How Did You Get This Number
By Sloane Crosley
(Riverhead Books, Paperback, 9781594485190, 288pp.)
Publication Date: May 3, 2011
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The hilarious New York Times bestselling literary essay collection from Sloane Crosley, the author of I Was Told There'd Be Cake.
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
Sloane Crosley is the author of the New York Times bestseller I Was Told There'd Be Cake. 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.
Crosley's first collection of humor essays, I Was Told There'd Be Cake, focused on her misadventures in Manhattan. In How Did You Get This Number, the Random House publicist takes her funny, fish-out-of-water experiences overseas. More at NPR.org
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"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