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I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley
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Dec 30, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: memoir-essay

Unlike David Sedaris, to whom Crosley has been oft-compared, she actually mines the ordinary. Sedaris (who has, I admit, made me laugh often enough) is always telling us how exceptional he is, how odd his upbringing was, how peculiar are the French, etc, etc. Crosley paints with a more subtle brush the territory of suburbia, apartment life, and post-college malaise. It's an uneven collection, but some potato chips in the bag are always going to be overcooked, too.

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