I was told there'd be cake: essays

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
Hailed by David Sedaris as "perfectly, relentlessly funny" and by Colson Whitehead as "sardonic without being cruel, tender without being sentimental," from the author of the new collection Look Alive Out There
Wry, hilarious, and profoundly genuine, this debut collection of literary essays is a celebration of fallibility and haplessness in all their glory.

From despoiling an exhibit at the Natural History Museum to provoking the ire of her first boss to siccing the cops on her mysterious neighbor, Crosley can do no right despite the best of intentions — or perhaps because of them. Together, these essays create a startlingly funny and revealing portrait of a complex and utterly recognizable character who aims for the stars but hits the ceiling, and the inimitable city that has helped shape who she is. I Was Told There'd Be Cake introduces a strikingly original voice, chronicling the struggles and unexpected beauty of modern urban life.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781594483066
9781101929483
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDb2ac9d5b-9f63-742d-3994-da8fa3d5730a
Grouping Titlei was told there d be cake
Grouping Authorsloane crosley
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-12-08 03:40:40AM
Last Indexed2022-12-08 04:11:10AM

Solr Fields

accelerated_reader_point_value
0
accelerated_reader_reading_level
0
author
Crosley, Sloane
author_display
Crosley, Sloane
available_at_aurora
Central
detailed_location_aurora
Central
display_description
Hailed by David Sedaris as "perfectly, relentlessly funny" and by Colson Whitehead as "sardonic without being cruel, tender without being sentimental," from the author of the new collection Look Alive Out There
Wry, hilarious, and profoundly genuine, this debut collection of literary essays is a celebration of fallibility and haplessness in all their glory.

From despoiling an exhibit at the Natural History Museum to provoking the ire of her first boss to siccing the cops on her mysterious neighbor, Crosley can do no right despite the best of intentions — or perhaps because of them. Together, these essays create a startlingly funny and revealing portrait of a complex and utterly recognizable character who aims for the stars but hits the ceiling, and the inimitable city that has helped shape who she is. I Was Told There'd Be Cake introduces a strikingly original voice, chronicling the struggles and unexpected beauty of modern urban life.
format_aurora
Book
eAudiobook
format_category_aurora
Audio Books
Books
eBook
id
b2ac9d5b-9f63-742d-3994-da8fa3d5730a
isbn
9781101929483
9781594483066
itype_aurora
Book
last_indexed
2022-12-08T11:11:10.178Z
lexile_score
-1
literary_form
Non Fiction
literary_form_full
Essays
Non Fiction
local_callnumber_aurora
814.6 Cro
owning_library_aurora
Aurora Public Library
owning_location_aurora
Central
primary_isbn
9781594483066
publishDate
2008
publisher
Books on Tape
Riverhead Books
recordtype
grouped_work
subject_facet
Essays
title_display
I was told there'd be cake : essays
title_full
I Was Told There'd Be Cake
I was told there'd be cake : essays / Sloane Crosley
title_short
I was told there'd be cake
title_sub
essays
topic_facet
Biography & Autobiography
Essays
Humor (Nonfiction)
Nonfiction

Solr Details Tables

item_details

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
overdrive:17358c5e-9aa4-40a0-ae9a-634c9dc98143-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueOverDriveAvailable Online
ils:.b16129088.i21734197Central814.6 Cro1falsefalseAvailableJul 29, 2022cennf

record_details

Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
overdrive:17358c5e-9aa4-40a0-ae9a-634c9dc98143eAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishBooks on Tape
ils:.b16129088BookBooks1st edEnglishRiverhead Books2008230 p. ; 21 cm.

scoping_details_aurora

Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:17358c5e-9aa4-40a0-ae9a-634c9dc98143-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b16129088.i21734197On ShelfAvailablefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 3, 20, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11