Crosley's sophomore collection of essays finds her more nuanced, aware, and deeper. There's a generous humor that permeates her narratives, whether it's a bear encounter in Alaska, smuggling in Paris, furniture haggling in NYC, or childhood rivalries. This book reveals a writer of tremendous talent worth your time.
The hilarious New York Times bestselling literary essay collection from Sloane Crosley, the author of I Was Told There'd Be Cake and The Clasp.
Sloane Crosley, the brilliantly funny "fountain of observations" (Boston Globe), now takes readers from a bear-infested wedding in Alaska to a run-in with clowns in Portugal in a new collection of essays about the messiest and most unexpected dilemmas life has to offer.
"How sure-footed and observant Sloane Crosley is. How perfectly, relentlessly funny." -- David Sedaris
About the Author
Sloane Crosley is the author of the new collection Look Alive Out There, the novel The Clasp, and the bestselling essay collections How Did You Get This Number and I Was Told There'd Be Cake, which was a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. Her essays and criticism have appeared in The New York Times, New York Observer, the Village Voice, Playboy, Teen Vogue, Salon, Black Book, Radar, Maxim, and The Believer. She lives in New York City.
"Wonderful and entertaining." -- USA Today
"Undeniably funny... Crosley's work speaks volumes to her generation." -- San Francisco Chronicle
"Charming... Crosley has an original spark... [She] is like a tap dancer, lighthearted and showmanlike... capable of surprising you with the reserves of emotion and keen social observation that motivate the performance." -- The New York Times Book Review
"Crosley writes with such buoyancy. But [she]... shows a depth that's every bit as enjoyable as the full-on belly laughs." -- Entertainment Weekly