I Was Told There d Be Cake
Score: 3
From 61 Ratings

I Was Told There d Be Cake


  • Author : Sloane Crosley
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008-04-01
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1101147474


I Was Told There d Be Cake Book Description :

Hailed by David Sedaris as "perfectly, relentlessly funny" and by Colson Whitehead as "sardonic without being cruel, tender without being sentimental," from the author of the new collection Look Alive Out There. 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 who aims for the stars but hits the ceiling, and...

I Was Told There d Be Cake
Score: 3
From 57 Ratings

I Was Told There d Be Cake


  • Author : Sloane Crosley
  • Publisher : Portobello Books
  • Release Date : 2012-02-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781846274657


I Was Told There d Be Cake Book Description :

From getting locked out of her flat twice on the same day and being fired for baking a giant cookie in the shape of her boss's head, to playing bridesmaid for a friend she'd long forgotten, Sloane Crosley can do no right, despite the best of intentions. With sharp, original and irresistible storytelling that confounds expectations at every turn, Crosley recounts her victories and catastrophes, finding uproarious comedy and genuine insights in the most unpredictable places....

I Was Told There d Be Cake
Score: 3
From 57 Ratings

I Was Told There d Be Cake


  • Author : Sloane Crosley
  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Release Date : 2008-09-01
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143010814


I Was Told There d Be Cake Book Description :

From accidentally despoiling an exhibit at the Museum of Natural History to baking a cookie in the shape of her boss's face to win her approval, Sloane Crossley can do no right. In a sharp, original storytelling style that confounds expectations at every turn, Crossley recounts her victories and catastrophes with an irresistable voice, finding genuine insights in the most unpredictable places. 'I love Sloane Crossley. . . she is a post-modern Mary Tyler Moore, and this book is wry, generous, knowing - a perfect document of what it is to be young in today's world.' A.M. Homes 'Exquisite. . . Crossley has a sprywistfulness that's very much her own' Los Angeles Times 'Sloane Crossley asserts herself as a new master of nonfiction situational comedy' Ente...

I Thought There Would Be Cake

I Thought There Would Be Cake


  • Author : Katharine Welby-Roberts
  • Publisher : SPCK
  • Release Date : 2017-08-17
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780281075775


I Thought There Would Be Cake Book Description :

EVER THOUGHT LIFE ISN’T TURNING OUT QUITE AS YOU EXPECTED? Growing up, Katharine Welby-Roberts imagined that being an adult was one big party. But depression, anxiety and crippling self-doubt led her to alienate herself from others. To replay events and encounters as nightmares. Occasionally, to be unable to leave the house. Aware of the cacophony of voices in her head, Katharine invites us to join her as she journeys to the depths of her soul. Here, with instinctive honesty and humour, she confronts the parts of her story that hinder her most. As she charts a course that offers ways of coping with everyday issues, we are encouraged to embrace our own self-worth. To recognize the value of our existence. To let ourselves be loved. Exactly as we are....

The Clasp
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Clasp


  • Author : Sloane Crosley
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2015-10-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374711825


The Clasp Book Description :

Part comedy of manners, part treasure hunt, the first novel from the writer whom David Sedaris calls "perfectly, relentlessly funny" Kezia, Nathaniel, and Victor are reunited for the extravagant wedding of a college friend. Now at the tail end of their twenties, they arrive completely absorbed in their own lives—Kezia the second-in-command to a madwoman jewelry designer in Manhattan; Nathaniel the former literary cool kid, selling his wares in Hollywood; and the Eeyore-esque Victor, just fired from a middling search engine. They soon slip back into old roles: Victor loves Kezia. Kezia loves Nathaniel. Nathaniel loves Nathaniel. In the midst of all this semi-merriment, Victor passes out in the mother of the groom's bedroom. He wakes to her jovially ...

How Did You Get This Number
Score: 3.5
From 31 Ratings

How Did You Get This Number


  • Author : Sloane Crosley
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-06-15
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1101188286


How Did You Get This Number Book Description :

From the author of the sensational bestseller I Was Told There'd Be Cake comes a new book of personal essays brimming with all the charm and wit that have earned Sloane Crosley widespread acclaim, award nominations, and an ever-growing cadre of loyal fans. In Cake readers were introduced to the foibles of Crosley's life in New York City-always teetering between the glamour of Manhattan parties, the indignity of entry-level work, and the special joy of suburban nostalgia-and to a literary voice that mixed Dorothy Parker with David Sedaris and became something all its own. Crosley still lives and works in New York City, but she's no longer the newcomer for whom a trip beyond the Upper West Side is a big adventure. She can pack up her sensibility and ta...

Look Alive Out There
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Look Alive Out There


  • Author : Sloane Crosley
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-04-03
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443445085


Look Alive Out There Book Description :

"Sloane Crosley does the impossible. She stays consistently funny and delivers a book that is alive and jumping." ― Steve Martin One of Esquire's best books of 2018 so far From 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. The characteristic heart and punch-packing observations are back, but with a newfound coat of maturity. A thin coat. 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 wry misadventures. In Look Alive Out There, whether it’s scaling active volcanoes, crashing shivas, playing herself on Gossip Girl, befriending ...

Best  State  Ever
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Best State Ever


  • Author : Dave Barry
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101982624


Best State Ever Book Description :

A brilliantly funny exploration of the Sunshine State from the man who knows it best: Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times–bestselling author Dave Barry. We never know what will happen next in Florida. We know only that, any minute now, something will. Every few months, Dave Barry gets a call from some media person wanting to know, “What the hell is wrong with Florida?” Somehow, the state’s acquired an image as a subtropical festival of stupid, and as a loyal Floridian, Dave begs to differ. Sure, there was the 2000 election. And people seem to take their pants off for no good reason. And it has flying insects the size of LeBron James. But it is a great state, and Dave is going to tell you why. Join him as he celebrates Florida from Key We...

Eat Cake
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

Eat Cake


  • Author : Jeanne Ray
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2012-02-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307816351


Eat Cake Book Description :

Ruth loves to bake cakes. When she is alone, she dreams up variations on recipes. When she meditates, she imagines herself in the warm, comforting center of a gigantic bundt cake. If there is a crisis, she bakes a cake; if there is a reason to celebrate, she bakes a cake. Ruth sees it as an outward manifestation of an inner need to nurture her family—which is a good thing, because all of a sudden that family is rapidly expanding. First, her mother moves in after robbers kick in her front door in broad daylight. Then Ruth’s father, a lounge singer, who she’s seen only occasionally throughout her life, shatters both wrists and, having nowhere else to go, moves in, too. Her mother and father just happen to hate each other with a deep and poisonous...

Theater Geek
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Theater Geek


  • Author : Mickey Rapkin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-06-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1439154392


Theater Geek Book Description :

What do Natalie Portman, Robert Downey, Jr., Zach Braff, and Mandy Moore have in common? Before they were stars, they were campers at Stagedoor Manor, the premier summer theater camp for children and teenagers. Founded in 1975, Stagedoor continues to attract scores of young performers eager to find kindred spirits, to sing out loud, to become working actors—or maybe even stars. Every summer for the past thirty-five years, a new crop of campers has come to the Catskills for an intense, often wrenching introduction to professional theater. (The camp produces thirteen full-scale productions during each of its three sessions.) These kids come from varying backgrounds—the offspring of Hollywood players from Nora Ephron to Bruce Willis work alongside k...