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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,270 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sloane Crosley Narrator: Sloane Crosley Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A brand-new book of hilarious and insightful personal essays by the iconic, irresistible Sloane Crosley. From the author of the sensational best seller 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 takes us with her to Paris, to Portugal (having picked it by spinning a globe and putting down her finger, and finally falling in with a group of Portuguese clowns), and even to Alaska, where the bear bells on her fellow bridesmaids' ponytails seemed silly until a grizzly cub dramatically intrudes.

Meanwhile, back in New York, where new apartments beckon and taxi rides go awry, her sense of the city has become more layered, her relationships with friends and family more complicated.

As always, Crosley's voice is fueled by the perfect witticism, buoyant optimism, flair for drama, and easy charm in the face of minor suffering or potential drudgery. But in How Did You Get This Number it has also become increasingly sophisticated, quicker, and sharper to the point, more complex and lasting in the emotions it explores. And yet, Crosley remains the unfailingly hilarious young Everywoman, healthily equipped with intelligence and poise to fend off any potential mundanity in maturity.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amy | 2/18/2014

    " I really enjoy Crosley's writing, its light, smart and funny. She takes everyday situations and makes them interesting. I felt like I was right there with her.As a reader you meet so many great characters along the way, and Crosley seems to have these amazing adventures, in which I wish I found myself wishing she would take me on with her The last chapter of this book surprised me, when it took a more serious turn and you felt what she felt, and felt for her. She described perfectly what it feels like post break up, just in one scene. . I will look for more of her books for sure!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stephanie | 2/8/2014

    " Loving this! So funny and so insightful: exactly my kind of writer! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kat Foley | 1/4/2014

    " One of the best (funniest) I've ever read. The type of book where, when you are done reading, you are depressed to find the author doesn't have anything else published yet. I Was Told There'd Be Cake is also incredible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Anne | 12/13/2013

    " Really well-written essays about . . . . . I forget. "

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