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    I Was Told There'd be Cake (Paperback) By (author) Sloane Crosley

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    DescriptionFrom 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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    Title
    I Was Told There'd be Cake
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sloane Crosley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 160 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846271854
    ISBN 10: 1846271851
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    DC22: 814.6
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000, HUM003000
    Thema V1.0: DNB, DNL
    Publisher
    GRANTA BOOKS
    Imprint name
    Portobello Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 August 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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
    Review quote
    '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