Saturday, May 22, 2010

Review-I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley

Another book I choose to read based on the title. I Was Told There'd Be Cake is a collection of essays by Sloane Crosley. A collection of humorous essays. Crosley is a single gal in New York but don't confuse her with any of the Sex And The City gals. Crosley is a coarse, pony collecting, forced Maid of Honor kind of woman. She stumbles through life, volunteering at a butterfly exhibit, investigating why her parents named her Sloane, and hosting dinner parties where guests poop on her bathroom floor.
Her stories are not outlandish, she's making this up stuff stories. Crosley weaves a certain realism through her stories so you feel like you are there. Each essay wasn't too long, perfect for a bus ride or a story before bed (although I wouldn't read about the moth before bed unless you want to dream about being eaten by moths). Crosley was a new to me author, but I'll keep my eye out for her other works.


moonrat said...

I love this collection. I personally love "The Ursula Cookie," but I work in publishing so there's a pretty special attachment there. But the one I have given ALL my friends to read lately is "You on a Stick"--the one about being a bridesmaid. Let's just say I'm livin' the dream as we speak.