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I Was Told There'd be Cake
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 23 August 2012
I have to say I was slightly disappointed. I bought this following a rave review and it just didn't meet my expectations. I found the stories slightly mediocre and almost as if the writer was forcing humor where there was none to be had. Bit to try hard for me.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 4 September 2010
Absolutely loved this book - hilariously funny and such an easy read. Perfect holiday/commuting quickie. Recently finished reading How Did You Get This Number by the same author - equally brilliant. My girl-friends are queuing up to borrow both!
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 20 August 2008
I bought this following Nicholas Lezard's rave review in the Guardian and have to admit to being underwhelmed. She has a nice voice and can write well, but the stories are too often boring and inconsequential and she isn't funny enough. David Sedaris does this sort of thing a billion times better.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Engaging but patchy, like the higher-profile David Sedaris, who is obviously shaping up to be the new Mark Twain (but who beyond America's shores (alongside Thoreau Mencken and Emerson) reads him?) Maybe they aspire more to the condition of stand-up, which is all about 'love me', than to literature. I note Crosley credits in her acknowledgements those ('anyone'!) who 'edited me closer to funny'; dare I suggest that sometimes distance lends enchantment? The Christmas one is good - but it's over by p28. Heigh ho...
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 19 April 2013
I so desperately wanted to like this one, but four chapters in and I was struggling to read another word. Sloane Crosley comes across as an incredibly privileged young woman who has had no real struggles in life - which is fair enough - but she then attempts to create huge dramas unnecessarily. I forced myself to read through to the end but it just got worse.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 26 November 2010
I bought this book because I am a big fan of Chelsea Handler, in particular 'My Horizontal Life' My Horizontal Life and Sloane is mentioned in the book a few times. I thought I would see if this book was any good and it is good but just not as fall-off-your-chair funny as Handler.

The stories have more of a sentimental feel to them and funny lines are dotted around. Still enjoying reading it but I would prefer it to be a bit more outrageously witty, as this was what I was hoping for from a peer of Handler.

So in short -read Chelsea Handler and this either as a warm-up or for when you have read all of her books and are looking for something to fill the void!
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 17 December 2011
I genuinely thought that this was going to be Portal fan-fiction, I bought it on a whim, and am consequently a retard...although it's actually a pretty good book.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 3 February 2013
I bought this book in the '12 days of kindle' promotion after Christmas and totally hated it.
It's not that the book is bad, just not for me. Download a preview before you buy.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 15 February 2014
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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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 14 February 2014
I don't usually write reviews. However this was so bad I would hate for anyone else to waste their time.
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