I Was Told There'd Be Cake

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I Was Told There'd Be Cake
AuthorSloane Crosley
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreNonfiction
PublisherRiverhead Books
Media typePrint
ISBN9781436207126

I Was Told There'd Be Cake is a New York Times-bestselling[1] collection of essays by American writer and literary publicist Sloane Crosley.

Reception[edit]

Author Jonathan Lethem called Crosley "another mordant and mercurial wit from the realm of Sedaris and Vowell." David Sedaris called her writing "sure-footed, observant and relentlessly funny." Kirkus Reviews called it "Witty and entertaining";[2] the Seattle Times said "this book about nothing is riveting to the very end";[3] The New York Observer described it as "a funny book, and also a wistful book and a touching book".[4] Elsewhere, the San Francisco Chronicle reviewer noted that while the book featured "sharp, self-effacing humor", the book's style reveals the author as "too clever for her own good" and "not... very, well, nice", though that by the book's end, "we forgive her deceptions".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Paperback Nonfiction'". New York Times. April 27, 2008. Retrieved 4 April 2010.
  2. ^ "'I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley'". Powell's Books. Retrieved 4 April 2010.
  3. ^ Edwards, Haley (April 4, 2008). "'"I Was Told There'd Be Cake": Savvy, funny musings of a 20-something'". Seattle Times. Retrieved 4 April 2010.
  4. ^ Dalva, Nancy (April 8, 2008). "'Adorably Ageist Flack Vaults Generation Gap'". New York Observer. Retrieved 4 April 2010.
  5. ^ Elson, Rachel (April 13, 2008). "'Sloane Crosley: A funny, snippy New York girl'". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 4 April 2010.