|Publisher:||Penguin Group USA|
|Publish Date:||Apr 2008|
|Number of Pages:||230|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.45|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 8.0 x 0.75|
|The Pony Problem||p. 1|
|Christmas Injuly||p. 9|
|The Ursula Cookie||p. 29|
|Bring-Your-Machete-to-Work Day||p. 53|
|The Good People of This Dimension||p. 59|
|Bastard Out of Westchester||p. 67|
|The Beauty of Strangers||p. 85|
|Fuck You, Columbus||p. 91|
|One-Night Bounce||p. 99|
|Sign Language for Infidels||p. 115|
|You on a Stick||p. 141|
|The Height of Luxury||p. 181|
|Smell This||p. 189|
|Lay Like Broccoli||p. 207|
|Fever Faker||p. 213|
Vintage Books publicist Crosley (sloanecrosley. com) is a modern diarist with attitude, at once opinionated, witty, and raw. Her personality and spark lend her reading of her own debut essay collection intimacy and authenticity, as though she were the listener's friend dishing over a cup of tea. Highly recommended for public library nonfiction collections.
[Audio clip available through us.penguin group.com; HBO recently optioned the rights to the Riverhead Nb original, a New York Times best seller described as "a refreshing, original reflection on modern life recommended for public libraries", LJ 2/15/08.--Ed.] - Judith Robinson, Dept. of Library & Information Studies, Univ. at Buffalo
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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.
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