I Was Told There'd Be Cake

I Was Told There'd Be Cake

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008
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From the author of the novel, The Clasp , hailed by Michael Chabon, Heidi Julavits, and J. Courtney Sullivan. 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 . From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Books on Tape, 2008.
ISBN: 9781101929483
Branch Call Number: OverDrive eAudiobook
Additional Contributors: Crosley, Sloane
Overdrive Inc

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JCLHopeH Oct 24, 2013

Sloane Crosley's essays let readers step into the shoes of a young 20-something as she recounts a handful of her life's absurdities and adventures, and her storytelling is honest, crude, and humorous. Her essays remind me of those by Chelsea Handler.

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sunny29
Aug 09, 2010

Entertaining essays on life in NYC and a single woman!

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