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Wow, No Thank You

 Author: Samantha Irby  Category: Essay  Publisher: Vintage  Published: March 31, 2020  Language: English  File Size: 3.87 MB  Tags: autobiographyBiographycomedyessayHumorMemoirNonfictionshort stories |  Download PDF


Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby is  about the right to do only what you can, aging, marriage, settling down with step-children in white, small-town America.


It is a collection of 18 essays written.

Famous Quotes:

Eating habits need to be judged — it’s a fact of life. Like the fact that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.

I need to power down and charge up. Being a person is exhausting.

I’ve always felt like royalty who refuses to acknowledge their kingdom.

Late night snacks are my love language.

I thought ‘diaper cake’ was a slang term for something gross, like ‘butt cake’.

No one should ever expect me to remember directions. Or names. Or anything, really.

I will die someday without ever knowing how to use an eyelash curler.

I could be a ghostwriter for the autobiography of any random woman I see slightly struggling.

Every shower is a judgment of every body part I have.

Life is a series of small humiliations.

My whole life is just trying to figure out how much sleep I can get away with.

Every time someone is kind to me for no reason, it shakes me to my core.

There are people out there who just know how to fold fitted sheets. Those people are aliens.

I will never not be amazed by how much boys can sweat.

I honestly believe that stepping on a LEGO is one of the top three most painful things a human can experience.

The older I get, the sooner I leave any place. It’s a miracle if I stay at a party for more than an hour.

Literary awards

  • Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Nonfiction (2021)
  • PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay Nominee for Longlist (2021)
  • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Humor (2020)