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  - TerriS - LibraryThing

I'm officially giving this book a 2.5 stars rating. It is a book of short stories about Sloane Crosley's life, but I just wasn't crazy about it. I listened to the audio book read by her, and I really ... Read full review

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User Review  - tigerb - LibraryThing

I really wanted to like this book more. Sloane Crosley has many, many funny sentences in this collection of essays, but the overall essays are structured with flashbacks within flashbacks, making them ... 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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