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I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley
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Jun 26, 2008

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Read in December, 2011

While there were some awesomely sarcastic lines sprinkled liberally throughout this collection ("wheat is among the more oppressed grains an it's important that we liberate it through abstinence...also lactose --Free the lactose! Free the gluten!"), I just never really felt much empathy with the what the author was writing about and thus had a hard time caring enough to finish this. Maybe it's a west coast vs. east coast thing. Or maybe I've just been far more conservative in my personal life through my twenties than everyone else (a highly likely probability). And the witticisms, though often very funny, had the feel of laughing at the expense of others, which always taints the humor.

Three stars for her great prose style and those handful of quotable bits of sarcasm.

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