I Was Told There'd Be Cake

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Paperback, Riverhead Books, 2008, ISBN13 9781594483066, ISBN10 159448306X

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Wry, hilarious, and profoundly genuine, this debut collection of literary essays from Sloane Crosley is a celebration of fallibility and haplessness in all their glory.

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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Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publish Date: Apr 01, 2008
ISBN-13: 9781594483066
ISBN-10: 159448306X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.45
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.0 x 5.3 x 0.6
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The was a great and quick read which kept me laughing. I highly recommend this book--I couldn't put it down!

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