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Wow, No Thank You
Wow, No Thank You | Samantha Irby
163 posts | 138 read | 7 reading | 93 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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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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brittanybooks
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Very entertaining and quotable :) #book86of2022

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WJCintron WOW!! This hits deep!!!! 2mo
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BooksNBowls I hate when I do this I wish I could just erase memories lol 2mo
sarah-bear Yup🥴 2mo
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arlenefinnigan
Wow, No Thank You | Samantha Irby
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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 🤣😳🤨🤣 3mo
rubyslippersreads Yikes! 😳 3mo
Susanita Oh dear 3mo
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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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Bailedbailed

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!!! 9mo
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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!! 😘😘 1y
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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! 😍😍😍 1y
LeafingThroughLife @TheKidUpstairs Thanks! Someone got me a pack of them for Christmas in all different shapes. I like this one best! 1y
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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 😂😂😂 1y
marleed I find it funny! 1y
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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! 1y
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 💚 1y
wanderinglynn Love Samantha Irby! 1y
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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? 1y
Cinfhen Oh, then yes I read her previous book 1y
Cinfhen I honestly don‘t remember/ it was a #Borrow and I bailed 1y
britt_brooke @wanderinglynn 💚 She has grown on me! 1y
britt_brooke @AlaMich I agree! I actually am finished with it, too, but behind on reviews. 😅 1y
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britt_brooke
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Good morning, little fawn! 😍 #audiowalk #dogsoflitsy

LeahBergen What a cute photo! 1y
Tera66 Awww! 🥰 1y
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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! 1y
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. 1y
britt_brooke @Tera66 Oh no! Yeah, we have a couple of those, too. 1y
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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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Dolly
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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. 9mo
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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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wonderflood
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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

kbibliophilific 😂😂 2y
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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! 💜 2y
Catsandbooks @wanderinglynn she's hilarious! 2y
mommyincolortv I've read all of her stuff and I honestly don't which of them is funniest. They're all gems! 2y
Catsandbooks @mommyincolor so happy to hear that! 😊 2y
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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!! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 🤣 sounds like a fun read! 2y
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kalivha
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This was in my #queerbookbox today! I'm so excited, because it was actually fairly high up on the list of books I wanted to buy. I'll probably get around to reading this next month or so, which is sooner than I usually read QBB books 🤣

#queer #samanthairby

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8little_paws
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Thankfully for me this had less body humor than her other stuff, haha. She's always great for a laugh. Every time I read her though I just power through and read it like any other book. This would be best read slowly, over time, like a few essays at a time. You'll enjoy the humor more that way.

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sarahljensen
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I have now finished this amazing book. My cat looks alarmed, but he normally looks like that. I highly recommend this as a read for other humans. It really is the sort of thing that will make you laugh to yourself in a waiting room.

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sarahljensen
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Before I can get to all the new books I need to finish up with this one from the library. I can't imagine it will take long because it really is as hilarious as people keep saying it is.

8little_paws Awww your kitty 2y
sarahljensen @8little_paws he's a little snuggle bug :) 2y
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rmaclean4
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Really enjoyed this book of essays. Samantha Irby is a lot, but in a good way. She is blunt and foul mouthed and I really enjoyed hearing about her time in Chicago. I had the same issues that I have with any collection of essays. I think I would enjoy them more if I did not read the book straight through and gave some time between reading each one. The audio book is narrated by the author is terrific. 3.5 🌟

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alisiakae
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Some of the essays were hit or miss, but overall I really like Samantha Irby and will definitely check out her other books. She was just what I needed today.

#NFN2020 #nonfictionnovember #bookspinbingo

hermyknee I love her books! Especially on audio! 2y
Moonprismpower I personally found Meaty to be more fun. 2y
Clwojick Her books have been on my radar for a while now. Glad to see you enjoyed this one. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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alisiakae
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The tagged 🎧 📖, Happy Color and Sticker by Number is how I am spending the rest of my day until more election returns come in. This waiting game is 🥵😬

Puredragonstar For real 😬😬😬 2y
KVanRead Sounds like a plan! 😬 2y
JenReadsAlot It sucks! 2y
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Sargar114 So much anxiety today!!! 2y
alisiakae @Puredragonstar @KVanRead @JenReadsAlot @Sargar114 I ended up falling asleep and taking a 2 hr nap. Woke up to basically the same news cycling that I fell asleep to. Much better way to spend my time! Esp since I only slept about 7 hrs total over the last 2-3 days. My 🔋 was on Empty! 2y
Puredragonstar Yes 👏🏻 I did the exact same thing. Especially since everything is going to take a while to get counted.... I hate how slow this process is... maybe in the future their good be a better way! 2y
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alisiakae
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Currently listening to this collection of essays, which have been hit or miss, but this chapter is a major HIT.

Lesbian bed death is a laundry list of “Sure, sex is fun, but have you....”, and so many of these have me LOL so hard Maya looks at me like I‘m crazy. 🤣

And then, when I hear, “sure, sex is fun, but have you ever watched videos of Barack Obama surprising people?” It was what I didn‘t know I needed today. 💙Fave video ⬇️⬇️

alisiakae I could watch videos like this for hours! https://youtu.be/6VTUs2DUNXc 2y
CBee If he surprised me, I‘d probably faint 😂 I love him so darn much! 2y
AmyG I love him so much. I wouldn‘t be able to even speak. 2y
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KVanRead I am smiling through my tears right now. That was so lovely. I want him baaaackkk!!!! 2y
alisiakae @CBee @AmyG It wasn't a surprise, but I actually had the chance to meet both him and HRC back in 2016. The first time he hit the campaign trail for her was in Charlotte, and Maya & I got VIP tickets through the county party. Maya actually made it on to HRC's snapchat that day! HRC shook hands and moved on, but Obama stopped to chat with Maya and the girl next to her for a few minutes. 😍 It was AMAZING. 2y
AmyG Wow! Truly amazing. I got to hear him speak at U of Michigan when my daughter graduated in 2010. She was second row center. I will never forget it. (edited) 2y
CBee @4thhouseontheleft *fanning self frantically* SO AWESOME ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2y
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AlizaApp
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Samantha Irby‘s latest book of essays covers her recent life changes: getting married, moving to her wife‘s home in suburban Michigan, turning 40, learning to feel financially comfortable for the first time. I laughed out loud several times.

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EmmaMae
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I don't often gravitate towards funny things. I found the beginning of this book challenging to get into because it felt purely humour. But as it went on I enjoyed it more as she delved into things that mattered more using humour as a way to deliver her message. #bookclubreads

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Mrs_B
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This is just what I needed today to get me back into reading.
My favourite part so far has been her description of choosing between a coffee or a nap before a night out as “the ageing club kid‘s Sophie‘s choice” 😂

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rjsthumbelina
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This was funny and passed the time during my commute pretty well. I looked forward to turning it on. Not perfect, but I will probably listen to the rest of her books on #audiobook. Listened on #libby