I Was Told There'd Be Cake

I Was Told There'd Be Cake

By Sloane Crosley

  • Release Date: 2008-04-01
  • Genre: Humor
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Description

From the author of the novel, The Clasp, hailed by Michael Chabon, Heidi Julavits, and J. Courtney Sullivan.

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.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Reviews

  • Great writing!

    5
    By Lauren Jacobi
    Sloane's writing is great! Her stories are funny, smart and relatable. I highly recommend it!
  • Awesome

    5
    By Cmarie2010
    I envy her writing style. She's so beautifully descriptive, witty and sarcastic. A great read.
  • Great, Recommended!

    5
    By jenlovespunk
    Smart and funny You can re read this book over and over. Great author is a great story teller.

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