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I Was Told There'd be Cake [Paperback]

Sloane Crosley
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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Book Description

1 Aug 2008
From getting locked out of her flat twice on the same day and being fired for baking a giant cookie in the shape of her boss' head, to playing bridesmaid for a friend she'd long forgotten, Sloane Crosley can do no right, despite the best of intentions. With sharp, original and irresistible storytelling that confounds expectations at every turn, Crosley recounts her victories and catastrophes, finding uproarious comedy and genuine insights in the most unpredictable places.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd (1 Aug 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846271851
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846271854
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,140 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A charming collection of essays recounting a suburban girl's adventures in the big city' -- Vogue

'A winsome kiss-and-tell' -- The Observer

'An exquisite collection ... we applaud the arrival of a very funny writer'
-- Los Angeles Times

'She writes so sharply and brightly' -- The Observer

'Sloane Crosley is an entertaining minx' -- The Metro

'it was a pleasure to come across this' -- The Guardian

`Sloane Crosley would make a brilliant best friend. All the essays in the book will bring a smile'
-- Jewish Chronicle

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'A charming collection of essays recounting a suburban girl's adventures in the big city'

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Could be funnier.... 6 Dec 2012
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I found this to be a slightly uneven book in it's humour. The first one hundred pages or so I found to be quite clever, but really failing at bringing the laughs. The second half however, I flew through, and the last few chapters are especially funny. I can't really fault it when my main complaint is that it needs a little rearranging though. I'll probably pick up more essays from this author in the future. It became my 'easy read for the bus' book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Genuinely Hillarious 22 Sep 2010
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I bought this as an impulse buy after reading a review of one of Crosley's other books in the paper. I have to say this is one of the funniest books I have ever read. The essays are witty and an insightful, as well as an interesting look into the life of a twenty something New Yorker. 'The Ursula Cookie' is probably the best of all the stories. A definate good read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Amusing 24 Mar 2013
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Great for dipping into, especially if you're a commuter. It's a collection of columns by the author, I wouldn't necessarily call it 'comedy' but it is amusing. There isn't any particular theme, they are just bundled together pieces about life in the city. I'd recommend it for dipping into when you just have a few minutes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable read 9 Sep 2012
By Agathe
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To me this was a perfect summer book : not too serious or intellectual, but very well written and funny, as well as easy to read as it's made of short independent stories. I recommend it !
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4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect book and perfect price 10 Aug 2012
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Good price, description as arrived, very happy. Perfect book for any girl who has every wondered, am i alone in doing/thinking that?
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not hilarious 23 Mar 2014
By Panda
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Loved the title but this was not as amusing as its write up. Alas. I did finish it but it just failed to amuse me.
I much preferred "is everyone hanging out without me"
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3.0 out of 5 stars not sure 22 Mar 2014
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Not sure about this, it wasn't a page turner!!! Never really got to know the character or story at all.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 15 Feb 2014
By pat
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Now started the book twice but finding the style difficult to read not inspired to continue and may not finish it
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