I bought and read I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley over the weekend. I’m a sucker for a good collection of essays, and this one was completely charming.
My favorite essay is Fever Faker, which is about health problems. Hypochondriac-me read it in delight and easily related to the entire ordeal.
From Publisher’s Weekly:
“This debut essay collection is full of sardonic wit and charm, and Crosley effortlessly transforms what could have been stereotypical tales of mid-20s life into a breezy series of vignettes with uproariously unpredictable outcomes….Fans of Sarah Vowell’s razor-sharp tongue will love this original new voice.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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