How Did You Get This Number

How Did You Get This Number

Essays

Book - 2010
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Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, c2010.
ISBN: 9781594487590
1594487596
Characteristics: 274 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.

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Barbara_Gordon Nov 08, 2010

More budding comedian than straight up chick lit author, Sloane Crosley will make you snort with joy. A follow-up to her great debut "I was told there'd be cake" this latest release of short stories will not disappoint.

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Barbara_Gordon Nov 08, 2010

Love Sloane Crosley. Terribly funny writer!


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lukasevansherman
Dec 23, 2016

I liked Sloane Crosley's first collection of essays, "I Was Told There Would Be Cake," and liked parts of her first novel, "The Clasp," which was inspired by Guy de Maupassant's classic short story "The Necklace." "How Did You Get This Number," her second book of essays, treads familiar ground, but with diminishing returns. Her voice was more sardonic in "Cake," while here it comes off as a little complacent and even (trigger word) privileged. Like writing about a trip to Paris: "My friend Louise had sublet an apartment in Paris for a month." Must be nice. In other essays, there's the ever popular kooky family (We had lots of pets!) and the classic New Yorker complaints, which feel like jokes from "Seinfield." Like, "What's the deal with rent in Manhattan? Sure is expensive!" or "What's the deal with taxi cabs? They stink!" Disappointing.

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mbssmith
Apr 28, 2013

Yet another great book by Sloane Crosley. I loved everything about it, except for the sad story about the bear.

Barbara_Gordon Nov 08, 2010

Love Sloane Crosley. Terribly funny writer!

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