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Sloane Crosley      

Assoc. Dir. of Publicity, Vintage/Anchor Books

Sloane Crosley is one of New York's most beloved literary publicists and the author of a best-selling collection of essays, "I Was Told There'd Be Cake," which has been optioned by HBO. Crosley has written for Playboy, Salon, the New York Times, and the Village Voice, where she was a frequent contributor. She also wrote the cover story for the worst-selling issue of Maxim in that magazine’s history. She lives in New York City and is working on a novel.

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How Did You Get This Number: an Evening with Sloane Crosley

In her talks, Sloane Crosley injects a crackling youthful spirit into a proud tradition of female humorists. She whips her post-collegiate adventures—suburban every girl strikes out on her own in the big city—into a fever pitch of bafflement and hilarity. She discusses her circuitous path to success, the indignities of first jobs, the nostalgia for a youth still freshly remembered, and the effect of pop culture to enhance and obfuscate our memories. Her story, unique yet relatable, is about good intentions gone awry and about stumbling tentatively, charmingly, into an uncertain adulthood. With a keen humanity, she finds insight in everyday absurdities, remaking the world into a place pulsing with serendipity, anxiety, and wonder. She'll have you laughing out loud. And nodding, sheepishly, in recognition.


Chuck Klosterman will be in conversation with Sloane Crosley at the ...

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