Monday, March 21, 2011

Sloane Crosley - Perfecting the Art of Witty Prose

There comes a time in all of our lives when we sit back and realize that there is someone out there in the world who is just like us. This thought came to me while I was reading I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley. Exactly, who is this Sloane person and why do we share such a similar outlook on the ridiculousness of our daily lives? Sloane's writing style, which channels that of David Sedaris, perfectly articulates her fumbling experiences as a young woman living in New York City. Like Sedaris, Sloane's stories of her middle-class suburban upbringing are so genuinely personal that they're ironically relatable. This book along with her second essay series How Did You Get This Number? will leave you saying, "I've totally been there." And if not, they'll leave you wishing that you had been.

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