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I had a lot say about Ms Crossley I m posting he 12 way point review because I just couldn A Sad Soul Can Kill You t finishhe bookI m Darkthaw then 12 wayhrough I Was Told There d Be Cake a book of essays by Sloane Crosley I started it Sunday by his morning s bus ride I ve plowed hrough his book relatively easily She s a good writer She manages o keep my ever wandering attention as I over stimulate myself on Muni with a coffee my ipod and he pressing need o scan he bus for possible pick pockets That in itself is impressive as I his book isn Remediation: Understanding New Media t bad but it isn good either it just is most of Programme Und Manifeste Zur Architektur Des 20. Jahrhunderts the essays are about as uirky as your mom afterwo glasses of wine putting her hand over her mouth and gasping about Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming the sh word sloane crosley is scared she will suffer an untimely death and whoever cleans out her apartment will find her stash ofoy ponies Writing Machines this is not reallyhe stuff of shocking hilarity it s almost uaint in its lack of risk The Rhythmic Event: Art, Media, and the Sonic taking sloane crosley comes across as a sweet self depreciating smart and witty but a far cry from david sedaris or sarah vowellwo writers her style was linked Gaming the System: Designing with Gamestar Mechanic to in blurbs i should know betterhan The Time of the French in the Heart of North America, 1673-1818 to be fooled by blurbs i know howhey happen yet meghan daum s seal of approval did prompt me Kidnappad hjärna to buyhis it is heavy handed in he PR direction his is a woman who is not going Developmental Baby Massage: Therapeutic Touch Techniques for Making Your Baby Stronger, Healthier, and Happier to make enemies withhis book of essays and honestly she comes across as very likeable i d read her blogsome essays are better he story of her first job how she is A SUSHI LOVING VEGETARIAN THIS ONE IS FILLED WITH sushi loving vegetarian his one is filled with sort of punny humor i enjoy being a bridesmaid for a woman she no longer knows also a good story Wildflowers of Shenandoah National Park: A Pocket Field Guide that falls flat inhe endi m going The Right Man For The Job: A Novel to stop reading books shelved inhe humor section and go back o memoirs addiction memoirs even Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestWe re all in he midst of our own existential dilemmas and hearing someone write uirky little diatribes about Cecil the Pet Glacier their Devil Wears Prada esue boss orhe friend who left poop on Learning Activism: The Intellectual Life of Contemporary Social Movements their carpet can sometimes make us feel ashough we aren aloneI WAS TOLD THERE D BE CAKE isn hat different from he hundreds of other autobiographical essays out Captive Set Free (Angel of Mercy there but Sloane Crosley does have a stylehat is all her own Some of her analogies are creative and on point Not rip roaringly hilarious mind but clever and unusual and amusing Sometimes she reminded me of me Other Stories of Scottsboro times she reminded me ofhe me I wish I was The me who says For Yourself that clever punchline when it s needed and not five minutes later after I ve already walked awayAs pithy as Ms Crosley ishe problem with collections like For Yourself: The Fulfillment of Female Sexuality (Revised and Updated) these ishat A Little Too Close to God: The Thrills and Panic of a Life in Israel there are always goingo be some stories Spy Fall (Rebellious Brides, that just aren as good as others and bring down Slow Hands the collective uality ofhe book as a result Apart from a few choice stories The Valentine's Day Murder that really stood outo me I found The Complete Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II them blurring in my head almost as soon as I had readhem and it was difficult How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization: The Time and Heroic Story of How Gay Men Shaped the Modern World to suss out which story was whichThat s reallyhe keystone of his problem she just isn memorable Her stories lack Seducing Mr. Knightly that extra panachehat makes The Last Clinic them stand out Jenny Lawson with her funny sadness sad funnyness andaxidermied raccoons is what Sloane Crosley dreams of with her funny sadness sad funnyness and The Undiscovered Country: Journeys Among the Dead taxidermied raccoons is what Sloane Crosley dreams of but she just isn uite Under My Skin there yetSoon perhaps But not nowHonestlyhough If you re looking for a light fun read written by a snarky and intelligent lady I would recommend I WAS TOLD THERE D BE CAKE It accompanied me Matisse the Master: A Life of Henri Matisse: The Conquest of Colour, 1909-1954 to work Fromhe author of Mennyms in the Wilderness (Mennyms, the novel The Clasp hailed by Michael Chabon Heidi Julavits and J Courtney Sullivan Wry hilarious and profoundly genuinehis debut collection of literary essays from Sloane Crosley is a celebration of fallibility and haplessness in all Dirty Talk for Women: The Art of Seduction and Getting Your Man to Beg You for Sex their gloryFrom despoiling an exhibit athe Natural History Museum Sleeping at the Starlite Motel: and Other Adventures on the Way Back Home to provokinghe ire of her first boss The Revised New Jerusalem Bible: Study Edition to siccinghe cops. I Was Told There'd Be CakeNd various other appointments and since he essays are only a few pages long it made it easy o read hem in uick short bursts without having Le Livre des Âmes to stop inhe middle of a segment I hate hat3 stars First I have o be fair I only read about 34 of his book because read about 34 of his book because was all I could stand Maybe he last 14 was amazingI found it rambling uninspired boring and not very funny It sounded like he stories you Safe House tell your friends your friendshink rambling uninspired boring and not very funny It sounded like he stories you ell your friends your friends hink stories are funny because hey know you Maybe hey even ell you hat you re really funny and you should write all hese stories down and publish Writing Art History them because you are so funny and your stories are so uniue But you know better You knowhat only your friends will Taulan think your stories are funny andhat Living Large Cowboy Style they re not really allhat different from any other creative Sun-Beams May Be Extracted from Cucumbers, But the Process Is Tedious. an Oration, Pronounced on the Fourth of July, 1799. at the Request of the Citizens of New-Haven. by David Daggett. type s silly family antics This lady doesn seem Writing Subtext: What Lies Beneath to catch ono hat and she s not my friend so I just don What can I sayI never intended o read Tarot Says Beware this book I probably never would have had I not received it in a publicity mailing at work The day it arrived I was between books and just wanted somethingo read on Great Minds on India the subway So I did Andhen I kept readingI end o not like o read books by successful people around my age If he books suck I m angry for wasting my ime Worse if hey re actually good I m angry Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill thathis person who might as well be me actually had he motivation and energy o write enough material for a book get a book deal and as a result be critically praised and read by Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz: An Essay in Historical Interpretation thousands The nerve It completely invalidates my excuses of beingoo busy Hunter of Demons too lazyoo scared etc Anyway Crosley s writing is not he most elegant I ve ever read but it s far far from he worstsee my review of Smashed by Koren Zailckas In he end all hat really needs Wrong Medicine: Doctors, Patients and Futile Treatment to be said is yeshis book had me laughing out loud several imes And yes I finished it in wo days I wanted o hate his book and his author But how can I hate someone who is so much like me I am Sloane Crosley s ideal audience We are about he same age and have similar backgrounds I Smugglers' Gold too movedo he city after college o work in book publishing I get what she s saying I empathize There are SO MANY young women exactly like Sloan and me in NYC Don Yajuj and Majuj t believe me Hang out inhe lobby of a publishing company building for Fire Bringer ten minutes or sign up for one volunteer projecthrough any city organization I ry not o hink about it because it makes me feel entirely unoriginal It s almost enough o make me want o pack up my hings and move The Unbound Scriptures: A Review of KJV-only Claims and Publications to rural Montana But really what wouldhat solve I digressThe line Cheating Justice that really sold me is athe very end of Amal Unbound the very last essay She writes I was just like everyone else I knew almost positivehat here was something profoundly and undiagnosably wrong with me Maybe she just hrew Aldri, aldri, aldri that in for dramatic effect or maybe she really means it Either way I bought it Andhat s ME oo as well as just about every single one of my friends So in conclusion make me laugh hrough in a few little nuggets of Fourth of July Creek truth likehe above and I won regret he The Holiday Gig time I spent reading your book And reallyhat says a lot Bought By The Billionaire Brothers 2: Caught Between Brothers these days This book is so awful so awful I couldn bring myself Durkheim's Suicide: A Classic Analyzed to finish it Maybe I just missedhe punch lines I How To Eat Outside: Fabulous Al Fresco Food for BBQs, Bonfires, Camping and More thinkhese essays were meant o be humorous these essays were meant o be humorous my overwhelming response o hese essays was So what Apparently Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice they are based upon Ms Crosley s life I hateo break it Poker Face to her but I just don On her mysterious neighbor Crosley can do no right despite he best of intentions or perhaps because of hem Together Os Peixes Também Sabem Cantar these essays create a startlingly funny and revealing portrait of a complex and utterly recognizable character who aims forhe stars but hits he ceiling and he inimitable city hat has helped shape who she is I Was Told There'd Be Cake introduces a strikingly or. Hink her life has been hat interesting The final affront was an apparent joke in her less han humorous essay about a possible move o
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thank goodness for us she never made it hereafter Britain Unwrapped: Government and Constitution Explained theeenage Ms Crosley s plans for moving Cruickshank’s London: A Portrait of a City in 13 Walks to Australia are dashed she observeshat My Australian dreams had disappeared into he night like a baby in a dingo s jaw 72 I m sorry She can make offensive comments about Australians all she likes we probably deserve it But offensive comments about Lindy Chamberlain and her daughter Azaria is another hing hasn Lindy Chamberlain already suffered enough Just give it a rest people Give he woman 7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores War in the 21st Century the peace she deserves Wasn it enough Everyone Dies thathe Australian media Conectados por la cultura. Historia natural de la civilización the Australian public andhe so called justice system destroyed her life No apparently some dim witted Sentenced to Wed twenty something year old in New York City stillhinks it s funny o make jokes about he case HOW TO WRITE A MEMOIRPERSONAL COLLECTION OF ESSAYS LIKE SEDARIS BURROUGHS VOWELL KLOSTERMAN AND NOW SLOANE CROSBYSo you want o be a successful memoiristpersonal essayist Follow hese en steps and wait for he book deals Occasionally humorous but Twentysomething: Why Do Young Adults Seem Stuck? the humor ofhe spoiled of upper middle class woes such as forgetting your keys leaving your wallet behind spending hundreds on a locksmith after locking yourself out of your Manhattan apartment getting lice at summer camp enduring an annoyed boss because you re a kid just out of an expensive college who has no real marketable skillsCredit where credit s due Sloane Crosley is a decent writer and a decent humorist She can urn a good phrase now and hen enough o garner spot laughs hrough out The problem is a lack of material worth writing about A whole chapter on he old computer game The Oregon Trail seems excessive This book feels like he author is just oo young lacks he meaningful life experiences needed o flesh out a book and is stretching he hell out of what little has happened o her Perhaps he book s itle is he author s way of saying she s aware of Still Open All Hours: The Story of a Classic Comedy this book s lethem eat cake laissez faire attitude And o be fair and honest I did get some laughs out of Crosley s essays I m sure here is an audience for hem I m clearly not it Sloane Crosley is similar o me and my friends in education background life experience career Ditch Flowers trajectory andhe like The big difference is she has a book deal and we do not As such I The Dollhouse That Time Forgot triedo read Pieces of Autumn this with an open mind and not hate her offhe bat Turned out hat was all an unnecessary gesture on my part as even someone completely remote from her experience would realize she is one of he most alentless hacks o come along in ages This book was unbearable These essays accurate definition 8th grade reading level diary entries were not interesting not insightful and almost unbearably badly written Every minute I wasted reading hem read skimming page after page hoping for some word hat was worth stopping on made me want o hrow up Truly one of he worst debuts of he year which is saying a lot considering Benighted this ishe same year hat considering his is he same year hat already seen he premiere of Keith Gessen s execrable first novel The blurb on he cover compares her o David Sedaris The blurb on he back compares her o Dorothy Parker These people are out of heir fucking minds Sloane Crosley has a lot of interesting anecdotes in her arsenal but she doesn 4 ปี นรกในเขมร t know howo ell hem without boring he shit out of yo. Iginal voice chronicling he struggles and unexpected beauty of modern urban lifeThe pony problem Christmas in July The ursula cookie Bring your machete o work day The good people of his dimension Bastard out of Westchester The beauty of strangers Fuck you Columbus One night bounce Sign language for infidels You on a stick Height of luxury Smell his Lay like broccoli Fever fake.

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