"Cazzie David is the delicious antidote to the poison of basic influencer culture. This book will make all misanthropes feel seen and loved--well, seen and tolerated."
—Diablo Cody, screenwriter and author of Candy Girl
“If you think you’re having trouble copy with the day-to-day trials and tribulations, think again. This book will make you laugh, think, but mostly feel better about your own sanity.”
—Chelsea Handler, comedian and New York Times bestselling author of Life Will Be the Death of Me…And You, Too!
"Cazzie David is one of the funniest, most original writers of this up-and-coming generation. This book couldn't have come at a better time."
—Amy Schumer, comedian and New York Times bestselling author of The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
"Cazzie David's gimlet-eyed worldview produces observations so sharp and so funny they will literally make you gasp with laughter and shock at once. No One Asked for This is an incisively funny look at a specific moment in time and in that strange expanse of early adulthood. Every page wraps unguarded insights in a delicious shell of acid-tongue wit. I ate this book up!"
—R. Eric Thomas, bestselling author of Here for It, or How to Save Your Soul in America
"It would be far more convenient for everyone involved to hate this and Cazzie David herself, but of course, she doesn’t make anything easy. Unfortunately, these essays are an astute portrait of the mortifying ordeal of being known, capturing the embarrassment of a life reluctant to be lived. These essays are an inner monologue on its best behavior–sitting around with a friend in comfortable silence, or meeting that one person at a party and sighing, “Oh, thank god.” Here, everyday observations are sprinkled with brutal honesty, a refreshing break for people whose instinct, and respite, is preferring to not."
—Darcie Wilder, author of literally show me a healthy person
"The sharp, anxiety-fueled essays in Cazzie David's No One Asked for This are exactly what the world needs after a year like 2020. David tackles social anxiety, shame spirals, and existential dread with the kind of gallows humor that will surely make her famous dad, Larry David, proud."
—PopSugar, Best New Books of November
"Full of darkly funny reflections on her life. From shame spirals caused by hookups to panic attacks about being alive, David chronicles her life's most chaotic moments with wit, bleak humor and self-awareness."
—PureWow, 9 Books to Read in November