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From writer Cazzie David comes a series of acerbic, darkly funny essays about misanthropy, social media, anxiety, relationships, and growing up in a wildly eccentric family.

For Cazzie David, the world is one big trap door leading to death and despair and social phobia. From shame spirals caused by hookups to panic attacks about being alive and everyone else having to be alive too, David chronicles her life’s most chaotic moments with wit, bleak humor, and a mega-dose of self-awareness. 

In No One Asked for This, David provides listeners with a singular but ultimately relatable tour through her mind, as she explores existential anxiety, family dynamics, and the utterly modern dilemma of having your breakup displayed on the internet. With pitch-black humor resonant of her father, comedy legend Larry David, and topics that speak uniquely to generational malaise, No One Asked for This is the perfect companion for when you don’t really want a companion.

©2020 by Almost Pretty Productions, Inc. (P)2020 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

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  • Haley Blackwell
  • 2020-11-19

not worth the credit

This was written by someone who clearly is very out of touch with reality and has way too much time/money on her hands. I wanted to like this as I think her dad is hilarious, but this reads like my diary in high school. No way this would have been published if her dad wasn't rich and famous.

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  • Hayley
  • 2020-11-19

Honest and relatable

For a person who writes about hating the memes with the caption “me,” this book is extremely relatable and honest, and makes me think, “SAME.” She also does a killer job on the audio book performance. Highly recommend.

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  • linda palumbo
  • 2020-11-18

Boring

I couldn’t stand it enough to even finish the chapter. I can tolerate self centered if it’s at least interesting but this is just so immature and mundane. Painful.

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  • Vera
  • 2020-11-17

This book is so inspiring hope Cazzie writes more💕

This is like hanging out with a really interesting friend and not being stressed to say something interesting yourself. You can just relax and have her beautiful funny thoughts wash over you. All the essays have a beautiful reverence for life even when she’s saying she’s almost afraid to live. I’m a New Yorker listening to this on a cloudy day by a lake and her voice is a purrfect soundtrack. Yes I said purrfect because like a cat Cazzie seems to hate herself probably almost as much as we love her! Also not like Larry David will ever see this but he’s pretty lucky to have such a funny daughter & I think she should be on Curbed as it would give younger viewers someone to love watching. I like the idea of Curb but find most the characters are too old for me to relate too but Cazzie’s voice is amazing & clearly she’s a good writer. So I guess just giving her her own show would also work or letting her write for herself on Curbed. It’s pretty lucky we get another funny mind like Larry but with a female pov. Anyway I love this book clearly so that’s all I really have to say about it along with hey more books please! Maybe a movie too and a show, ok.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-12-29

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I love this compilation of essays, I found that many of Cazzie’s feelings were relatable. As well as her own thoughts, anxieties, and even certain troubles in her family life. It gave me a sort of comfort, reminding me that I’m not the only person in the world who struggles with certain things, things I would have initially thought that I was unique to experiencing though being just 19. As well as those feelings fueled by paranoia or bouts of self-reluctance or doubt, and anxieties that I felt bothered/annoyed others and worried my siblings and my parents. She’s also very funny and admirable in my opinion and super gorgeous. I very much appreciate the release! :)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-12-20

Don’t take it so seriously and you’ll like it

Hate to say it but can definitely tell she’s Larry David’s daughter , and that’s not a bad thing at all!! Hope to see more from Cazzie David !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-12-16

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My name is Michael and I am in love with Cazzie David, but wish I was not because she most likely will think of me as a creepy fan stalker person that is crazy. Maybe I will find someone like her or someone like her will find me. Thanks for the book. Love, Michael.

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  • Mercedes C. Felix Perez
  • 2020-12-04

Painful to listen to

I love Cazzie David. I find her sarcastically hilarious and witty. Was expecting this book to be at least a. It funny at times. After just over two hours of listening to this book, I had to force myself to stop if I wanted to keep my sanity. Her story telling is dark and depressing. I felt myself being dragged deep into a manic depressive hole and it was not a good feeling. I am still at a loss of words as to how horrible listening to this book was. I will give it a shot by actually reading a paperback, but please spare yourself of the awful experience that I had by listening to it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-11-29

Title is Apt

Grating on the psyche and soul. Had to drop it a couple hours in- whatever brand of humor it’s missed on me.

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  • L Virtue
  • 2020-11-20

Self indulgent musings

I hope Cazzie continues to write and grow as an author. This is a sometimes interesting but over all immature work that mostly reads like a 17 year olds diary.

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