I Was Told There'd be Cake

I Was Told There'd be Cake

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By (author) Sloane Crosley

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  • Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 20mm | 160g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1846271851
  • ISBN 13: 9781846271854
  • Sales rank: 16,354

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From getting locked out of her flat twice on the same day and being fired for baking a giant cookie in the shape of her boss' head, to playing bridesmaid for a friend she'd long forgotten, Sloane Crosley can do no right, despite the best of intentions. With sharp, original and irresistible storytelling that confounds expectations at every turn, Crosley recounts her victories and catastrophes, finding uproarious comedy and genuine insights in the most unpredictable places.

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SLOANE CROSLEY's essays have appeared in the New York Times, Playboy, Salon and the Village Voice. She also wrote the cover story for the worst-selling issue of Maxim in the magazine's history. She lives in New York and this is her first book. www.sloanecrosley.com

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'I love Sloane Crosley. She's a postmodern Mary Tyler Moore, and this book is wry, generous, knowing - a perfect document of what it is to be young in today's world.' AM Homes 'Sloane Crosley is a mordant and mercurial wit. What makes her so funny is that she seems to be telling the truth, helplessly.' Jonathan Lethem 'Crosley channels David Sedaris - and Carrie Bradshaw - in a slightly cracked and often charming collection of essays recounting a suburban girl's adventures in the big city.' Vogue 'The voice feels a little like Nora Ephron's, a little like Dorothy Parker's and David Sedaris', although Crosley has a spry wistfulness that's very much her own. We applaud the arrival of a very funny writer.' Los Angeles Times