How sure-footed and observant Sloane Crosley is.
I Was Told There'd Be Cake: EssaysRiverhead Books #ad - 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. 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.
Riverhead Books. I was told there'd be cake introduces a strikingly original voice, chronicling the struggles and unexpected beauty of modern urban life. From the author of 2018's much buzzed about Look Alive Out There. Wry, hilarious, and profoundly genuine, Sloane Crosley's debut collection of literary essays is a celebration of fallibility and haplessness in all their glory.
I Was Told There'd Be Cake: Essays #ad - The new york times bestseller that both captured and influenced a generation. Sloane crosley is also the author of look alive Out There, How Did You Get This Number, The Clasp and the ebook Up The Down Volcano.
Look Alive Out There: EssaysMCD #ad - The characteristic heart and punch-packing observations are back, but with a newfound coat of maturity. Crosley has taken up the gauntlets thrown by her predecessors―Dorothy Parker, David Sedaris―and crafted something rare, Nora Ephron, affecting, and true. Look alive out there arrives on the tenth anniversary of I Was Told There'd be Cake, and Crosley's essays have managed to grow simultaneously more sophisticated and even funnier.
. She stays consistently funny and delivers a book that is alive and jumping. Steve martin from the new york times-bestselling author Sloane Crosley comes Look Alive Out There―a brand-new collection of essays filled with her trademark hilarity, wit, and charm. More of a blazer, really. Fans of i was told there'd be cake and how Did You Get This Number know Sloane Crosley's life as a series of relatable but madcap misadventures.
Look Alive Out There: Essays #ad - And yet she's still very much herself, and it's great to have her back―and not a moment too soon or late, for that matter. Riverhead Books. In look alive out there, whether it's scaling active volcanoes, crashing shivas, playing herself on Gossip Girl, befriending swingers, or squinting down the barrel of the fertility gun, Crosley continues to rise to the occasion with unmatchable nerve and electric one-liners.
And as her subjects become more serious, her essays deliver not just laughs but lasting emotional heft and insight. Sloane Crosley does the impossible.
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Nathaniel loves Nathaniel. During the reception, an inebriated Victor passes out in the mother of the groom's bedroom. Riverhead Books. He's woken with a jovial slap to the face, as she dangles a story about a missing necklace before him, one that she has never even told her son. Now at the tail end of their twenties, they arrive absorbed in their own lives, but soon slip back into old roles: Victor loves Kezia.
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Timekezia, nathaniel, and Victor are reunited at the extravagant wedding of a college friend.
Look Alive Out There: EssaysPicador #ad - More of a blazer, really. Fans of i was told there’d be cake and how did You Get This Number know Sloane Crosley’s life as a series of relatable but madcap misadventures. The characteristic heart and punch-packing observations are back, but with a newfound coat of maturity. And yet she’s still very much herself, and it’s great to have her back―and not a moment too soon or late, for that matter.
Named a most anticipated book of 2018 by entertainment weekly, buzzfeed, elle, bustle, instyle, glamour, the millions, cosmopolitan, and Southern LivingSloane Crosley returns to the form that made her a household name in really quite a lot of households: Essays!From the New York Times–bestselling author Sloane Crosley comes Look Alive Out There―a brand-new collection of essays filled with her trademark hilarity, wit, BookRiot, and charm.
Crosley has taken up the gauntlets thrown by her predecessors―Dorothy Parker, affecting, David Sedaris―and crafted something rare, Nora Ephron, and true. Look alive out there arrives on the tenth anniversary of I Was Told There’d be Cake, and Crosley’s essays have managed to grow simultaneously more sophisticated and even funnier.
Look Alive Out There: Essays #ad - In look alive out there, or staring down the barrel of the fertility gun, playing herself on Gossip Girl, crashing shivas, befriending swingers, whether it’s scaling active volcanoes, Crosley continues to rise to the occasion with unmatchable nerve and electric one-liners. And as her subjects become more serious, her essays deliver not just laughs but lasting emotional heft and insight.
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Eventually they decided to share their habit with the world and sadstuffonthestreet. Com was born. Picador USA. This project came about in early 2011, when a man san Francisco resident Greg Larson and a woman New York resident Sloane Crosley started a website of so-sad-it's-funny objects they spotted on their respective streets.
Sad Stuff on The Street #ad - Therefore, 100% of proceeds will go to NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The bar isn't exactly high, but it is specific. The new york times **100% of proceeds from this purchase go to the national alliance on mental Illness** Sad Stuff on The Street by Sloane Crosley and Greg Larson, and designed by Todd Oldham, is a sometimes humorous, yet often sad tribute to the untold stories of detritus found on the streets of cities around the world.
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It is 1980 in new york city, and jane, strikes a deal with Neil, a valedictorian fresh out of Harvard, an intoxicating writer twenty years her senior. Her voice is original and iconic. The two quickly become lovers, living together in a chelsea brownstone, and Neil reveals the rules for a life well lived: If you take food home from a restaurant, don’t say it’s because you want leftovers for "the dog.
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. Picador USA. Riverhead Books. Vintage. A new york times bestseller this essay collection from the “bitches gotta eat” blogger, and “one of our country’s most fierce and foulmouthed authors” Amber Tamblyn, writer on Hulu’s Shrill, Vulture is sure to make you alternately cackle with glee and cry real tears.
Meaty: EssaysVintage #ad - Smart, hilarious, edgy, and unabashedly raunchy New York Times bestselling author Samantha Irby explodes onto the printed page in her uproarious first collection of essays. Irby laughs her way through tragicomic mishaps, depression, bad sex, neuroses, masturbation, taco feasts, and taboos as she struggles through adulthood: chin hairs, failed relationships, inflammatory bowel disease and more.
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