I Was Told There'd Be Cake

ISBN-10: 159448306X
ISBN-13: 9781594483066
Edition: 2008
Authors: Sloane Crosley
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Description: Wry, hilarious, and profoundly genuine, this debut collection of literary essays 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Wry, hilarious, and profoundly genuine, this debut collection of literary essays 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 that's aiming for the stars but hits the ceiling, and the inimitable city that has helped shape who she is. I Was Told There'd Be Cakeintroduces a strikingly original voice, chronicling the struggles and unexpected beauty of modern urban life.

Sloane Crosley is the author I Was Told There'd Be Cake, which was a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. Her second collection, How Did You Get This Number, finds her riffing on European vacation disasters and doing bridesmaid duty in Alaska.

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