I Was Told There'd Be Cake

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Penguin Books Limited, Sep 1, 2008 - Literary Collections - 240 pages
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From accidentally despoiling an exhibit at the Museum of Natural History to baking a cookie in the shape of her boss's face to win her approval, Sloane Crossley can do no right. In a sharp, original storytelling style that confounds expectations at every turn, Crossley recounts her victories and catastrophes with an irresistable voice, finding genuine insights in the most unpredictable places. 'I love Sloane Crossley. . . she is a post-modern Mary Tyler Moore, and this book is wry, generous, knowing - a perfect document of what it is to be young in today's world.' A.M. Homes 'Exquisite. . . Crossley has a sprywistfulness that's very much her own' Los Angeles Times 'Sloane Crossley asserts herself as a new master of nonfiction situational comedy' Entertainment Weekly The New York Times bestseller

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User Review  - justacatandabook - LibraryThing

Rather disappointing collection of essays, especially after all the buzz I'd heard about this book. She had me laughing at a few places, but most of the stories felt either flat or forced. Read full review

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User Review  - AlisonLea - LibraryThing

I had such high expectations for this book, given the effusive praise on the back cover, but it didn't really live up to those expectations. Not uproariously funny, not tear-jerking, more of "huh". Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Sloane Crosley's essays have appeared in various publications including Playboy, Salon, the New York Times and the Village Voice, where she was a frequent contributor. She also wrote the cover story for the worst-selling issue of Maxim in that magazine's history. She lives in New York City.

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