰 3y
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britt_brooke @Tera66 Such a precious baby! It was born in the tree line between our house and our neighbor a few weeks ago. There are at least 2 more babies in the neighborhood, too. I love them! 3y
Tera66 @britt_brooke So beautiful! You are so lucky, we have a fox working our neighborhood. Beautiful too, but I'm worried he's gonna get my little dog. 3y
britt_brooke @Tera66 Oh no! Yeah, we have a couple of those, too. 3y
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nicoleh360
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“Apple put this new screen time feature on the iPhone that‘s supposed to, I don‘t know, shame me into putting down the drug they won‘t stop peddling to me??”

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Panpan

I‘m sure Irby has a loyal following but it‘s not me. Finished only to put it in my “done” column.

Kitta Just bailed on this one. It‘s not for me either. 2y
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Nalbuque
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Some books feel like tv and this is one of them. I listened to about half of it while I moved and trimmed my seedlings, without ever noticing how much time had passed. After that I needed a bit of a break... while it was an easy funny listen, some parts still had a stressful energy to them so I wouldn‘t recommend going thru the book too quickly.

#2021 #LGBTQ #BlackAuthors #WomenAuthors

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kalivha
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This book was very raw. I was not ready for it when I started it, but found my groove after a bit and ended up really appreciating it and relating to it. It talks of IBS, periods and poverty, but in a funny way.

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Book #15: I tried to listen to this as an audiobook a couple times before settling in. But ultimately, I just couldn‘t stop listening. It was like cheesy popcorn or picking a scab. Totally impossible at times to tell if I like it or if it‘s making me feel weird. But ultimately, I love having so many feels and Irby is smart, perspective and her irreverence has me cackling in my car. I loved it.

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kalivha
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I love quote bookmarks, especially when they match the book I am reading! This bookmark and the corresponding book were also from #QueerBookBox

all_4_kb 😂😂 3y
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rachelk
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More self-deprecating, witty, gross and hilarious memoir essays from Samantha Irby that made me lol and feel less alone with my midlife anxiety and occasional curmudgeonliness. Bonus if you enjoy 90‘s pop culture references!

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kalivha
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Up next: this.
You know when you look for a book for someone else, gift it and then can't stop thinking about it? That's how this made it onto my to-read. And then I got it in a subscription box (#queerbookbox) so it feels like fate.
I like to say how I want to read far and wide and keep my reading varied so I don't tire of any one genre/author. Well, this is the second queer memoir in a row. I'm sure it'll be fine but it goes against my habit.

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Catsandbooks
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5/5 ⭐️ I was having a bad day recently and wanted something funny and light to lift my spirits. I saw this was available on libby so I tried it and I'm so glad I did! I laughed out loud many times and related to so much of her life! Definitely need to read her other books now!

wanderinglynn Love Samantha Irby! 💜 3y
Catsandbooks @wanderinglynn she's hilarious! 3y
mommyincolortv I've read all of her stuff and I honestly don't which of them is funniest. They're all gems! 3y
Catsandbooks @mommyincolor so happy to hear that! 😊 3y
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Bertha_Mason
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"My friend John runs a foot fetish porn site called Feetishes™, and when he told me about it, I wasn‘t grossed out or anything, because I would masturbate to two grandfathers fucking at a bus stop."
-"Body Negativity"

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Bertha_Mason
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"Everyone thinks I‘m going to eventually die of a heart attack, but joke‘s on y‘all—it‘s definitely going to be of secondhand embarrassment."
-"Girls Gone Mild"
Mood.

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CortexVortex
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Hello, 911? Is it okay to ignore the laundry mountain because I want to keep reading?
Hello, 911? Can you send someone over to walk the dog?
Hello, 911? What do people do after finishing this book?

Megabooks 😂😂 love this review!! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 🤣 sounds like a fun read! 3y
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