I Was Told There'd Be Cake (Paperback)

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Wry, hilarious, and profoundly genuine, this debut collection of literary essays from Sloane Crosley is a celebration of fallibility and haplessness in all their glory.
From despoiling an exhibit at the Natural History Museum to provoking the ire of her first boss to siccing the cops on her mysterious neighbor, Crosley can do no right despite the best of intentions -- or perhaps because of them. Together, these essays create a startlingly funny and revealing portrait of a complex and utterly recognizable character who aims for the stars but hits the ceiling, and the inimitable city that has helped shape who she is. "I Was Told There'd Be Cake" introduces a strikingly original voice, chronicling the struggles and unexpected beauty of modern urban life.
Sloane Crosley is also the author of "How Did You Get This Number.

About the Author

SLOANE CROSLEY is the author of two essay collections, "How Did You Get This Number" and the "New York Times" bestseller "I Was Told There d Be Cake", which was shortlisted for the Thurber Prize, named one of Amazon.com s best books of the year, and optioned for a series by HBO. Previously, Crosley was a publicist at Vintage Books, a weekly columnist for "The Independent" (UK) and an adjunct professor in Columbia University s Master of Fine Arts program. Her essays have appeared in "The Best American Nonrequired Reading" and the Library of America s "50 Funniest American Writers According to Andy Borowitz". Crosley is a regular contributor to "GQ, Elle" and NPR. She has also written cover stories and features for "Salon, Spin, Bon Appetit, Vogue, Esquire, Playboy" and "AFAR".
Product Details
ISBN: 9781594483066
ISBN-10: 159448306X
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publication Date: April 2008
Pages: 230
Language: English